Food Safety Standard

FAMI QS (Feed Additive and PreMixture System)

<href=””>What is FAMI-QS ??

A tool for complying with the Feed Hygiene Regulation, which:

  • Encourages the development of systems to good practice for hygiene
  • Requires the application of HACCP principles
  • Positive dynamic interaction with chain partners


  • FAMI-QS is a derivation of European Feed Additives and Premixtures Quality System.
  • FAMI-QS code of practice bases itself on a Quality Management System. The certificate guarantees the implementation of the requirements for feed hygiene in animal nutrition as laid down in Regulation (EC) No. 183/2005.
  • The European Regulation on Feed Hygiene (183/2005) sets up hygiene and safety requirements for the whole feed chain- this includes feed additives and premixtures. This Regulation also Promotes the establishment of codes of practice in the feed chain. Therefore the feed additive industry has decided to establish a code of practice covering feed additives and premixtures (as defined in Regulation 1831/2003/EC on additives for use in animal nutrition).
  • This code is the FAMI-QS Code of Practice for Feed Additive and Premixture Operators. A parallel and independent certification system has been developed by FAMI-QS Asbl. Participation in the FAMI-QS auditable system is based on voluntary commitment.
  • The FAMI-QS Code is certified by independent certification bodies, and run by the FAMI-QS Asbl association.
  • FAMI-QS Asbl is the Feed Additive and Premixture Quality System European Association.

Who can be Certified??

  • All companies which manufacture or trade feed additives and/or premixtures.
  • 1)Suppliers and initial manufacturers of Feed Additives/Pre-mixes to EU operators.
  • 2) Producers and traders of feed additives and feed premixtures according to Regulation (EC) 1831/2003.