Product safety may not be left to chance. It is only achieved with dedication and intelligent effort. At ED&F Man we believe that the health of an industry is only measured by the quality of functions performed by the companies operating in it, and to what extent they meet their responsibilities. This belief makes us unique, and this conviction drives us to carry out our mission responsibly and ethically as part of our social responsibility: Deliver to our customers on time, every time, safe products of agreed quality that are responsibly sourced and processed.

For this purpose ED&F Man operates one single Quality and Food Safety Policy, and MLP has implemented a harmonized global quality management system across this whole division. This one standard serving as a single set of HACCP/HARPC-based preventative controls ensures we have regulatory compliance in all countries of operation and destination, and makes sure we source the best products and ingredients from reputable suppliers that meet our standards.

This quality system also supports our operations in managing all potential food safety risks throughout the supply chain; from purchase in origin to delivery to customers including storage and transport in between, ensuring we have full traceability, and our products meet contractual requirements and are fit for their intended use.

MLP can proudly state it has held certifications on leading quality and feed safety standards for many years, such as ISO9001, GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance, US Safe Feed / Safe Food and UK FEMAS/UFAS.

Certifications may vary by region or company

We meet the requirements of:

  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls (HARPC)

Under a strict regime our products are analyzed both internally and by external, independent, accredited laboratories. This allows us to monitor the quality and safety of our products delivered, and ensures that they are demonstrably safe to place on the market, eliminating product safety risk for our customers.


ISO 9001

We use the ISO quality management system across our business. ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system. This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good-quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.


The production of animal feed is a shared responsibility of the entire feed chain. Companies can display their safe, and responsible practice with GMP+ FSA certification.

Safe Feed Safe Food

Healthy, productive animals mean a safe, sound food supply. And it starts with “Our Responsibility, Our Promise” to provide the best feed for domestic livestock and fish and food for pets.


Provides an assurance system to ensure that feed ingredients and products meet safety requirements defined by legislators and industry.

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