BIORESOURCE International Inc. (BRI), an agricultural biotechnology company specializing in the research and development of enzymes, has received the European Feed Additives & Premixtures Quality System Certification (FAMI-QS) for its manufacturing facility in Apex, N.C.
The audit was conducted by Underwriter's Laboratories Inc. and Deutsch Quality Systems, a global leader in the assessment and certification of quality and safety management systems.
"We aggressively pursued the FAMI-QS certification because it is the highest-quality management standard in our market sector," BRI chief operating officer Julian Young said. "Our manufacturing site is now certified as compliant with both FAMI-QS and (good manufacturing practices), evidence of the importance we place on contributing to a safe and reliable global food chain."
The FAMI-QS Code of Practice is comprised of regulations that govern the approval and registration of manufacturers of feed additives for use in animal nutrition. It specifies requirements in the areas of quality and feed safety, management systems, traceability and product regulatory compliance, BRI explained.
FAMI-QS is the only certification specific to specialty feed ingredients and their mixtures and is designed to ensure compliance with the European Union feed hygiene regulation.