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The European code to good practice for the industrial manufacturing of safe feed materials (EFISC) has been developed by the EU feed materials sector organisations in order to provide an EU harmonised, voluntary feed safety assurance scheme for the feed materials industry.

The text of the Code is based on the European Guide to good practice for the industrial manufacturing of safe feed materials, developed by the sector and endorsed by the European Commission and the EU Member States as of the 1th of July 2010. A revised version of the European Guide has been endorsed on the 20 November 2014.

The aim of the code is to provide safe feed for animals and hence to support safety throughout the food chain up to the consumers by making the best use of the industry’s experience and expertise. Furthermore, a harmonised assurance scheme positively contributes to fair trading practices and to the free movement of feed materials within the EU market. The EU wide implementation increases transparency, improves efficiency and customer confidence.

Therefore the code provides guidance for manufacturers on how to establish their own feed safety management system in accordance with the relevant EU legislation. The code includes requirements for the management system, (operational) prerequisite programmes, risk control (hazard analysis critical control points), withdrawal and traceability.

A transparent, solid and independent third party certification system is in place resulting in a uniform and harmonised verification of the scheme implementation at manufacturers level by the selected certification bodies.






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