EFISC Mutual recognition with other feed certification schemes
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 following,enable the delivery of products and services into the other respective feed safety scheme.
AIC, GMP+, OVOCOM and QS have signed agreements on mutual recognition with EFISC, which come into force as of the 1st of May 2014. This is the positive outcome of the extensive mutual benchmarking of the respective schemes for the scope feed material manufacturing.
The EFISC (and EFISC-GTP) certified feed material, in compliance with version 3.1 of the Code (and 4.0), is considered compliant with the other standards and can be used and purchased by compound feed manufacturers without additional audits for EFISC (or EFISC-GTP) certified companies. The certification rules of the systems are recognized on a mutual basis.
This important step forward rewards the considerable work done at European and National level towards increased cooperation, harmonization of requirements and the strengthening of feed safety assurance.
The mutual recognition agreement will facilitate trade in the EU internal market by providing trust and transparency regarding the certification for the feed manufacturer.
Few additional requirements apply, however, when delivering EFISC (or EFISC-GTP) certified feed materials to QS or OVOCOM certified operators. Please check in the submenu for the respective scheme for special provisions.