Producers may have heard of “FeedAssure.” FeedAssure® is a
comprehensive feed safety management and certification program developed by the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC) for the Canadian feed industry in 1999. It is a customized full HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) program of processes and controls that bring the highest safety standards to feed production.
While a letter of Certification on Good Manufacturing Practices is all that is required under SC-SC, certification under the FeedAssure program carries the weight of third party verification that safety controls are effective and are being followed. To maintain their certification, FeedAssure members undergo annual audits by an independent, internationally recognized firm. Purchasing from a feed mill that is certified FeedAssure demonstrates to you that your feed supplier has systems in place to manage the risks in the feed manufacturing process that are associated with human food safety.
Close to 170 feed mills and related facilities are HACCP-certified under the FeedAssure program. These facilities collectively represent an estimated 70 percent of commercial feed production in Canada