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Chr. Hansen Obtains US Quality Certification

by 5m Editor
21 April 2008, at 3:06pm

US - Following a comprehensive audit by BVQI (Bureau Veritas Quality International), Chr. Hansen has been awarded the FAMI-QS certificate – the state-of-the-art quality certification for feed additives.

The Feed Additive and pre-mixes 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 US market to the great benefit of feed manufacturers and their customers. Chr. Hansen is the first company to obtain the FAMI-QS certificate for the EU markets.

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 Code of Practice for feed additive and premixture operators for its probiotic feed additive BioPlus® 2B and silage inoculants. The certification falls into the following categories and functional groups - technological additives (silage additives) and zootechnical additives (microorganisms).

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. We are very happy to be certified on this by the most widely recognized independent certification body, BVQI,” says Bill Braman, Vice President Marketing and Sales, Animal Health & Nutrition, Chr. Hansen North America.
“Furthermore, it is a part of Chr. Hansen’s Global strategy always to fulfill our customers’ expectations and ensure compliance with the highest level of safety management systems," he adds.”

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