Good Practices

Code of good practice for the labelling of compound feed for food producing animals

This Code of Practice developed jointly by Copa-Cogeca and FEFAC in accordance with article 25 of Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 was endorsed by the EU Commission in accordance with article 26 of the same Regulation, i.e. after consultation of stakeholders and national control authorities. It provides producers of compound feed with practical recommendations on how to label compound feed in accordance with the provisions laid down in Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 on the placing on the market and use of feed. It also enables farmers to better understand labeling particulars and better assess the nutrition value of a compound feed thus contributing to informed choice. It includes in particular a section on claims (permitted claims, justification of claims). This Code will be updated regularly.

Code of Practice for labelling of feed additives and premixtures

This Code of practice developed jointly by EMFEMA, FEFAC and FEFANA aims at providing feed additives and premixtures manufacturers with recommendations on how to provide labeling information to the customers. It is based on the labeling rules laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 on additives in animal nutrition and also takes on board the innovative concept of label and labeling as established in Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 on the placing on the market and use of feed. In the absence of legal basis, this code could not be submit for validation to the EU Commission.

EU Code of Conduct on Agricultural Data Sharing by Contractual Agreement

This Code of Conduct was jointly developed in 2018 by CEETTAR, CEJA, CEMA, COPA-COGECA, ECPA, EFFAB, ESA, FEFAC and Fertilizers Europe and endorsed by AnimalhealthEurope and CLIMMAR in 2019. The Code promotes the benefits of sharing data and enables agri-business models, including agri-cooperatives and other agri-businesses, to swiftly move into an era of digitally enhanced farming.» read more

European Feed Manufacturers' Guide - EFMC

Producing safe feed and food products is first and foremost a question of good management practices at each stage of the feed and food chain from primary production to final processing. It is therefore the responsibility of each operator in the feed & food chain to implement good practices to ensure the safety of the goods he produces.» read more

IFSA Rules of Certification

These rules of certification provide certification of applicants against the IFSA Feed Ingredients Standard by accepted certification bodies, based on a decentralised implementation by the national standard owners / full members of IFSA, under co-ordination of IFSA. The aim of these rules is to implement the standard in a uniform way.

International Feed Safety Alliance (IFSA) : IFSA Feed Ingredients Standard (IFIS)

The IFSA Feed Ingredient Standard (IFIS) has been drawn up as a collaborative industry project to ensure that safety is placed at the forefront of feed business operations, with the aim of ensuring confidence in the safety of the feed supply chain. Safe animal feeds are essential to both animal and human health, farmed animals being the source of many products for human consumption. The safety of the feed and food chain must therefore be the industry’s primary objective.


The purpose of these documents is to contribute to the continued effectiveness of antimicrobials by providing a framework describing best practice. » read more

National QA Systems

List of national codes of practices developed on the basis of the EFMC: » read more