About FAMI - QS

What’s FAMI-QS Standard

FAMI-QS (Feed Additive and PreMixture Quality Systems) are the Quality and Safety System for Specialty Feed Ingredients and their mixture. Since 2004, by the European Association of Feed Additive Manufacture (FEFNAN). The Regulation (EC) No 183/2005 sets up hygiene and safety requirements for the whole feed chain this includes speciality feed ingredients and their mixture. Actually, the FAMI-QS scope covers speciality feed ingredients and mixtures. On the other hand, specialty feed ingredients comprise feed additive and functional feed. And the mixtures consist premixtures, specialty complementary feed as well as specialty complementary dietetic feed. FAMI-QS has been developed from GMP, HACCP, ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, SA 8000, ISO 22005 and ISO 22000 and its content Management system, Management responsibility, Resource management, Product realization, System review and Control of non-conforming products.

Key steps in FAMI-QS certification process are

  • Definition of certificate scope
  • Pre-audit (optional): gap analysis and diagnosis of your current position against the standard.
  • Initial audit to verity the implementation of the basis structure of the Quality & Feed Safety Management System.
  • Certification audits to assess ongoing improvement.
  • Re-certification after 3 years through full audit or continual assessment.

Benefit of FAMI-QS Standard

  • As FAMI-QS code standard has been approved by European Authorities that getting certified is the best way of proving to your clients and local authorities that your products meet regulatory criteria.
  • Increased transparency towards your clients & other stakeholders.
  • Minimization of significant animal feed risks,that adulterated feed additives and premixtures erter the feed chain
  • Increased staff motivation by focusing on a job well done.
  • Effective control of internal process minimizing risk of failure.
  • Signal sent about a proactive approach to feed safety & quality
  • Avoid audit duplication thanks to the mutual recognition with other animal feed schemes.
  • Focus kept on your essential challenges.