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Quality Standards

Kotsanopoulos and Arvanitoyannis (2017) reviewed the role of food safety and food quality standards in the food industry. This review will form the basis of this article. Delivering safe, high …

Quality Management Principles

ISO 9001 describes eight key quality management principles. These principles are not auditable. However, they do form fundamental characteristics of quality management and are useful to consider when developing the …

The Quality Management System

The Quality Management System (QMS) is a formalised system that documents the businesses organisational structure, responsibilities, processes, procedures and resources which direct and control how products are produced in order …

Introduction to week 2

Hello and welcome to week 2. This week we will explore the Quality Management System in more detail. Public authorities are leading the feed and food industries into the development …

Introduction to Week 1

Hello, and welcome to week one of the course. This week’s topic focuses on quality requirements for feed. Animal feed and feed ingredients should meet generally accepted quality standards. In …

Course Participation

This course is organised in 5 weekly topics, including: Week 1: Quality Requirements for Feed Week 2: The Quality Management System Week 3: Feed Ingredient Quality Week 4: Microbiological, Chemical …

Meet the team

Please meet the team that will be leading and facilitating on the course. They include staff from Queen’s University of Belfast, the University of Turin, Italy. and DIL. Lead Educator …

12 Steps of HACCP

The Codex Guidelines outline 12 steps for conducting a HACCP study and establishing a HACCP plan. 1. Assemble and train the HACCP team The HACCP team must be proportionate to …

Prerequisites

Before developing a HACCP plan, the HACCP team should have in place basic operating procedures validated as effective by internal auditing systems. These procedures are referred to as ‘prerequisites’ i.e. …

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point principles are an important tool to produce or distribute safe feed and food products. What is HACCP? HACCP is a science based system that enables …

The European Feed Manufacturers Guide (EFMC)

The European Feed Manufacturers Guide (EFMC) is a Community guide to good practice by the feed industry. The EFMC helps to ensure the safety of feed for food producing animals …

Community Guides to Good Practice

The European Commission published a Guidance document on the implementation of certain provisions of regulation (EC) No 183/2005 laying down requirements for feed hygiene in July 2019. This guidance document …

Good Manufacturing Practices

Good manufacturing practices are designed to ensure that feed is consistently produced to high standards of safety and quality. The main purpose of GMP is to prevent harm of the …

Quality Systems

Giovannucci and Satin (2007) published a paper outlining methodologies for improving food quality. This paper forms the basis of this article. What is Feed Quality The term quality refers to …

The Role of Legislation in Feed Quality

EU wide legislation on animal feed applies to a wide range of animal feed businesses from primary production to placing animal feed on the market and feeding of food producing …
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