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on September 10, 2010

Kemin AgriFoods Iowa facility receives safety certificate

Company is first to receive the American Feed Industry Association and European Union Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures FAMI-QS/I-SF/SF certificate.

The first FAMI-QS/International Safe Feed/Safe Food certificate has been issued to Kemin AgriFoods North America’s Des Moines, Iowa, facility by Eurofins Scientific Inc.

The establishment of the FAMI-QS/I-SF/SF Certification Program was designed to help facilitate US exports with European feed and ingredient customers by providing a tool to illustrate compliance with the EU’s feed hygiene regulation.

FAMI-QS is a third-party certification program, and more than 600 feed additive and premixture companies participate in the program globally. I-SF/SF combines the requirements of AFIA’s domestic Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program with FAMI-QS certification requirements.

“We think the International Safe Feed/Safe Food program is a critical component to our food safety system at Kemin. It is paramount at Kemin that we deliver a high-quality, safe product to our customers,” said Kristi Krafta, Kemin AgriFoods North America vice president for regulatory affairs, quality assurance and quality control.

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