IFIF FAO Feed Manual

In order to support the spreading of good manufacturing practice and higher feed safety standards around the globe IFIF published this manual together with the FAO. The publication of the Feed Manual is meant to increase safety and feed quality at the production level both for industrial production and on farm mixing with a particular focus on the developing world.

This manual provides updated comprehensive information and practical guidelines to assist producers and all stakeholders along the production and distribution chain to comply with the regulatory framework, which have or will come into force in response to the Codex Alimentarius Code of Practice on Good Animal Feeding. The application of this Code is an important step for the expansion of international trade in feed products as well as in products of animal origin. Both food exporting and importing countries can benefit from a more level playing field to support the trade of safe food products. This publication is intended to guide managers of feedmills and the feed industry as a whole.

It will also be of value to officers engaged in feed inspection, with their supervisory roles in feed safety. This manual is targeted at the commercial feed industries and farm-based feed mixers in developing countries and emerging economies in their endeavour to meet the rising quality and safety requirements of both the export and domestic markets, with the increasing participation of large-scale retailers everywhere.

The Feed Manual has been distributed to regulators and Industry globally and is currently available for download in Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish language - see downloads on left of this page. We believe it is a very relevant document to help support better standards, particular in developing economies.

The production and publication of the Feed Manual was made possible by a grant from the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF), a global partnership that supports developing countries in building their capacity to implement international sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) standards, guidelines and recommendations as a means to improve their human, animal and plant health status and ability to gain or maintain access to markets.