Humphrey Feeds Quality

Conventional feeds

In the 1980’s, to ensure that feeds were made to a consistent quality standard, Humphrey Feeds adopted the British Quality system BS 5750. This standard evolved into the International Standard ISO 9001 in 1987. In the mid 1990’s the UK Agricultural Supply Trade Association (UKASTA, now called AIC) launched its own Quality system called the Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) in response to consumer and legislative pressure to provide assurance and due diligence in the manufacture of animal feeds for the food supply chain.

Humphreys’ quickly adopted this feed-specific quality system. UFAS is now recognised internationally, and has now been joined by other Quality Assurance schemes for raw material traceability and integrity, and for quality and hygiene of storage and transport. This is the quality system that we are audited against today.

Some of the major retailers have additional quality requirements, and we are also audited by the Supermarkets and the British Retail Consortium.

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Organic feeds

In the late 1980s we first dabbled in Conservation grade feeds, but this standard was overtaken by Organic feeds in the mid 1990’s. The Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G) was incorporated in March 1990 and is accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to the standard EN45011/ISO65, and Humphrey Feeds have been registered OF&G producers of organic poultry feeds since 1996. Under this scheme we are audited by the European Food Safety Inspection Service (EFSIS) which is accredited for EN45004 (Inspections) and EN45011 (Certification).

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Freedom Food – RSPCA Monitored

RSPCA

This is the RSPCA’s farm assurance and labelling scheme. It is the only UK farm assurance scheme to focus solely on improving the welfare of farm animals reared for food.

They believe that animals reared for food deserve a happy and healthy life, providing them with an environment that meets their needs. So providing a stimulating environment that enables the animals to exhibit their natural behaviour is very important.

The freedom food scheme covers every stage of a farm animal’s life, each stage governed by strict and compulsory RSPCA welfare standards.