First GLOBALG.A.P Feed Certificate goes to Havsbrun Feed Mill
Food Certification International certifies feed producer Havsbrún in accordance with the new GLOBALG.A.P Standard for Compound Feed Manufacturers, reports www.megafishnet.com with reference to Global G.A.P.
The launch of version 2.0 of its Compound Feed Manufacturing Standard is part of GLOBALG.A.P´s range of standards complementary to the Integrated Farm Assurance standard for livestock and aquaculture.
When it comes to the production of livestock and aquaculture species for human consumption, the production and sourcing of compound feed play a crucial role for food safety.
Therefore, the compliance with the requirement in GLOBALG.A.P's IntegratedFarm Assurance standards for livestock and aquaculture regarding quality assurance for production, supply and purchase of compound feed is essential for the producers.
In 2009 the activities of the responsible technical managers and the sector committees for agricultural livestock and aquaculture at GLOBALG.A.P focused on the development of the new version of the compound feed manufacturing standard.
The experience and the commitment of specialists related to compound feed production helped to define the control points and the compliance criteria.
The CFM standard contains 204 Control points out of which 170 at level Major Must, 33 at level Minor Must and one at level Recommendation.
CFM v2 is valid from 1 March 2010 (compulsory from 1 January 2011). Certification Bodies willing to certify CFM v2 can apply for scope extension and need to achieve accreditation within 6 months.
The documents are available for download from the GLOBALG.A.P website (Standards Compound Feed Manufacturing Standard)
Food Certification International Ltd (FCI) is an independent, accredited inspection and certification body specialising in the food sector.
FCI's competence and reputation has been built through experience in the farmed salmon and commercial fisheries sector's.
Today FCI has expanded its areas of competence to deal not only with the whole of the salmon farming chain, including organic production, from broodstock to finished fresh and smoked product but also to include other wild caught and farmed shellfish and finfish species as well as other food and environmental sectors.
Havsbrun is a modern, internationally renowned producer of fish meal, fish oil, and fish feed situated in the Faroe Islands.
Havsbrun was the first fish meal and fish oil factory in the world to produce fish feed. In Europe, Havsbrún is still the sole producer. Approximately 80% of the fish feed consist of fish meal and fish oil that is produced locally in Havsbrún's own fish meal production plant.
Havsbrun is recognized as an international market leader with research and development focus and with its own quality assurance laboratory.
Coupled with their stringent quality assurance protocols, the exacting selection process of raw material ensures a finished product of the highest quality.
The quality assurance laboratory at Havsbrun maintains co-operative alliances with research institutions, both locally and internationally, thus assuring a constant flow of relevant, up-to-date knowledge that enables us to produce the best products for the international market.