In 2016, FAMI-QS carried out the challenging task of fully revising its system, in order to stay abreast of the new developments in our fast evolving industry.

With an experienced and active team of experts, as well as valuable partners in Brazil, China, Europe  and the U.S., and thanks to their efforts, we were able to make this revision of the Code, having a robust final document that provides requirements for implementing measures necessary to ensure feed safety and quality of specialty feed ingredients.

The ultimate goal of this Code of Practice is to ensure feed safety by minimizing the risk of unsafe ingredients entering the food chain.

The final draft of the FAMI-QS Code of Practice (version 6) is now ready for public consultation.

The most remarkable change to the FAMI-QS Code is its structure. FAMI-QS Code Version 6 follows now the same overall structure as other ISO management system standards do (known as the High-Level Structure, SO/IEC Directives, Part 1 Consolidated ISO Supplement — Procedures specific to ISO), making it easier for anyone using multiple management systems.

The requirements of FAMI-QS Code Version 5.1 have been reorganized in order to meet the ISO High Level Structure. In some cases, the requirements are addressed in a more detailed way. This will allow, in one hand, Operators to get more guidance in implementing specific requirements and, on the other hand, to avoid misinterpretation. Version 6 includes a dedicated chapter on Good Manufacturing Practices, which is aligned with the requirements of ISO/TS 22002 Part 6 (Feed and Animal Food Production) and Food Safety Modernization Act Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), established for animal food production.

For the preparation of the FAMI-QS Version 6, the requirements of WTO-TBT Agreement Annex 3 Code of Good Practices for the Preparation, Adoption and Application of Standards and ISO/IEC Guide 60:2004 Conformity Assessment Code to Good Practice were taken into consideration.

This document, together with the “Revision Template” (word document) are available at

FAMI-QS invites every stakeholder, auditor and all other interested persons to read and comment the FAMI-QS Code of Practice. The possibility to comment on the Code will be until the 13th of April.

Please send your comments to


Thank you for your support.

The FAMI-QS team.