The International Feed Safety Alliance (IFSA) was officially launched September 1, with the publication of the IFSA Feed Ingredients Standard (IFIS) and the IFSA Rules of Certification.
The aim of IFSA is to contribute to the safety assurance of feed ingredients, which will help to protect the health of animals that consume feed and humans that consume the livestock products in the form of meat, fish, milk and eggs. Starting from January 1, 2006, feed ingredients producers can seek IFIS certification.
IFSA is a joint project initiated by Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) of the U.K., the European Feed Manufacturers Federation (FEFAC), OVOCOM VZW of Belgium, Productschap Diervoeder (PDV) of the Netherlands and Qualität und Sicherheit GmbH (QS) of Germany.
Together these organisations have combined their experience into one program that can operate across the world with one set of standards. IFIS will enable feed ingredient companies to be audited against one standard rather than multiple audits, which will result in more consistant standards, a lack of duplication and cost saving.
Until the launch of the official IFSA website in the coming weeks, you can find the IFIS and the IFSA Rules of Certification on the website of the organisations involved: