Top Background
Fami QS

Overview

FAMI-QS is a preeminent global Quality and Feed Safety Management System for the sector of Specialty Feed Ingredients. A Specialty Feed Ingredient is defined as any intentionally added ingredient, not normally consumed as feed by itself, whether or not it has nutritional value, which affects the characteristics of feed or animals/ animal products and animal performance.

In 2004, the FAMI-QS certification system was launched, with the aim to harmonize safety requirements, within the EU’s internal market. Since then, it has grown into a global standard that unifies more than 1000 operators worldwide under FAMI-QS. FAMI QS contributes in to the continues improvement of specialty feed ingredients quality and feed safety aspects for the intended part of the animal feed industry, in order to meet our stakeholders’ expectations.

The standard or requirements’ updates and rules of FAMI-QS scheme are developed based on a structured procedure. This procedure follows a number of steps, in straight cooperation and consultation with our experts, partners and participants. At the end of this process, the standard is established and published as a part of the FAMI-QS scheme.

FAMI-QS adopts a continuous development approach, in which the existing feedback mechanisms will regularly review rules and requirements, in a participatory manner. It is of upmost importance that participants are involved in the scheme’s future development.

What is FAMI QS Code?

FAMI-QS Code aims to encourage measures to be put in place to ensure the safety and quality of feed additives and premixtures; the operation of businesses in accordance with European feed hygiene requirements, and improved traceability. In order to align the Code with current animal feed legislation and various activities on national, industrial and/or association levels, it takes into account the principles of feed and food safety as well as HACCP principles that are set out in various international documents, using the ISO 9001 structure.

The FAMI-QS code addresses safety, quality and regulatory compliance in order to minimize hazards and ensure the placing on the market of safe and legal Specialty Feed Ingredients. FAMI-QS is operating under IAF MLA.

balloon vector

Only Transition

The transition period will be three (3) years starting from the publication date of the FAMI-QS Code Version 6, which happened on 02 October 2017. The transition period will be until 01 October 2020.

FAMI-QS Secretariat will not accept any application under Version 5.1 as from 01 October 2019. 3.1.

Validity of the FAMI-QS Certificates Version 5.1

FAMI-QS Certificates Version 5.1 will no longer be valid after 01 October 2020.

The expiry date of certifications based on FAMI-QS Version 5.1, issued during the transition period, needs to correspond to the end of the three-year transition period on 01 October 2020.

New features in the code

SCOPE

SCOPE

FAMI-QS covers the production/ trade of Specialty Feed Ingredients coming out from the following production processes: > Chemical; Bioprocessing; Mining; Extraction; Mixing; Formulation.

PROCESS 
DOCUMENTS

PROCESS DOCUMENTS

HACCP SUPPORT Dedicated HACCP plans for processes under the scope are available, in order to support Operators implementing their HACCPs.

GOOD MANUFACTURING 
PRACTICES

GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES

Dedicated chapter for Good Manufacture Practices aligned with ISO/TS 2003 – Part 6 and FSMA CGMP Animal Food.

REGULATORY 
COMPLIANCE

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

To assist our members in developing a credible regulatory compliance management system, FAMI-QS created a Guide for Managing Regulatory Compliance System and a supporting document providing regulatory requirements to place specialty feed ingredients on some relevant markets.

CRISIS MANAGEMENT 
PROCEDURE

CRISIS MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE

Proper assurance of feed safety worldwide is the highest priority for FAMI-QS. A “Feed Safety Incident and Crisis Management Procedure” is available and mandatory for all Operators.

RULES

RULES

Details of the FAMI-QS Certification System, outlining the way it operates.

FAMI QS clients

Laviosa Trimex Industries Pvt. Ltd.
Lasons India Pvt. Ltd.
Madhu Silica Pvt. Ltd. - ( DU-III ) Unit
GoodEarth Agrochem Pvt. Ltd.
N.J.Agrochem Pvt. Ltd.
Nandosal Industries
Atul Limited

Training

We offer a customized Fami-Qs training program for organizations.

Fami Qs

Awareness and documentation requirements

Fami Qs

Internal Auditor training

balloon vector

Frequently asked questions

Demonstrable and transparent quality assurance constitutes a license to produce. Certification like Fami-QS certification shows your commitment to a set of globally recognized principles, opening the global market.

  • The animal feed industry, including ingredient suppliers, is part of the food chain and is responsible for the safety of its products
  • HACCP is a proactive approach which links the feed chain to the food chain
  • Quality control of raw materials is a mutual concern for suppliers and the animal feed industry
  • The trade and industry are assuming their responsibility for product safety

By achieving the GMP certification, your company can demonstrably guarantee that animal feeds and animal feed ingredients meet the legal rules and the requirements which have been agreed with the parties in the chain.

The GMP certification with proper Fami-Qs training enables your organization to:

  • Communicate confidence to the customers, demonstrating that the feed or feed ingredients are produced by means of safe processes
  • Prove that all reasonable precautions have been taken care of
  • Allow the customers to demand certification and assessment of suppliers if they operate in a country with a strong feed safety legislative framework
  • Reduce the number of audits carried out by the customers and, consequently, save costs and management time
  • Reduce product waste and product recall
  • Improve relations with the food safety authorities
  • Improve efficiency

Certification to the GMP standards provide an effective means for communicating with stakeholders and other interested parties. It is an important element in demonstrating feed safety commitment under corporate governance, corporate responsibility, and financial reporting requirements.

balloon vector

Empower your business with 4C

  • Team 4C has certified IQA FAMI-Qs auditors for Consulting Services and Fami-Qs training having 15+ years of experience
  • 30+ Certifications in 8+ different products of Animal Feed Industry
  • 800+ Food Safety, Hazard Analysis (HACCP) Documentation prepared
  • 8000+ Hours food safety training, Fami-Qs training, and 20000+ Hours Consulting
  • 100+ Consulting for Greenfield Food project from Plant commission to operation successfully implemented
  • Hands on experience of Team 4C in implementing other Food safety management tools such as HACCP, FSSC, BRC food/IOP, AIB, IFS, Fami-Qs would help to gain early benefits
  • Worked with more than 50 International & National Certification Bodies