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Grains

SGS has been accredited against ISO:IEC 17021-1 and ISO/TS 22003 by the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA).

Building on its existing range of services, these accreditations means SGS can offer a broad range of certification schemes to the agricultural sector. As one of the market leaders in feed certification, offering GMP+, EFISC, FAMI-QS, to name but a few, SGS can offer clients access to a global network of qualified feed certification auditors.

FAMI-QS is the Quality and Safety System for Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures; EFISC is the European code of good practice for the industrial manufacturing of safe feed materials. Certification against these schemes improves market access and demonstrates feed producers’ commitment to feed safety.

FAMI-QS

Addressing the safety, quality and regulatory compliance of specialty feed ingredients and their mixtures, FAMI-QS was the first code aimed at this sector – and remains as its only certifiable code. FAMI-QS:

  • Minimizes the risk of unsafe specialty feed ingredients and their mixtures entering the feed and food chain
  • Enables operators to implement the Feed Hygiene Regulation (183/2005/EC)
  • Provides measures that help meet other feed safety regulatory requirements

EFISC

This code aims to provide a harmonized, voluntary feed safety assurance scheme for the feed materials industry within the EU internal market.

EFISC guides manufacturers on how to establish and implement their own feed safety management system in accordance with relevant EU and national legislation. The code includes requirements for the management system, risk control (hazard analysis critical control points), documentation, withdrawal and traceability.

The code contributes to fair trading practices and to the free movement of feed materials within the EU market, while also increasing transparency and improving efficiency and customer confidence.

SGS has offered EFISC certification services since the scheme’s launch, and FAMI-QS certification since 2014.

For further information, please contact:

Erik Verweij 
Agriculture, Food and Life 
Program Manager EFISC, FAMI-QS & GMP+ FC

SGS Nederland B.V. 
t: +31 (0)88 214 3297

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.