BSI publishes animal feed specifications

A new set of guidelines that sets out specifications for animal food and feed has been published by the British Standards Institute (BSI), in order to reduce safety risks along the food chain.

The guidelines, known as the Publicly Available Specificaton (PAS) 222, highlights best practices from manufacturers of animal feed across the world, and was developed by a steering group drawn from leading organisations, including the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), Cargill, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Foundation for Food Safety Certification (FSSC), Land O’Lakes, Nestlé and Nutreco. It was sponsored by the Safe Supply of Affordable Food Everywhere.  

Mike Low, director of British Standards, said: “By working closely with leading animal food, feed, and governmental organisations around the world, BSI has developed voluntary requirements that will help lower the risk of food safety hazards across the food supply chain.
“The specification outlines a set of clear, concise and uncomplicated requirements for animal food and feed producers to follow, enabling them to easily and rapidly implement good practices within their day-to-day operations. We believe adoption of these collective practices will facilitate the capture of supply-chain efficiencies within the animal food and feed industry, while continuing to protect animal and public health.”
The requirements can be used either in conjunction with ISO 22000, Food Safety management systems or as a stand-alone document.

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