The European Feed Manufacturers' Federation (FEFAC) was founded in 1959 by five national compound feed associations from France, Belgium, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.

FEFAC membership today consists of national associations from EU Member States as full members and of an increasing number of observer members from non-EU countries. FEFAC is the only independent spokesman of the European Compound Feed Industry at the level of the European Institutions. FEFAC holds observer status in CODEX Alimentarius.


January 22, 2015

EU authorities assessed upgraded hygiene guide for compound feed and premixture manufacturing

The European Commission’s SCoPAFF (Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food & Feed) positively assessed the upgraded version of the FEFAC Guide to Good Hygiene Practice for the manufacturing of compound feed and premixture for food producing animals. The “EFMC Guide”, was initially established in 2007 by feed industry experts and through consultation with EU feed chain partners. Its main goal is to facilitate implementation of the hygiene and HACCP requirements of Regulation (EC) No 183/2005 on Feed Hygiene for compound feed and premix manufacturers. With its third upgrade, the practical tool for feed hygiene compliance now includes among others more detailed guidelines on the management of microbial feed safety risks (salmonella) as well as aflatoxins in maize.


European Feed Manufacturers' Guide - EFMC

Producing safe feed and food products is first and foremost a question of good management practices at each stage of the feed and food chain from primary production to final processing. It is therefore the responsibility of each operator in the feed & food chain to implement good practices to ensure the safety of the goods he produces.» read more

Feed & Food

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