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55. Summary « RASFF notifications 2017 » n°1
23/08/2017

RASFF (rapid alert system for Food and Feed) system has been updated until June 30th 2017. For these first 6 months, 542 ‘hazard/product’ combinations of interest to feed operators have been withheld.

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54. RASFF – Summary 2016
22/08/2017

Traditionally, the conclusion of our follow-up of the rapid alert notifications during the past year are presented at our first thematic training course. This year, we had a bit of a delay, but we hold true to this tradition. OVOCOM has posted a brief summary of this information on the RASFF (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) webpage.

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53. Follow-up on Regulations – July 2017
21/08/2017

The publications of July are more “traditional” with regard to those of the month of June. There are 5 GMO authorizations (maize and cotton), 4 authorizations of biocidal substances usable in our sectors (chlorine and peracetic acid) and new MRL’s (Regulation (EC) n° 396/2005) which have been published.

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52. Basic training course Feed Chain Alliance Standard
10/08/2017

We’re sorry, the thematic training courses are only available in Dutch and French.

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51. Removal of suspension of a Feed Chain Alliance certificate
09/08/2017

The suspension as regards the certificate of the following company has been removed (09/08/2017).

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50. Training course legislation / FCA Standard 2016-2017 - Reminder
04/08/2017

We’re sorry, the thematic training courses are only available in Dutch and French.

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49. Basic training course Feed Chain Alliance Standard
01/08/2017

We’re sorry, the thematic training courses are only available in Dutch and French.

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48. Suspension of an FCA certificate
26/07/2017

The certificate of the company mentioned below has been suspended on 26/07/2017.

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47. Updates International Database Transport for Feed (IDTF)
20/07/2017

There have been agreed several changes for the IDTF by the International Committee for Road Transport (GMP+ International, OVOCOM, QS, Qualimat, GTP, AIC, Gafta and AMA). The changes are now implemented in the IDTF. Please find here further information about the changes.

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46. Thematic training course 4: legislation / FCA Standard 2016-2017
18/07/2017

We’re sorry, the thematic training courses are only available in Dutch and French.

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45. Follow up on regulations – June 2017
18/07/2017

The legislative news of the month of June 2017 is full of interesting texts which directly concern our sector. See for yourself: new catalogue of feed materials, withdrawal from the market of certain feed additives, suspension of a well known antioxidant and a circular on the use of insecticides in the storage of plants !

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44. OVOCOM reaches an agreement with French professional association CSA/GTP
14/07/2017

OVOCOM has taken significant steps, together with 3 other scheme holders, towards an interchangeability agreement with the French CSA/GTP standard. As a result, the world is one step closer to an entirely certified chain for the purchasing of French cereals, oilseeds and protein crops.

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43. Mandatory communication to OVOCOM upon application of the Gatekeeper-Principle
13/07/2017

Control of purchases remains one of the important means to ensure the marketing of feed that is safe and of good quality.

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42. New measures for the purchase of grain from primary producers
11/07/2017

For the 2017 harvest, at least 80% of direct purchases of plant primary products from Belgian farmers by animal feed producers must be executed by farmers who have a Vegaplan Standard certification (see conditions listed in FCA document BT-02).

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41. Withdrawal of an FCA certificate
11/07/2017

The certificate of the company mentioned below has been withdrawn on 04/07/2017.

Company name: Pigache Didier sa

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40. Monitoring of Aflatoxin B1 in maize
04/07/2017

A reassessment of the risk classification of countries (see FCA-document ‘BT-16: Temporary Monitoring’), based on Aflatoxin results received, has led to the following changes :

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39. Modification module I-01: Direct delivery to Dutch dairy companies
03/07/2017

By means of this newsletter, we would like to inform you about how module I-01 works as well as about some modifications. Reminder, module I-01 is an additional module which is applied by FCA certified companies who want to deliver feed directly to Dutch dairy farmers (see website for more information).

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38. Modification of the FCA document: 'CC-01: Certification rules'
30/06/2017

Several points of the certification rules of the FCA Standard have been changed.

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37. POME added to the list of prohibited products (BT-14)
29/06/2017

At the end of last year, we have reported a possible danger for the feed safety. It was about the so-called “palm oil mill effluents (POME)” labeled as palm acid oils.

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36. Aflatoxin B1 in rice bran
22/06/2017

Par ce bulletin d’informations, nous souhaiterions attirer votre attention sur d’éventuels achats de son de riz (rice bran) produit au Royaume-Uni.

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