FeedSafe® - Quality Assurance
At Meningie Fodder we strive for excellence and thus we have successfully incorporated into our business a comprehensive Quality Assurance Program, FEEDSAFE® , backed by the Stock Feed Manufacturers Council of Australia.
Meningie Fodder has long since recognised that consistently delivering high performance outcomes is the result of quality products that meet client requirements every time. We hold FeedSafe Accreditation as members of the Stock Feed Manufacturers Council of Australia (SFMCA). The SFMCA operates FeedSafe® as the Quality Assurance Accreditation Program for the Australian stock feed industry.
All full (active manufacturer) members of the SFMCA are required to comply with FeedSafe® to retain their Association membership. The central aspect of FeedSafe® is a Code of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), which has been developed in conjunction with the Chief Veterinary Officers within each State, and the final document has Primary Industries Ministerial Council endorsement.
FeedSafe® requires feed manufacturers to meet minimum standards in relation to:
- Premises and mill buildings
- Personnel training and qualifications
- Plant and equipment
- Raw material sourcing and purchasing
- Raw material quality and storage
- Feed formulation and manufacturing
- Product labeling
- Loading, transport and delivery to clients
- Product inspection, sampling and testing
- Customer complaint investigation
To obtain FeedSafe® accreditation, feed manufacturers are required to undergo annual site audits, these being conducted by independent third party auditors.
FeedSafe® is a program aimed at increasing the commitment of the Australian stock feed industry to quality assurance and risk mitigation in the manufacture and use of animal feeds. The SFMC through FeedSafe® has recognised the need for a broader industry approach to feed and food safety and is providing greater security of supply to Australia’s livestock industries.