The international version of the Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program is nearing implementation, according to the American Feed Industry Association , the creator and sponsor of the third-party-verified program that has run in the US since 2004 and has certified more than 350 livestock feed and ingredient facilities.

Representatives of the European Feed Additives and Premixtures Association, also known as FEFANA , recently met with AFIA in Arlington, Virginia, USA, to discuss details of the international version of the program.

The establishment of the International Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program was designed to help facilitate US trade with European feed and ingredient customers by providing a tool to illustrate compliance with the European Union's feed hygiene regulation, Regulation (EC) 183/2005, which requires certification from the h azard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) system.