About the Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program
The American Feed Industry Association, the world's largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the livestock feed and pet food industries, established the Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program in 2004. The mission of the Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program is to establish and promote generally accepted food safety guidelines designed to ensure continuous improvement in the delivery of a safe and wholesome feed supply for the growth and care of animals. The program is administered by the Safe Quality Food Institute. Facilities will be able to choose between the standard Safe Feed/Safe Food Program (known as FSC36) or FSC34, a GFSI-benchmarked Safe Feed/Safe Food Program.
The Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program is a voluntary, third-party-certified initiative designed for feed mills and feed- and ingredient-related facilities in the United States and Canada. The program establishes comprehensive standards of excellence that go beyond existing regulations to show leadership and maximize food and feed safety. Communicating food safety risks to the industry, building consensus among the segments of the industry, continuing the education process and enhancing consumer confidence in the feed and food supply are all important aspects of the program.
Healthy, productive animals mean a safe, sound food supply. And it starts with "Our Responsibility, Our Promise" to provide the best feed for dairy and beef cattle, swine, horses, poultry, fish and companion animals.