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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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Theme training 1
14/01/2016

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Aflatoxin B1 in maize : Let’s remain vigilant !
04/01/2016

The systematic monitoring of maize batches originating from risk countries remains a necessity.

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The OVOCOM contribution remains unchanged on 01/01/2016
31/12/2015

Just like last year, the contribution for the FCA Standard, CC-03 and OVC-04 are not indexed.

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Dutch dairy industry accepts FCA certification for the delivery of animal feed to Dutch dairy farmers
31/12/2015

As of 1 January 2016 new requirements will take effect for all suppliers delivering animal feed to Dutch dairy farmers. All suppliers shall be published on a “white list”.

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Amendments to various FCA documents: AC-00, AC-02, AC-03, AC-04, BT-01 and BT-14
23/12/2015

Six documents belonging to the Feed Chain Alliance Standard (ex. GMP animal feed) (4 from the AC - series and 2 from the BT - series) have been amended.

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Follow up on regulations – November 2015
22/12/2015

As very few texts were published during the month of November, we shall review some details of Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1905, published in October and relating to the revision of the European dioxin monitoring.

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Monitoring of Aflatoxine B1 in maize: reclassification of Italy and Serbia
21/12/2015

One month has passed since the first assessment of 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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Updates International Database Transport for Feed (IDTF)
16/12/2015

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

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Expected withdrawal of authorizations for feed additives included in Annex II of the Community register – provisional list of additives concerned
27/11/2015

The Community Register of feed additives is composed of 2 Annexes. Annex II contains additives for which no application for re-evaluation was submitted. 

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Summary ”RASFF notifications 2015” No. 4
19/11/2015

The 2015 review summary of all notifications issued by the RASFF (European Rapid Alert System for food and feed) and potentially interesting for operators belonging to the feed sector, was updated on 31 October 2015.

 

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Follow up on regulations – October 2015
18/11/2015

Among all texts published during the month of October, there is one very specific European Regulation that clearly stands out.

 

Indeed, anticipated since spring 2014, the adaptation of the European monitoring related to dioxin has finally been published.

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Follow up on regulations – September 2015
18/11/2015

Currently several topics are jostling for attention in the news: the use of insects (or products containing them), the struggle against waste, and the ever increasing valorization of former foodstuffs into animal feed, or the revision of the Legislation on  medicated feed.

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Monitoring of Aflatoxine B1 in maize: reclassification Ukraine and Poland
17/11/2015

Already six weeks have passed since the launch of the new version of the protocol for additional monitoring of Aflatoxine B1 in maize (FCA document ‘BT-16: Temporary monitoring’)...

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New FCA document: ‘BT-17: Incident and crisis management: communication to OVOCOM and the certification body’
22/10/2015

An efficient incident and crisis management is essential for ensuring feed safety and credibility for the entire feed chain. A good and fast approach shall prevent as well as limit any possible damage and shall create confidence within the entire feed chain.

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Revision of FCA document ‘CC-01: Certification Rules
21/10/2015

OVOCOM and the FCA certification bodies meet 5 times a year in order to have a harmonization meeting. Recently, some changes to the document ‘CC-01: Certification Rules’ have been proposed there.

 

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Unannounced audits for GMP+ FSA suppliers
15/10/2015

As part of the FCA certification, the unannounced audit is since 2008 a part of the certification cycle intended for companies with a production activity.

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Formation de base Standard Feed Chain Alliance
25/09/2015


Pour clôturer cette année de formations diverses, OVOCOM vous propose une formation de base « Standard Feed Chain Alliance ».

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Follow up on regulations – August 2015
25/09/2015


Two texts of a very different nature, published during the month of August came to our attention and therefore, are subject to a development… in the continuity of the follow up on regulations of the last month for one of them.

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Correction: Revision of FCA document ‘BT-16: Temporary monitoring’
25/09/2015


Please take into account that the correct date of entry into force of the protocol is fixed at 1 October 2015.

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