Animal Farming is the critical first supply chain step for many food products. When insufficiently controlled, food safety can cause major incidents and food scares, resulting in high consequences for human health and economic issues. By nature, animal farming poses significant food safety hazards. Especially microbiological hazards from pathogen micro-organism, but also risks from animal feed and medicines, shall be identified and controlled.

The sector is bound by many regulations, and there are a variety of elements in animal farming that must be considered. Therefore, an in-depth food safety hazard analysis must be 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 animal farming activities. The Scheme uses international standards such as ISO 22000 for food safety management and ISO/TS 22002-3, the sector-specific Pre-Requisite Program (PRP) for food manufacturing alongside additional FSSC 22000 certification requirements. With these standards, FSSC 22000 ensures consistent, high-quality audits monitored by an integrity program to measure and maintain safe animal farming performance on an international scale.