Animal Farming is the critical first supply chain step for many food products. When food safety is not sufficient controlled at this step major incidents and food scares can be the result with high consequences for human health and economic issues. By nature animal farming is posed to significant food safety hazards. Especially microbiological hazards from pathogen micro-organism, but also hazards 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 the animal farming 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 animal farming activities.  Using the international standards; ISO 22000 for food safety management with ISO/TS 22002-3, the sector specific pre-requisite programmes for animal farming 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 farming all over the world.