The development, dissemination and use of both national and Community guides to good practice must be encouraged. However, these guides may be used on a voluntary basis by the feed business operators.
Guidelines for the development of Community guides to good practice have been prepared together with the Member States.
On 29 January 2007, the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health assessed the following Community guides to good practice . These Community guides to good practice were developed in accordance with Article 22 of Regulation (EC) No 183/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 January 2005 laying down requirements for feed hygiene, their contents are practicable throughout the Community for the sector to which they refer and are suitable as guides for compliance with the hygiene and HACCP requirements of that Regulation. The Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health shall periodically review these guides in cooperation with the stakeholders and other interested parties.
Community guide to good practice for the EU industrial compound feed and premixtures manufacturing sector for food-producing animals - European Feed Manufacturers Guide Version 1.2 - December 2014
FEFAC - Fédération Européenne des Fabricants d'Aliments Composés, Europaischer Verband der Mischfutterindustrie, European Feed Manufacturers' Federation. www.fefac.org Version 1.0, January 2007
Community guide to good practice for feed additive and premixture operators
FAMI-QS - European Association for Feed Additives and Premixtures Quality System. www.fami-qs.org Version 2, 17 January 2007
Guide to good practice for the manufacture of safe pet foods
FEDIAF - Fédération Européenne de l'Industrie des Aliments pour Animaux Familiers, European Pet Food Industry Federation. www.fediaf.org Revision 12, March 2010
European Guide to Good Hygiene Practices for the collection, storage, trading and transport of cereals, oilseeds, protein crops, other plant products and products derived thereof
European association of cereals, rice, feedstuffs, oilseeds, olive oil, oils and fats and agro supply trade (COCERAL)/ European agri-cooperatives (COGECA)/ European association of professional portside storekeepers for agribulk commodities within the European Union (UNISTOCK) www.coceral.com, www.copa-cogeca.be, www.unistock.be Update Version. 2.2 July 2015
Industrial Manufacture of Safe Feed Materials
This European Guide has been developed by the following European feed material producing sector organisations: Starch Europe, the EU Oil and Proteinmeal Industry (FEDIOL) and the European Biodiesel Board (EEB) in cooperation with the European Feed Ingredients Safety Certification (EFISC). The European Guide is open for other feed material producing sector organisations to join.
European Guide to good practice for the industrial manufacture of safe feed materials version 3.1 November 2014
The translations of the previous sector documents- version 2.2 can still be found on the EFISC website.
A Register for National Guides to Good Practice has been set up by the Commission to make them available to Member States and feed and food business operators.