Application procedure

To apply for the FAMI-QS Certification, the applicant has to fill in the Application form and submit it to the FAMI-QS Secretariat for evaluation.

By filling out and submitting the form, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the requirements as these are set in the FAMI-QS Code of Practice and Rules for Operators.

FAMI-QS will evaluate the application and inform the applicant on the outcome. When the application has been approved, an invoice for the membership fee is raised. An Approval Letter is issued to the applicant organisation upon receipt of the payment.

The applicant organisation will then be introduced to the two trainings that are offered by the Scheme under the First Time Right initiative and are mandatory for new members. A certificate of completion is a prerequisite for the FAMI-QS Certification and can be provided only upon full attendance of both trainings.

For applicants in Latin America, please contact:

Sindirações – Sindicato Nacional da Ind. de Alimentação Animal
Avenida Paulista, 1313 – 10 º andar – Cjs. 1050 e 1060
Cerqueira César, São Paulo
SP 01311-923, Brasil

For information: Mrs. Angela Pellegrino Missaglia
qualidade@sindiracoes.org.br
Tel.: +55 11 3541 1212

MEMBERSHIP FEES

Participant members in the Scheme are required to pay an annual membership fee. The membership fee is calculated based on how many sites your organisation has and is raised within the first semester of each year.

In order to support our members to better cope with the challenging topic of feed fraud and defence, FAMI-QS launched the FAMI-QS Feed Fraud Prevention and Defence module. An additional fixed fee relating to the module is raised to the applicant organisation upon initial registration together with the membership fee. This is a one-time fee per registered organisation (not per site).

* In case of changes during a certification cycle, additional fees may apply.

**An administrative fee applies in case of disruption in the certification cycle or withdrawal of your FAMI-QS Certificate.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE FFPD MODULE FEE ADMIN FEE
550€ PER SITE 250€ 150€ (CHANGES)
300€ (DISRUPTION)
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE
550€ PER SITE
FFPD MODULE FEE
250€
ADMIN FEE
150€ (CHANGES)
300€ (DISRUPTION)

SCOPE ELIGIBILITY

Use the below tool to verify whether your scope is eligible for the FAMI-QS Certification. A separate tool is provided for single ingredients and mixtures.

Ingredients

All process are covered by this list of process :
Bioprocess, Chemical, Extraction, Formulation, Mining, Mixing

Mixtures

Is it sufficient as a daily ration?

APPLICATION STEPS

Steps to Apply

1 Download a copy of the FAMI-QS Code of Practice, the Feed Fraud Prevention and Defence Module and Rules for Operators. Read the documents carefully.
2 Evaluate your readiness and perform an internal audit with the help of the FAMI-QS checklist. A copy of this document is available upon request to the FAMI-QS Secretariat.
3 Identify your scope and fill in the Application form. Submit the form via
email to fffs_apply@fami-qs.org
4 FAMI-QS will evaluate the application and contact you to inform you of the approval decision. If your application is accepted, an invoice for the membership fee is issued. Upon receipt of the payment, an Approval Letter is sent to you.

CERTIFICATION STEPS

Steps to FAMI-QS Certification

1 To obtain the FAMI-QS Certificate, you have to select a Certification Body and contact them to schedule and begin preparation for your audit. The Approval Letter sent to you by FAMI-QS has to be provided to your Certification Body.
2 The initial audit is conducted in two stages:
• Stage 1: evaluation of the Feed Safety Management System (FeSMS), documentation, and scope
• Stage 2: verification of the implementation of the FeSMS
3 Once the audit is concluded, the Certification Body submits the audit documentation to FAMI-QS for validation.
4 After revision of the audit documentation and its findings by the Certification Body, a certification decision is made. If the assessment is successful, a certificate is issued to the organisation.
5 Alongside the audit, the applicant organisation must successfully complete the two trainings provided by the FAMI-QS Scheme under the First Time Right initiative. The FAMI-QS Certification Procedure and Accredited Certification and FAMI-QS Certification System and Code Version 6.0 trainings are both mandatory.
6 FAMI-QS reviews the audit documentation, training records and payment of membership fees and validates the data for registration. After validation of the audit documentation, the organisation is included in the online directory of certified organisations.