Excelling at every aspect of feed production is “our responsibility, our promise” to regulators and our customers. More than a decade ago, AFIA sought to develop a program that would establish and promote generally accepted food safety guidelines that ensure the continuous improvement in the delivery of a safe and wholesome feed supply for the growth and care of animals, both domestically and internationally.
In 2004, AFIA launched the Safe Feed/Safe Food (SF/SF) Certification Program to establish comprehensive standards of excellence that go beyond existing regulations to maximize food and feed safety. It is a voluntary, independently certified program designed for both AFIA members and non-members. Communicating food safety risks to the industry, building consensus among the segments of the industry, continuing the education process and enhancing consumer confidence in the feed and food supply are all important aspects of the SF/SF program.
In 2014, the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) began administering the program.
Facilities can receive the following four certifications:
There are no other pet food/ingredients or feed programs that are benchmarked in the world.