FAMI-QS Issue 6

European quality management standard for feed additives and premixes


Feed safety is a prerequisite for food safety. The FAMI-QS European Code of Good Practice for Feed Additives and Premixtures Operators defines the requirements for producers of feed additives and feed premixes. The fact that the FAMI-QS Code of Good Practice is an industry standard that was created by renowned representatives of the industry makes it practical and credible. The code was approved in 2007 by the EC «Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health» as being a suitable system for implementing the requirements of European Feed Hygiene Regulation 183/2005. As a leading audit and certification body for quality and management systems, SQS has many years of experience and expertise spanning all sectors of industry, which guarantees worldwide acceptance of SQS FAMI-QS certificates.


FAMI-QS is used to certify conformity with European Feed Hygiene Regulation 183/2005 and HACCP competence.

Target groups

Manufacturers of food additives and premixes that export to the EU.


3 years - there is an annual audit to ensure that standards are being maintained and a recertification audit after three years.


This SQS FAMI-QS certificate is internationally recognised.


This code of practice preferably builds on a quality management system pursuant to ISO 9001.

Lead Auditor
Christine Pridal-Lüdi
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