The British Standards Institution has launched a new publicly available specification (PAS) for animal food and feed to reduce food safety risks along the food supply chain and ensure confidence in feed production.

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has launched a new publicly available specification (PAS) for animal food and feed to further reduce food safety risks along the food supply chain.

PAS 222PAS 222Prerequisite programmes for food safety in the manufacture of food and feed for animals – aims to ensure confidence in animal food and feed production by collecting good animal food, feed and ingredient practices from manufacturers around the world.

BSI and SSAFE (Safe Supply of Affordable Food Everywhere) have developed PAS 222 with the aim to support animal food and feed ingredient manufacturers by setting specific requirements for the development and implementation of prerequisite programmes in the manufacture of animal food and feed. The requirements can be used either in conjunction with ISO 22000, Food Safety management systems or as a stand-alone document.

The new specification will potentially reduce production costs for those who adhere to the good practices it sets out and help manufacturers meet their clients’ ever-more stringent requirements to demonstrate the quality of their food safety systems.

BSI director Mike Low said: “By working closely with leading animal food, feed, and governmental organisations around the world, BSI has developed voluntary requirements that will help lower the risk of food safety hazards across the food supply chain.

“The specification outlines a set of clear, concise and uncomplicated requirements for animal food and feed producers to follow, enabling them to easily and rapidly implement good practices within their day-to-day operations. We believe adoption of these collective practices will facilitate the capture of supply-chain efficiencies within the animal food and feed industry while continuing to protect animal and public health.”

 

  • A copy of PAS 222 can be downloaded for free, courtesy of SSAFE.
  • Request a free hard copy by contacting BSI’s customer service team on +44-(0)208-996-9001.
  • For technical queries on the content of PAS 222 please contact Quincy Lissaur on +44-(0)208-996-7468 or email quincy.lissaur@bsigroup.com.

 

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