The Feed Ingredients and Additives Association of Australia (FIAAA)
is the national peak industry organisation representing suppliers of feed ingredients and additives in Australia.
Feed ingredients are nutritive component parts or constituents of any combination or mixture making up a feed. They may be of plant or animal (including aquatic) origin or other organic or inorganic substances.
Feed additives are intentionally added components of feed not normally consumed as a feed ingredient, which affect the characteristics of feed or animals fed with it. It includes a pre-mix which consists only of feed additive components, micro-organisms, enzymes, phytobiotics, acidity regulators, trace elements, vitamins, preservatives, colouring agents, binders, dust suppressants, carriers, flavours and other products.
The Feed Ingredients and Additives sector of Australian agriculture provides products that are key to the productivity, sustainability and security of the nation’s food supply.
The FIAAA advocates and promotes the safe use of feed ingredients and additives.
The intention is a high level of assurance that the feed will neither cause harm to the farm animals when prepared or consumed, nor to the final consumer.
This assurance of quality facilitates domestic and international trade in our industry’s products, and in agricultural and food commodities as a whole..
Feed Ingredients and Additives have an imporant role in animal welfare, and in feeding a growing world population with less resources. Protecting the Feed Ingredients and Additives industry is therefore paramount, and could not be achieved without certification of suppliers to the FIAAA Code of Practice.
WHAT WE DO
Advocacy: The FIAAA actively advocates for the health of livestock and people, enabled by quality-assured, safe feed ingredients and additives.
Representation: The FIAAA provides a unified voice and leadership. On behalf of members we work with governments, regulators and other stakeholders with similar recognition of the fundamental position of Feed Ingredients and Additives in the food chain.
We monitor and contribute to the development of policies, legislation and regulations impacting our members and the goals of the FIAAA.
Management of a Code of Practice: The FIAAA manages the Australian & New Zealand Code of Practice for Animal Feed Ingredient & Additive Suppliers.
UNDERLYING PRINCIPLES OF THE CODE
Protecting the health of livestock.
Enabling producers to achieve expected levels of livestock performance.
Protecting the health of consumers of food products derived from livestock fed ingredients and additives.
Contributing to the delivery of livestock products of consistent and appropriate quality.
Enabling livestock producers to market food commodities that meet national and international food standards