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Inspection of meat stores : modification of document FCA BC-10
25/03/2016

Following the detection of a classic BSE case on a bovine animal born in 2011 in the French Ardennes, France has lost its OIE status of countries with a negligible BSE risk and returns to its previous status (= member state with a controlled risk status).

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Summary ”RASFF notifications 2016” No. 1
22/03/2016

The 2016 Summary of all notifications issued by the RASFF (rapid alert system for Food and Feed), and which might be interesting for operators belonging to the feed sector, has been updated on February 29, 2016.

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Purchase: quality agreement cereals 2016
21/03/2016

Primary products (such as cereals, straw and hay) may, under certain conditions, detailed in document FCA ‘BT-02 – Purchase : General provisions’, be purchased subject to an agreement from the primary producer to satisfy certain minimum requirements.

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RASFF – Synthesis 2015
21/03/2016

Traditionally, the conclusion as regards the follow-up of the rapid alert notifications of the past year are presented at our first thematic training course.

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Follow up on regulations – February 2016
15/03/2016

For this month’s follow-up, we focus on a current topic : regulatory framework for the use of insect-derived products and in particular insect proteins.

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Adjustment of the OVOCOM contributions
09/03/2016

Day after day, OVOCOM commits itself to provide companies belonging to the animal feed sector with a reliable, credible and affordable feed safety system.

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Monitoring of aflatoxin B1 in maize: reclassification of India
07/03/2016

During the recent Periodical Evaluation that took place on Monday February 29th 2016, with respect to the classification of countries into risk categories (high / medium / low)  (see FCA document ‘BT-16: Temporary monitoring’), the classification for India has been modified:

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Inspection of meat stores : modifications
29/02/2016

The security and quality of animal feed are the main priorities of FCA certified companies. A thorough monitoring is required as well as a control of the purchases.

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Follow up on regulations – January 2016
26/02/2016

At the level of the national legislation (France and Belgium), several texts dealing with multiple issues were published last month.

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Transport : Whether or not to cover loading spaces
25/02/2016

Covered transport of products has thus far been a general requirement within the FCA Standard. However, for certain products (humid, hot, ...), covered transport may adversely influence their microbiological quality.

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582 participants in sector-based monitoring
09/02/2016

One of the pillars of the Feed Chain Alliance Standard is to implement a mandatory and well- founded monitoring plan.

 

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08/02/2016

Prêt pour un nouveau défi?

 

Notre équipe est en pleine expansion et nous sommes à la recherche d'un chef de projet (h/f) !

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Change in connection with transport for own account
04/02/2016

In practice it is not always easy to determine whether or not a particular transport section should be part of the FCA certification inherent to a company.

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Monitoring aflatoxine B1 in maïs: reclassification of Canada and Ukraine
01/02/2016

On Monday January 25th, a new evaluation took place with respect to the classification of countries into risk categories (high / medium /low), a classification put in place in the protocol for additional monitoring of Aflatoxin B1 in maize (FCA document ‘BT-16: Temporary monitoring’).

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Suspension of an FCA certificate
27/01/2016

The certificate of the company mentioned below has been suspended on 27/01/2016.

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Communication to OVOCOM
21/01/2016

With this newsletter we would like to provide you with an overview of the mandatory communication which is to be sent to OVOCOM upon purchase of animal feed:

 

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Notification of incidents to OVOCOM
20/01/2016

An effective incident and crisis management is essential to ensure the food safety and credibility of the entire ‘feed’ chain.

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Legislation : Overview 2015
19/01/2016

As you probably already know, all FCA certified participants, as well as approved certification bodies and registered consultants have access to a weekly overview of the sector-based legislation published during the past week.

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Follow up on regulations – December 2015
19/01/2016

One of the main texts published during the month of December 2015 is without doubt a European regulation regarding the establishment of a new functional group of additives for use in animal feed.

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Fake Fami-QS certificate in circulation
18/01/2016

FAMI-QS, Scheme holder of the Fami-QS Standard, has informed us of the existence of an invalid certificate for this Standard.

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