Feed Materials Assurance Scheme (FEMAS) certification

[Serdan, MEXICO] – Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech’s Serdan plant has achieved Feed Materials Assurance Scheme (FEMAS) certification for its De-Odorase® production line, assuring that the spray-dried extract of yucca used in the composition of the product adheres to the stringent controls applied to animal feed manufacturers in regard to quality assurance, traceability, and selection of raw materials. The audit was performed by Product Authentication International (PAI), a private company from the United Kingdom. This certification comes on the heels of the recent certification of Alltech plants in Springfield, Kentucky, Alexandria, Ontario, and Sao Pedro, Brazil.

“Quality control is vital in today’s business world,” said Alltech president Dr. Pearse Lyons. “With this certification, Alltech has shown yet again that we are committed to producing a product that adheres to our ACE principle: it improves the performance of the Animal and is safe for the Consumer and the Environment.”

Since its inception, the FEMAS feed materials scheme has been based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles, an internationally recognized, detailed system of hazard analysis. FEMAS is a British-based method of assuring the quality of feed ingredients being imported into the UK and Ireland, and is recognized as being equivalent to the major EU quality schemes, such as Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS), Feed Additives and Pre-Mixtures Quality System (FAMIQS), and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP+).

The FEMAS scheme itself covers the sourcing and production of feed materials, tracking them back to the countries where they were grown. FEMAS-certified companies are an extremely diverse group, ranging from food additive manufacturers to food processors and brewers. This certification, among many others, such as ISO 9000, are supported by Alltech global quality assurance system AQS.