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The Food and Agricultural Materials Inspection Centre (FAMIC) was established on 1 April 2007 by combining three agencies, one of which was the Fertilizer and Feed Inspection Service (FFIS). The FFIS had been engaged in the inspection and analysis of fertilizer and animal feed since its establishment in 1963, and became an incorporated administrative agency (executive agency) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) in 2001.

As stipulated in the Food and Agricultural Materials Inspection Centre Act (Act No. 183 of 1999, last amended in November 2019), the overall purpose of the FAMIC is to improve the quality and labelling of agricultural products and to ensure the quality and safety of fertilizer, agricultural chemicals, feed and feed additives and soil improvement materials in the interest of consumers.

To achieve this mission, the FAMIC is engaged in inspection of agricultural products and materials at every stage of the food chain. As a part of its mission, the FAMIC plays a leading role in the field of animal feed safety and analysis in Japan.

In the sphere of animal feed safety and analysis, the FAMIC is not only engaged in the inspection of feed and feed additives, but also in the development of analysis methods of feed and feed additives. Also FAMIC cooperates with the inspection of antimicrobial resistance bacteria derived from livestock for which MAFF has been inspecting.

FAMIC is an OIE collaborating centre for animal feed safety and analysis. Its contact person is Mr. KUNUGI Yutaka.

The operation of FAMIC is to post feed analytical methods, and surveillance and monitoring data for feed that were collected from domestic company on FAMIC's website. Otherwise, FAMIC held technical workshops on feed analysis with trainees and participated in OIE Regional Workshop on Animal Feed Safety held on January, 2019. FAMIC recently had built the laboratory network system that OIE members suggested in the workshop.

We obtained ISO/IEC 17025 standard for Quantitative test of mycotoxins in corn by liquid chromatograph tandem mass spectrometer, and Detection test of mammal derived DNA, ruminant derived DNA, bovine derived DNA and cervid derived DNA in feed using thermal cycler based on Chapter 16 of Feed Analysis Standard.
(As detailed in the supplement)

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