EFISC: European Feed Ingredients Safety Certification

The European code to good practice for the industrial manufacturing of safe feed materials (EFISC) provides a voluntary feed safety assurance scheme for the feed materials industry, harmonized across the EU.

The text of the Code is based on the European Guide to good practice for the industrial manufacturing of safe feed materials, developed by the sector and endorsed by the European Commission and the EU Member States as of July 2010.

The aim of the code is to provide safe feed for animals and hence to support safety throughout the food chain up to the consumers by making the best use of the industry’s experience and expertise. Furthermore, a harmonized assurance scheme positively contributes to fair trading practices and to the free movement of feed materials within the EU market. The EU wide implementation increases transparency, improves efficiency and customer confidence.

Therefore the code provides guidance for manufacturers on how to establish their own feed safety management system in accordance with the relevant EU legislation. The code includes requirements for the management system, prerequisite programs, risk control (hazard analysis critical control points), withdrawal and traceability.

DQS-UL CFS is an approved certification body for EFISC. With over thirty years of experience, DQS has the expertise and know-how to guide you through the process.


    • Combines animal safety with consumer safety
    • Implements established best practices
    • Harmonized across the EU
    • Increased transparency and traceability


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