Aflatoxin B1 in Maize: changes in risk profiles countries- revised protocol as of 22 September 15/09/2017
As a result of the evaluation of the available pre-harvest monitoring, the analysis results of Aflatoxin B1 in maize and available information about weather conditions during the cultivation and harvest of the new maize crop, EFISC-GTP, GMP+, OVOCOM, QS and AIC have adjusted the country risk profiles for Aflatoxin B1 as a start for the new harve...
Update IDTF July 2017
There have been agreed several changes for the IDTF by the International Committee for Road Transport (GMP+ International, OVOCOM, QS, Qualimat, GTP, AIC, Gafta and AMA). The changes are now implemented in the IDTF. Please find here the link for the information about the changes. The changes indicated in the Newsletter are applicable immediately and are binding.
GTP Aflatoxin B1 protocol revised 05/07/2017
Revised GTP Aflatoxin B1 Monitoring Protocol
List of country of origin revised
After a careful consideration and evaluation of the risk level regarding Aflatoxin B1, the list of countries of origin with 100% monitoring of the incoming maize has changed.
Monitoring data collected by several certified companies provided evidence to move Spain from low risk level to medium risk level country.
EFISC and GTP merge as of 1 July 2017. Update for Operators and Certification Bodies 27/06/2017
Dear EFISC and GTP operators, dear Certification Bodies,
Following several years of fruitful cooperation, the European Feed Ingredient Safety Certification Scheme (EFISC) and the COCERAL Good Trading Practice Code (GTP Code) Certification Scheme have decided to join forces thereby also making str...
Revised GTP Aflatoxin B1 Monitoring Protocol
GTP informed about the modification of the list of county of origin of the GTP Aflatoxin B1 Monitoring Protocol and of the publication of the amended protocol
EFISC Alert: Increased levels of dioxin in maize from the Ukraine
EFISC Alert: Increased levels of dioxin in maize from the Ukraine
EFISC was informed that there might be an increased risk for dioxin in maize coming from the Ukraine, with probable cause bad drying practice at the farmer/supplier.
EFISC advises all EFISC certified companies and other companies in the feed chain to take the necessary control measures to ensure compliance with EU feed legislation.
EFISC and GTP join forces
Following several years of fruitful cooperation, the European Feed Ingredient Safety Certification Scheme (EFISC) and the COCERAL Good Trading Practice (GTP) certification scheme have decided to make a stronger use of synergies for their respective activities. COCERAL GTP and EFISC certification schemes will operate jointly, under the new name “European Feed & Food Ing...
Job vacancy- EFISC-GTP is looking for a Manager 03/04/2017
The European Feed Ingredients Safety Certification (EFISC Aisbl), Brussels-based, is an association owning an internationally recognised feed safety management certification system.
EFISC is looking to hire as of July 2017 a Manager to lead the different activities and operations.
EFISC News: publication of the revised version of the Biodiesel sector document version 2.0 14/03/2017
EFISC is pleased to announce the publication of a revised version of the Biodiesel sector document, version 2.0.
The document has been revised in cooperation with the European Biodiesel Board (EBB) technical committee and the EFISC technical committee during the last year.
The version 2.0 provides more details on the process and control measures in order to manufacture and deliver a safe feed ingredient (glycerine as a co- product from biodiesel processing) to the customer and an updated risk assessment by process step.
The version 2.0 is accepted under the mutual recognition by GMP+, OVOCOM, QS and FEMAS.
The implementation of the document under the EFISC feed safety management certification scheme will start as of 22 March 2017.
EFISC Alert: Palm Acid Oils (PAO) which contains palm oil mill effluent (POME) 09/12/2016
EFISC was informed that there is a flow of feed ingredients coming from Asia, labelled as Palm Acid Oils (PAO) which contains palm oil mill effluent (POME).
EFISC asks all EFISC certified companies and other in the feed chain to be alert to the sourcing and placing on the market of Palm Acid Oils (PAO) from Asia and ensure that the feed materials supplied complies with the specification of PAO in the EU Feed Catalogue.
Visit EFISC and GTP at the European Commodity Exchange 2016 in Turin
Visit EFISC and GTP at the 56th European Commodities Exchange (ECE) on October 6th and 7th in Turin, Italy
As in previous years , EFISC, in cooperation with GTP, invites you to their booth at the upcoming European Commodity Exchange in Turin. We are very interested to hear about your needs and e...
Alert- Paraquat contamination in Brazilian soybeans 26/08/2016
Notification to EFISC certified operators
Based on a recent incident in the Netherlands EFISC asks all EFISC certified companies to be alert to a possible contamination with Paraquat in soybeans and products derived thereof (soya hulls and soya meal) from Brazil in order to assure the placing of feed ma...
Alert- increased levels of DON and ZEA in soya beans coming from Argentina 01/07/2016
Notification to EFISC certified operators
Caused by the extreme wet season higher levels of DON and Zea are found in soya beans from Argentina. No higher results have been observed for soya beans coming from Brazil.
Although there are no lim...
New version of the European Guide to good practice for the industrial manufacturing of safe feed materials translated in all EU languages
The European Feed Ingredient Safety Certification Aisbl (EFISC), in cooperation with the European Commission's DG SANTE, is pleased to announce the translation of the new version of the European Guide to good practice for the industrial manufacture of safe feed materials in all EU languag...
Visit EFISC at the 55th European Commodities Exchange (ECE) on October 15th and 16th in Barcelona, Spain
This year the European Feed Ingredients Safety Certification (EFISC) celebrates its 5 year existence after its foundation in 2010 by Starch Europe and FEDIOL. On this occasion, EFISC invites you to visit their booth at the upcoming European Commodity Exchange in Barcelona. We are very interested to hear about your needs and expectations regarding feed safety certification. We are keen to discuss with you what EFISC could mean to your company in the future.
Revised Code of good practice for the monitoring of Mycotoxins in maize and their co-products thereof, version 2.0
Implementation as of 21 September 2015 (with a transition period of four weeks)
For the harvest 2015, the EFISC technical committee has revised the existing Aflatoxin protocol and expanded its scope to all Mycotoxins as well as redefined the requirements for the risk assessment, sampling and monitoring. At the ba...
Revision of the Aflatoxin Code of good practice version 1.1- Reduction of the list of countries
After careful evaluation of the risk level regarding Aflatoxin B1 in Maize for the harvest 2014 EFISC is pleased to publish a revised document with a shortened list of countries of origin with 100 % monitoring of the incoming maize.
The basis for this change is the monitoring data collected and evaluated by the different...
NEW- EFISC unannounced audit programme starting as of 15 February- inclusion in the EFISC database
In addition to the three year audit cyclus with an annual audit, in line with ISO/IEC 17021 and ISO/TS 22003, EFISC will start an unannounced audit programme (as of the 15 february 2015). All EFISC ...
EFISC- Code version 3.1 of the European feed safety management system- implementation as of 15 February 2015
Communication to EFISC certified companies- Quality and feed safety managers and Certification bodies
Date: 8 January 2015
Over the last year the EFISC feed safety management has been revised based on the evaluation process with the European Commission and the Member States, as well as our ag...
New European Guide for safe feed materials revised and endorsed by the European Commission and EU Member States
Date 2 December 2014, Brussels
The revised and extended version of European Guide to good practice for the industrial manufacturing of safe feed materials was endorsed by the European Commission and the EU Member States in the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed o...
EFISC at the 54th European Commodities Exchange (ECE) on October 16th and 17th in Hamburg, Germany, booth E4
On this occasion, the European Feed Ingredients Safety Certification (EFISC) invites you to visit their booth E4 at the European Commodity Exchange. We are very interested to hear about your needs and expectations regarding feed safety certification. We are keen to ...
EFISC signs mutual recognition agreements with AIC, GMP+, OVOCOM and QS
From the start, in 2010, EFISC has been committed to cooperate with AIC, GMP+, OVOCOM and QS in order to harmonise feed safety requirements and facilitate trade within the EU internal market and to enable the delivery of products and services into the ot...
EFISC Procedure for Feed Safety Incident and Crisis Management
Preparing for crisis situations and responding appropriately to them is an important element of feed and food safety. Because feed safety has been a top issue internationally, both politically and commercially, and because serious incidents in the feed and...
ADM Europoort first plant to be certified in compliance with EFISC version 3.0 31/01/2014
The European Feed Ingredients Safety Certification (EFISC) is proud to announce that ADM Europoort is the first production location certified for the manufacturing of feed materials in compliance with the new version of the EFISC scheme. The EFISC standard version 3.0 is the result of the evaluation process with the European Accreditation Body in compliance ISO/ IEC 17021 supplemented w...
EFISC- Code version 3.0 of the European feed ingredient safety certification system- implementation as of 1 February 2014 08/01/2014
Over the last two years, the EFISC certification scheme has been revised based on the evaluation process with the European Accreditation Body as well as the process of mutual recognition with GMP+, QS, FEMAS and OVOCOM. As a result, the formalisation of the mutual recognition agreement will be concluded in the near future. Therefore EFISC Aisbl is pleased to publish the new version of t...
EFISC third party certification scheme endorsed by European Co-operation for Accreditation 16/12/2013
The EA established a policy, procedures and criteria by which sector specific schemes shall be evaluated with the view to harmonise the evaluation of sector specific schemes, seeking accreditation in Europe. EFISC was assessed against ISO/ IEC 17021 supplemented with ISO/TS 22003 (management system certification supplemented with food safety management system requirements) and the resul...
EFISC – Code of good practice for the monitoring of Aflatoxin B1 in maize - implementation as of 25 November 2013 15/11/2013
This code of good practice provides the requirements for the monitoring of Aflatoxin B1 in batches of maize harvested in 2012 and 2013, originating from south and east Europe.
In order to strive for a harmonised EU implementation, this Code of good practice provides monitoring requirements for Aflatoxin B1 in maize from the regions concerned and the co- products of maiz...
EFISC and GTP are pleased to announce their participation to the 53rd European Commodities Exchange (ECE) on Oct. 10th and 11th in Paris, France. 01/10/2013
On this occasion, the European Feed Ingredients Safety Certification (EFISC) and the Good Trading Practice (GTP) - invite you to visit their common booth Nr. 101.
Based on the EU Guides to Good Practices endorsed by the European Commission, the EFISC and GTP schemes allows the implementation of sector specific ...
Sector document feed materials from biodiesel manufacturing now available 10/06/2013
The European Feed Ingredients Safety Certification (EFISC) is pleased to announce that the European Biodiesel Board (EBB) has become an associated member. The EBB shares the strong commitment of the European starch and the vegetable oil and protein meal industry to manufacture safe feed for the Euro...
New version of the starch sector document version 2.3 available 17/12/2012
EFISC is pleased to let you know that a new version of the sector document on starch processing is available for use.
The production of feed materials as a result of the manufacturing of starch from peas has been included. It provides the listing of the related feed materials, flowchart and description of the production process and a risk assessment by process stage. In...
International Trade- EFISC joins the ITC standardsmap.org 17/12/2012
The International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint organization of the United Nations and World Trade Organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, has one goal: to help businesses become more competitive in global markets, speeding economic development and contributing to sustainable development.
As part of this goal, ITC has developed a new web platform called Standards Map t...
EFIP feed safety schemes at ECE Edinburg, United Kingdom 4-5 October 13/09/2012
The European Feed Ingredients Platform (EFIP) is pleased to announce its participation in the 52nd European Commodities Exchange (ECE) on Oct. 4th and 5th in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
On this occasion, the three feed safety management associations – the European Feed Ingredients Safe...
Cargill Manchester certified in compliance with EFISC 11/07/2012
EFISC is pleased to announce that Cargill Manchester in the United Kingdom has been certified in compliance with the EFISC requirements. Cargill has been operating in Manchester since 2002 and employs around 300 people. The Manchester site houses its UK sweeteners and industrial starches. In addition to the food sector, the Manchester plant also serves the needs of the farming and aquac...
European Guide to good practice for the industrial manufacture of safe feed materials translated in 23 European Community languages. 04/04/2012
The European Feed Ingredient Safety Certification Association is pleased to announce the translation of the European Guide to good practice for the industrial manufacture of safe feed materials in the EU languages.
The Guide and the specific sector documents are available in Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, G...
New version of the EFISC Rules of Certification published 03/04/2012
The EFISC feed safety management system has been revised in order to change from process to system certification. This step forward provides further improvement of the EFISC feed safety management certification system and will provide a solid basis to strengthen the confidence in EFISC certification. As a result of the revision the EFISC feed safety management system is ...
German Thywissen crush plant EFISC certified 13/03/2012
Crushing and refinery facility C. Thywissen GmbH in Neuss is one of the well-known German manufacturers of plant oils and fats for human consumption and for technical purposes and for the production of animal feedstuffs. C. Thywissen GmbH processes about 700.000 tonnes of rapeseed, linseed and sunflower seeds annually and has chosen for the EFISC feed safety management s...
AVEBE chooses EFISC feed material certification 03/02/2012
AVEBE, the largest, integrated potato starch producer in Europe, has chosen to certify its feed material manufacturing sites in the Netherlands against EFISC. AVEBE is producing potato protein, potato pulp, potato juice and Protapec as feedstuff for the EU livestock industry. The successful audit of the plants in Foxhol, Gasselternijveen and Ter Apelkanaal has been perfo...
12 Million tonnes feed material traded under EFISC 08/12/2011
A year after the introduction of the European Feed Ingredient Safety Certification(EFISC) the feed industry sectors involved look back on a very successful first twelve months of EFISC implementation.
Today over 60 manufacturers all over the European Union have applied for certification. So far, 32 manufacturing sites have been certified producing over 12 million metric...