The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has contracted with Eurofins Scientific Inc. to provide audits to AFIA's International Safe Feed/Safe Food (I-SF/SF) Certification Program. 


The audits will meet the European Union (EU)'s Feed Additives and Premixtures Quality System (FAMI-QS) standards for the importing of feed ingredients. FAMI-QS is a third-party certification program, and is only one of three such systems officially adopted by EU authorities. The agreement is a result of increased scrutiny in the U.S. of the use of accredited certification processes to increase oversight. "AFIA is pleased to contract with Eurofins Scientific to offer this valuable service to the U.S. feed and ingredient industry," said AFIA President and CEO Joel G. Newman. "Now U.S. facilities can be certified for AFIA's International and Domestic Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program as well as the FAMI-QS program through one comprehensive audit."