Animal Feed is critical for all animals used in the food supply chain. Animal feed shall be nutritious and safe for the animal and safe for human food. The composition of animal feed is very complex and many different and food safety sensitive ingredients and raw materials are used. And animal feed and its ingredients are sourced, produced and transported all over the world. When food safety of the manufacturing of animal feed and the used ingredients is not controlled it can have a huge impact on the animals and the related food products.
The sector is bound by many regulations and there are a variety of elements in the manufacturing of animal food that must be considered. It is important therefore, that an in-depth food safety hazard analysis is conducted and implemented in an effective food safety management system.
FSSC 22000 provides a certification Scheme that incorporates an in-depth hazard analysis in a robust food safety management system to control the food safety hazards, minimize risks and assure the manufacturing of animal feed. Using the international standards; ISO 22000 for food safety management with ISO/TS 22002-6, the sector specific pre-requisite programmes for feed and animal food and the FSSC 22000 additional requirements, FSSC 22000 ensures consistent, high quality audits which are monitored by an integrity program to measure and maintain performance for safe animal feed all over the world.