January 20, 2011

Cargill Amsterdam Multiseed plant certified for ingredient safety

The Cargill Amsterdam Multiseed plant is certified according to the European Feed Ingredients Safety Code (EFISC) as of the January 17, 2011. The plant is a modern oilseed crushing facility processing about 600.000 tonnes of rape- and sunflower seeds per year. The audit was performed by the certification body SGS.

“As a global acting company we are very happy with this pan- European initiative. Feed safety is a non-competitive issue as any problem occurring has strong repercussions on the industry as a whole,” said Hans Broekhuizen, Cargill Quality Assurance Benelux plants. “The present dioxin crisis is a clear example of such an incident.”

“EFISC was developed by our industries best experts and has therefore contributed to the awareness on feed safety in our sector. This has essentially contributed to better understanding and implementation of the EU feed hygiene legislation and beyond. I would recommend this to other feed material sectors as well as an example of the way forward,” he said. The European Feed Ingredients Safety Code promotes good practices in the industrial manufacturing of safe feed materials. Read more...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine from Perendale Publishers.

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