National Pork Board Endorses Safe Feed/Safe Food Program
Pig Progress Newsletter
May 29, 2009
The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to learn the Pork Safety Committee of the National Pork Board recently endorsed AFIA’s Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program, an exclusive third party-certified feed safety program.
The 29-member Pork Safety Committee provided its endorsement after examining the details of the Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program, administered by AFIA.
The program is designed to ensure stringent standards of safety and quality are met in the production of livestock
feed and pet food.
“The Pork Safety Committee’s endorsement means a lot to those who work to make pork a safe, nutritious and
healthy food,” said Joel G. Newman, AFIA president and CEO.
“That’s why I am extremely pleased the committee decided to study and subsequently endorse the Safe Feed/Safe
Food Certification Program, which is designed to assist the employees of feed mills and related facilities achieve
the highest levels of feed safety. Hogs and other livestock that consume safe feed are more likely to produce safe
food for human consumption.”
Barb Determan, a producer from Iowa and member of the Pork Checkoff’s Pork Safety Committee, added that the
Pork Checkoff will encourage the use of Safe Feed/Safe Food materials by producers.
Becoming Safe Feed/Safe Food-certified means the facility demonstrates and ensures continuous improvements in
delivering safe, wholesome feed.
This one-of-a-kind, voluntary program has resulted in the certification of nearly 330 feed- and ingredient-related
facilities in the US and Canada.
Certified facilities go above and beyond federal requirements to ensure the highest standards in manufacturing and
processing are followed each and every day.
More info on the Safe Feed/Safe Food program can be found at the AFIA website.
The National Pork Board, based in Des Moines, Iowa, administers funds provided by the Pork Checkoff.
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