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H.J. Baker earns safety certification

H.J. Baker earns safety certification

THREE poultry feed additive facilities owned and operated by H.J. Baker & Bros. have earned the American Feed Industry Assn.'s (AFIA) "Safe Feed/Safe Food" certification.

The voluntary, third-party initiative establishes comprehensive standards of excellence that go beyond existing feed safety regulations to maximize feed and food safety.

H.J. Baker's poultry facilities in Ft. Smith, Ark.; Sanford, N.C., and Westville, Okla., have each achieved certification under the program. The plants manufacture poultry feed ingredients, including the company's Pro-Pak and Pro-Plus protein concentrate products.

"We have worked hard to ensure that each of our poultry feed ingredient manufacturing facilities meets the rigorous standards set by the Safe Feed/Safe Food program," Mark Hohnbaum, president of H.J. Baker's feed products group, said. "It is important that our customers know that we don't just meet (Food & Drug Administration) guidelines; we exceed them, and this certification demonstrates that."

AFIA said important aspects of the certification program are: communicating food safety risks to the industry, building consensus among the different segments of the industry, continuing the education process and enhancing consumer confidence in the feed and food supply.

Volume:85 Issue:22

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