The introduction of the "FEMAS Risk Calculator" will help feed ingredient suppliers monitor undesirable substances in their products and enhance the safety of the food chain. The calculator does not replace individual businesses' risk assessments but it should be used as a tool to guide their monitoring programs . The FEMAS Calculator is available online at www.aicportal.paipyramid.com

The calculator covers all feeds and additives with each material scored for risk to health and for the most likely contaminants. The FEMAS Standard applies to producers of feed ingredients and generally relates to by products of the local human food industry supplied to compounders or direct to farm. The Scheme is being updated to make compliance with the calculator compulsory when participants have had a chance to familiarise themselves with it and to provide any feedback on the use of the website to Simon Williams at AIC.