A Commitment to Quality
There are a number of organisations that Dengie are accredited with as part of our commitment to quality which are as follows:
Feed Assurance Schemes
UFAS and FEMAS are voluntary schemes developed in response to demand for improved feed and food safety. Approval under the schemes provides independent verification that a company is meeting its legal obligations under general feed law. Dengie are approved under both UFAS and FEMAS as we grow and produce our own raw material.
The schemes are based on HACCP principles, an internationally recognized system of hazard analysis pioneered by space agency NASA. Over recent years HACCP has become a central requirement of Food and Feed safety legislation.
The scheme is audited and certified by an independent certification body, in accordance with the internationally recognised standard EN45011. This means that the certification body is itself independently assessed every year to ensure that the standard is implemented and administered consistently and fairly.
In 2009 the British Equestrian Trade Association introduced a code of practice relating to naturally occurring prohibited substances (NOPS). The aim of the code of practice is to identify those manufacturers who demonstrate due diligence in reducing the risk of contamination with NOPS. Due to the nature of some NOPS it is no longer possible to offer a guarantee that a product is free from them. Those companies that do are unlikely to be fully aware of the potential risks of contamination.
Dengie are approved under the NOPS scheme. If you require more information about NOPS then please contact us on 0845 345 5115 or send us an e-mail.
Use of GM Materials
No GM raw materials are used in our feeds and so they are suitable for use on organic holdings. If you require a letter or statement to this effect for the Soil Association please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0845 345 5115