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Chr. Hansen first to obtain new quality certification

by 5m Editor
23 February 2005, at 12:00am

EU - As a result of a recent audit by BVQI (Bureau Veritas Quality International), Chr. Hansen has been awarded the FAMI-QS certificate – the new state-of-the-art quality certification for feed additives.

Chr. Hansen - BioPlus 2B

Chr. Hansen - BioPlus 2B The Feed Additive and preMIxtures Code of Practice, FAMI-QS, is a code that fully integrates ISO 9001 standards, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) requirements. The certifiable system provides a single reference for ensuring the quality and safety of feed additives on the EU market, to the great benefit of feed manufacturers and their customers in advance of the implementation of the coming EU Feed Hygiene Regulation requirements.

As a result of its recent audit, BVQI (www.bvqi.com) has certified that Chr. Hansen has implemented and maintains a quality management system in compliance with the FAMI-QS Standard code of practice for feed additive and premix operators for its probiotic feed additive BioPlus® 2B and silage inoculants. Chr. Hansen is the first to obtain the FAMI-QS certificate for these two product classes.

Hygiene and safety for the whole feed chain

"The FAMI-QS system provides a single reference for ensuring the quality of our products to the greatest benefit of our customers. FAMI-QS is about hygiene and safety for the whole feed chain," says Peter Kürti, Marketing Manager for Chr. Hansen. "The European Commission’s new proposal on feed hygiene will come into force soon. For Chr. Hansen, the new quality and safety requirements are already implemented standards and therefore we comply with the future regulation, which has been confirmed by the most widely recognized independent certification body, BVQI."

Hanne Benn Thomsen, Director Quality and Environmental Management, adds, "It is a part of Chr. Hansen’s Global strategy always to fulfill our customers' expectations and in this respect to ensure compliance with the highest level of safety management systems."

Source: Chr. Hansen - 23rd February 2005

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