Alltech Receives FEMAS Certification
Global animal health and nutrition company, Alltech
recently achieved Feed Materials Assurance Scheme (FEMAS) certification at four
of its plants, assuring that certain materials produced by the company at these
sites satisfy the stringent controls applied to animal feed manufacture in
regard to quality assurance, traceability, and selection of raw
Alltech's Nicholasville plant, USA, was awarded the certification based on
the evaluation of its range of silage inoculants. The plants in Springfield,
USA, Kentucky, USA and Alexandria, Ontario, Canada received certification for
the manufacture of Bioplex® organic trace minerals. The São Pedro, Brazil plant
was graded on the manufacture of the following products: Bio-Mos®, Mycosorb®,
Sel-Plex®, and NuPro®.
Since its inception, the FEMAS feed materials
scheme has been based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
principles, an internationally recognised, detailed system of hazard analysis.
FEMAS is a British based method of assuring the quality of feed ingredients
being imported into the UK and Ireland, and is recognised as being equivalent to
the major EU quality schemes, such as Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS),
Feed Additives and Pre-mixtures Quality System (FAMIQS), and Good Manufacturing
The FEMAS scheme itself covers the
sourcing and production of feed materials, tracking them back to the countries
where they were grown. FEMAS-certified companies are an extremely diverse group,
ranging from food additive manufacturers to food processors and brewers.
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