In January 2011 the Northern Ireland Industry Feed Assurance Group (IFAG) published its report, ‘Assuring Food Safety in Northern Ireland’. This is a Northern Ireland agri-food industry wide development, which seeks to reduce the risks of food business operators in the feed manufacturing, farming and processing sectors in Northern Ireland associated with the potential contamination of feed material inputs to livestock and poultry.
The IFAG report is the result of a united industry response to the Dioxin crisis of December 2008, and is intended to alert all food and feed businesses to the commercial risks that arise from feeding contaminated feed to livestock or poultry. It is designed to assist companies and farm businesses to achieve the due diligence required of them by law through the implementation of best practice, which will reduce potential risk and food scares in the future.
Since the report was launched representatives from across the Northern Ireland agri -food industry have been working on implementation of the report's recommendations.
A copy of the report is available to download here.
The Northern Ireland Industry Feed Assurance Group is made up of: