The Feed Division at United Farmers Cooperative recently completed a rigorous process to achieve HACCP certification of our feed manufacturing facilities. HACCP is an acronym for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point and is characterized by a company’s commitment to utilize a systematic approach in food production to assure food safety. HACCP has been utilized throughout the food chain for years and is beginning to be adopted in the feed manufacturing sector. UFC’s Utica feed mill is now one of an elite group of feed production facilities to become HACCP certified, which is the highest level of accreditation for food safety in the United States.
HACCP certification means UFC feed customers can be assured that every ton of feed they purchase has been manufactured following comprehensive procedures designed to mitigate the risk of contamination from biological, chemical, or physical hazards. The processes followed include careful identification of ingredient sources and the implementation of traceability controls to ensure that the feed delivered to our customers meets the highest standards of quality.
Attaining HACCP certification is part of UFC’s strategic objective to create and deliver high quality/high value solutions for our livestock producing members who supply meat products for the global food system. For more information on HACCP or to discuss how United Farmers Cooperative can deliver the highest quality feed to your livestock operation, contact Robert Turek (402.362.8446) or Larry Morehead (785.243.6868).