The European Union has developed many food regulations in order to protect the consumer’s health. In the last few years, EU regulation has become even more complex, as many food safety crises have occurred due to animal feed. The FAMI-QS code standard addresses feed safety, legality & quality based on the European animal feed Regulation. It covers both quality & feed safety management systems, traceability, product regulatory compliance… and many other areas.
The Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certificate issued by HSA is a certificate relating to the manufacture of a therapeutic product, medicinal product, an active pharmaceutical ingredient or a cosmetic product attesting to its conformity with the relevant GMP Standard as appropriate. A GMP certificate is granted when the manufacturing facility has been audited and found to demonstrate satisfactory compliance with the required GMP standard and is valid for 3 years.
The term “GMO” is an acronym meaning “Genetically Modified Organism” and refers to any organism that has been modified through genetic engineering. Vetracare has demonstrated the capability to comply with Non-GMO standard compliance. The standard is determined through a document evaluation and onsite inspection of production and field facilities.
The ISO 9000 family of quality management systems standards is designed to help organizations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to a product or service.
ISO 22000 is a Food Safety Management System that can be applied to any organization in the food chain, farm to fork. Becoming certified to ISO 22000 allows a company to show their customers that they have a food safety management system in place.
Halal food has been prepared according to Islamic law, and is free from pork products, alcohol and certain other ingredients. A variety of Islamic groups are involved in Halal certification that dictates products to be: 1. Free from any component that Muslims are prohibited from consuming according to Islamic law. 2. Processed, made, produced, manufactured and/or stored using utensils, equipment and/or machinery that have been cleansed according to Islamic law.
Good manufacturing practice (GMP) describes the minimum standard that a medicines manufacturer must meet in their production processes. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) coordinates inspections to verify compliance with these standards and plays a key role in harmonising GMP activities at European Union (EU) level.
More than 100 countries have incorporated the WHO GMP provisions into their national medicines laws, and many more countries have adopted its provisions and approach in defining their own national GMP requirements.
With the growth of ethical consumerism in developed countries, imports of eco-friendly and socially certified produce from the poor in developing countries have increased. Organic certification enables a fair and sustainable trade.