Marking the two-year anniversary of the International Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program, representatives from the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures, FEFANA, met with members of the American Feed Industry Association in Arlington, Virginia, USA, to discuss new feed regulation developments.

FEFANA's Feed Additives and Premixtures Quality System, FAMI-QS, and AFIA's International Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program are covered by the same rules and scope under FEFANA's Guide to Good Practice. The week-long meeting served as an opportunity for representatives to discuss changes to the programs as well as a training opportunity for US feed-facility auditors from Eurofins Scientific Inc. The training allows auditors to maintain compliance with the standards and inspect US facilities for compliance with the EU standards.

“The basis for a program to be successful and recognized worldwide is to develop a program that helps facilities provide a safe product and then audit everyone to the same safety level," said Keith Epperson, AFIA’s vice president of manufacturing and training. "Training auditors worldwide is a key focus of FEFANA and ensures everyone certified in the program meets the same code.”