NORWAY - Centre for Feed Technology now an ISO-9001 certified
The Centre for Feed Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, ForTek, has qualified for ISO-9001 certification - the first publicly available feed technology centre in Norway to achieve this certification
Olav Fjeld Kraugerud, manager at The Centre for Feed Technology at the extrusion line controls . Photo by Gisle Bjørneby, UMB
The Centre for Feed Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, has qualified for ISO-9001 certification.
\"This shows that the systematic work being performed at the Centre for Feed Technology, FôrTek, has paid off,\" said Olav Fjeld Kraugerud, the Centre\\\\\\\'s manager. For the researchers and other customers, FôrTek will also be an innovative partner in the future.
FôrTek is the first publicly available feed technology centre in Norway to achieve this certification.
One practicality with this certification is that some EU-companies are demanding ISO-9001-feed for their animals whose products will enter the food chain. For FôrTek’s industrial partners, this certification is important. When these partners are promoting results, obtained with a certified feed, it gives them extra credibility.
\"This certification is made possible through the work of quality manager Dejan Miladinovic\", commented Kraugerud.
ISO-9001 certification is widely used in the industry. However, permission to produce feed in Norway must be obtained from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. The Centre for Feed Technology has all necessary requirements, including for the use of antibiotics and coccidiostats.
The Centre for Feed Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) delivers the basis for quality research in feed and nutrition, both for agri- and aquaculture purpose. Principals are researcher at the University, and both domestic and foreign feed producers, including additive suppliers.