By Sarah Gonzalez, Director of Communications and Digital Media
The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched a new Manual of Good Practices for the Feed Sector on Dec. 1.
The publication is “a fully revised, updated and expanded version” of the manual first published in 2010. IFIF and FAO said their objective is to provide practical guidelines to farmers, producers and all stakeholders along the feed value chain to comply with the requirements of the Codex Alimentarius Code of Practice on Good Animal Feeding.
“The application of the Code is an important step for the expansion of international trade of feed and products of animal origin,” the organizations noted. “Both feed/food exporting and importing countries can benefit from a greater and safer trade of feed and products of animal origins.”
They said the manual is intended to guide managers of feed mills, the feed industry as a whole and on-farm feed mixers and producers. It also would be valuable to feed inspection authorities, as a training manual and a guide to setting up national feed associations, they noted.