(Feed Materials Assurance Scheme)
The FEMAS Scheme is a voluntary scheme developed to certify animal feed ingredients.
FEMAS aims to protect human and animal health by ensuring safe practices throughout the feed chain for food producing animals based on HACCP principles. It verifies that the industry is meeting its obligations under the appropriate feed safety related legislation and codes of practice, in maintaining safety in the feed and food chain.
Farmers, farm assurance schemes, major food retailers and other stakeholders are consulted during the revision of the scheme.