The American Feed Industry Association announced in late January that it has developed a voluntary third-party certification program for manufacturers of pet food and ingredients for pet food.
The AFIA designed the Pet Food Manufacturing Facility Certification Program and Pet Food Ingredient Facility Certification Program to meet or exceed requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
In 2004, the AFIA began offering voluntary third-party certification for feed manufacturers through its Safe Feed/Safe Food program. The group added the International Safe Feed/Safe Food program in 2010 for companies that wish to meet European Union requirements.
Information about the certification programs is available at www.safefeedsafefood.org.