AFMA developed a Code of Conduct as a measure of self-regulation in the feed industry in South Africa. The Code of Conduct comprises twelve areas of conformance and illustrates the vision of the feed industry in South Africa to develop a sustainable industry that acts responsibly within the food chain by ensuring safe feed for safe food.

Compliance to the Industry Code is a prerequisite for Full and Associate membership of AFMA and following the adoption of the Code of Conduct by the Annual General Meeting in September 2007, it has been implemented by all AFMA members since 2010. Conformance to the Code of Conduct is audited by independent assessment bodies, appointed by AFMA, and is conducted at each AFMA member facility every two years to maintain a continuous cycle of compliance in the industry.

For more information on the AFMA Code of Conduct and the compliance audit process for members, download the Guideline below:

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AFMA Code of Conduct - Guideline on the Compliance Audit Process
    The Guideline includes the following information:

    • INTRODUCTION
    • THE AFMA CODE OF CONDUCT
      • Code of Conduct – Important Facts
    • AFMA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION & AUDIT PROCESS
      • New member application
      • Renewal application
      • Assessment body Audit process
      • Audit certificate & compliance logo
    • CODE OF CONDUCT AUDIT CRITERIA
      • Audit criteria per category
        • Manufacturers of compound animal feed
        • Manufacturers & suppliers of Feed Additives, Premixtures, Stock remedies & in-feed medicine
        • Manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials
    • NON-CONFORMANCE PROCEDURE (COMPLAINTS)
    • APPEALS