The Feed Hygiene Regulation 183/2005 is encouraging the development of sector guides for the application of HACCP Principles. Responding to this call, FEDIOL together with the European starch industry, Starch Europe, and the European biodiesel industry, EBB, have made the European Guide for the industrial manufacturing of safe feed materials. This Guide was endorsed by the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health in June 2010 and the revised version in November 2014.
EU harmonized certification
The European code to good practice for the industrial manufacturing of safe feed materials (EFISC) has been developed by the European feed materials sector organisations in order to provide an EU harmonised, voluntary, feed safety assurance scheme for the feed materials industry in the EU internal market. EFISC (European Feed Safety Certification), of which FEDIOL is a member, offers an open platform for dialogue to the feed materials manufacturers to exchange on issues related to feed materials safety and welcomes the participation of other sectors.
Chain risk assessments
Underpinning FEDIOL’s commitment to safety are its risks assessments of the supply chains of food derived from soybeans, rape seeds, sunflower seeds, palm (kernel) oil and coconut oil and feed derived from soybeans, rape seeds, sunflower seeds, palm (kernel) oil and coconut oil. The method according to which this has been done has been laid down.
Treated deodistillates from the chemical refining of crude oils can be safely applied for feed (see factsheet 12SAF196)
FEDIOL members have made strenuous efforts to reduce the presence of Salmonella in their meals. They have laid down best practices in the voluntary FEDIOL code for the control of Salmonella in oilseed crushing plants. In an attempt to support further reduction of Salmonella incidence in the feed chain, FEDIOL is now working together with feed chain partners COPA-COGECA, FEFAC and COCERAL, FEDIOL on common principles on Salmonella control.