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FOOD SAFETY
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FEED FOOD
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Certification program helps earn trust with customers.
By Paul Davis, Ph.D. | PDavis@afia.org
Zinpro Corporation, Eden Prairie, Minn., a leading
manufacturer of performance trace mineral nutritional
solutions, has been FSC36 Safe Feed/Safe Food (SF/SF)
certified since the American Feed Industry Association
(AFIA) launched the program back in 2005. In 2019,
the company switched to the International SF/SF certification.
The AFIA's Paul Davis, Ph.D., director of quality,
animal food safety and education, who oversees the
SF/SF certification program, recently spoke with Fred
Molenaar, Zinpro's quality assurance manager, about
why the company continues its participation in the
program. Following are the questions Davis asked and
Molenaar's responses.
What was the driving reason for your facility to
pursue the SF/SF certification program?
Since there were no well-defined state or federal rules for
Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), the
SF/SF certification program helped us show our customers
that we manufacture our products under controlled
conditions, ensuring safe products of high quality.
What has been the biggest benefit to your
company?
Providing confidence and trust to our customers. Our
customers rely on us to assure them that they are receiving
products with consistent quality that are safe to use
in their premixes or final feeds.
How has this program changed over the years?
The program adjusted to the ever-changing requirements
of the industry and government. Specifically,
the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules for
CGMPs and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive
Controls (HARPC) have been addressed well in the SF/
SF program and by the AFIA in general. Adding the
International SF/SF certification has also made it a valuable
program outside of the United States. We were able
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Certification
programs help
processors prove to
customers that the
facility follows current
good manufacturing
practices.
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