Membership to the MFA is for the individual yacht, who will receive the certification of excellence each year provided they meet the required standards. They will also receive member benefits throughout the year.
Benefits of MFA membership include:
Access to a bespoke food and sanitation App As part of standard operations onboard, crew must carry out daily monitoring checks, record data and undertake any necessary corrective actions. Using the MFA app, registrations of these audits could not be easier!
MFA-approved annual audit onboard MFA membership ensures your yacht undergoes an annual audit with an MFA-approved auditor. Using data you have uploaded to the app, an auditor will visit and conduct a full physical audit. Think of it like having a “critical friend” on board.
Industry recognised excellence award for your yacht With the MFA’s support, every yacht should successfully attain the MFA annual certificate of excellence providing they follow all guidance and compliance checks.
Certificates of excellence for every manager Investing in people is important to the MFA. We are dedicated to ensuring all Managers in Charge keep their annual certification valid. To achieve this, the MFA offers lifetime support to all qualified Managers in Charge.
Assurance that your yacht receives approved training Member yachts need not look any further than the MFA for quality training.
Representation with maritime authorities worldwide The MFA will communicate with flag states and other maritime authorities to keep them abreast of updates to food safety and yacht sanitation standards.