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29. Points of attention when carrying out an FCA transport
24/05/2017

We would like to dedicate this newsletter to the transport under the FCA Standard. The points listed below have been reported to us by various stakeholders within the chain and therefore deserve our attention.

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28. The OVOCOM Annual Report is available online !
23/05/2017

Curious about how we put our slogan "Together for safety and quality" into practice? The OVOCOM Annual Report 2016 offers you a clear insight into what we do and what we stand for. Take a peek!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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27. We are looking for a new Managing Director!
19/05/2017

Ready for a new challenge? The OVOCOM team, six passionate and enthusiastic employees, are looking for a new Managing Director (m/f).

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26. Alert: elevated levels of dioxins and dioxin-like PCB's in zinc oxide
11/05/2017

GMP+ International and EFISC have informed OVOCOM of a possible zinc oxide (origin: Spain) and of products derived from zinc oxide contamination with dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs.

 

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25. Alert: elevated dioxin levels in Ukrainian maize
11/05/2017

GMP+ International and EFISCH have informed OVOCOM of a possible maize (origin: Ukraine) and maize gluten meal (origin : Spain) contamination with dioxins.

 

 

 

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24. Follow-up on Regulations – March 2017
05/05/2017

We look at the month of March, where we picked out several authorisations of additives made from microorganisms. This leads us to consider the possible genetically modified nature of these microorganisms as well as the possible use of manufacturing by-products that result from them. We also note a memo from the SDSPA (Sous-direction de la santé et de protection animales) in France on the manufacture of medicated feed.

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23. Monitoring of Aflatoxin B1 in maize
11/04/2017

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 :

 

The risk classification of Russia changes from ‘High’ to ‘Medium’.

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22. Update International Database Transport for Feed (IDTF)
07/04/2017

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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21. Modification of FCA documents BC-02 and AT-14
31/03/2017

Initiatives are emerging both at national and at European level to reduce the use of medication, most notably on antibiotics on livestock farms.

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20. Follow-up on Regulations – February 2017
31/03/2017

Additionally, on a monthly basis, we take a step back to dive into one or more recently published legislative texts.

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19. Thematic training course 2
30/03/2017

Vu que les applications pratiques lors de nos formations semblent être appréciées, la seconde formation thématique de cette année sera totalement organisée sous la forme d’un ‘workshop’.

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18. Thematic training course 2
23/03/2017

Vu que les applications pratiques lors de nos formations semblent être appréciées, la seconde formation thématique de cette année sera totalement organisée sous la forme d’un ‘workshop’.

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17. Monitoring of Aflatoxin B1 in maize
10/03/2017

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

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16. New quality agreements for 2017
09/03/2017

Feed producers may purchase primary products in order to sell them as feed or to process them into feed. This is allowed only under certain conditions. These requirements are fixed in a quality agreement.

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15. Monitoring of dioxins: modification of FCA document BT-15
01/03/2017

FCA document « BT-15: Monitoring of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in fats, oils and other products » has been updated in order to include changes on feed legislation level, as well as to refine some approaches.

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14. Follow-up on Regulations – January 2017
27/02/2017

For the month of January, we have selected an amendment to Annex IV of Regulation (EU) No 999/2001 which regulates the use of certain feedstuffs of animal origin. The amendment that is of interest to us is fishmeal…

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13. Removal of suspension of a Feed Chain Alliance certificate
23/02/2017

The suspension as regards the certificate of the following company has been removed (23/02/2017).

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12. Thematic training course 2
22/02/2017

This training course is only available in French and Dutch

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11. How to prevent fraud in your company
20/02/2017

Fraud, although occasional, is nevertheless also present in the Animal Feed Sector. Fraud can take many shapes such as a false certificate, the undeclared presence of a component, a product replaced by another, the examples can be many.

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10. Thematic training course 1
07/02/2017

This training course is only available in French and Dutch

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