Agriculture and Food Feed Certification
Animal feeds are the building blocks of our food supply chains. Feeding those animals used for food production high quality, nutritious product will help farmers to breed high-quality, high yield animals that contribute to the economic and nutritional wellbeing of people.
The challenge for the feed industry is to not only increase capacity, yields and production, but to also safeguard product safety and quality.
Why choose feed certification services from SGS?
Supporting the drive towards better quality, and increasing access to feed markets, we are accredited against ISO/IEC 17021-1 and ISO/TS 22003 to deliver certification against the FAMI-QS and EFISC schemes, and a certification body for GMP+ feed certification.
Building on our existing range of services, these accreditations demonstrate that we operate to the highest standards. We offer a broad range of feed certification schemes, as well as access to our global network of qualified feed certification auditors.
FAMI-QS – the Quality and Safety System for Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures. Addressing the safety, quality and regulatory compliance of specialty feed ingredients and their mixtures, FAMI-QS was the first code aimed at this sector – and remains as its only certifiable code. FAMI-QS:
- Minimises the risk of unsafe specialty feed ingredients and their mixtures entering the feed and food chain
- Enables operators to implement the Feed Hygiene Regulation (183/2005/EC)
- Provides measures that help meet other feed safety regulatory requirements
EFISC – the European code of good practice for the industrial manufacturing of safe feed materials. This code aims to provide a harmonised, voluntary feed safety assurance scheme for the feed materials industry within the EU internal market. It guides manufacturers on how to establish and implement their own feed safety management system in accordance with EU and national legislation, including requirements for a management system, risk control, documentation, withdrawal and traceability.
GMP+ – integrates ISO quality management requirements, HACCP and other elements. It defines conditions relating to feed production facilities, storage, transport, trading, etc. GMP+ also defines clear conditions, so that feed safety and sustainability are guaranteed and certification bodies can conduct independent audits. A GMP+ certificate provides additional guarantee for all stakeholders in the international feed industry.
Global leader, local expertise
We can meet the certification requirements for local markets too. Our global network of animal feed certification experts are also fully conversant with local market needs, regulations and certification standards. We are happy to advise and audit as needed.
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