GMP+ welcomes its 10,000th participant
Thousands of animal feed companies in more than 50 countries let their
products and services certify and control by the Dutch system GMP+.
Recently, the private certification system (developed by the Dutch Product Board
for Animal Feed) has now welcomed its 10,000th participant.
Products which comply with modern requirements with respect to the safety of
humans, animals and the environment. That is what GMP+ stands for and it
contains the unique combination of the relevant requirements for quality
management (ISO 9001), HACCP and the branch-specific requirements which
guarantee high levels of quality. GMP+ is focused on the safety of feed products
and services for the whole feed sector. The system prevents feed incidents and
makes a major contribution to global feed safety.
Companies in the
sector can approach one of the certification bodies which have been approved by
the Product Board Animal Feed if they wish certification. These bodies also
carry out interim audits and extension audits. A GMP+ certificate is valid for
three years. If it is shown that the requirements are not being met during the
period of validity of the certificate then the certificate may be suspended or
GMP+ carries out audits throughout the chain: from collective
and individual feed production companies up to and including the delivery of the
feed to cattle farmers. If an incident does take place then the source can
quickly be traced and any products which have been delivered can be immediately
found and recalled. GMP+ therefore takes preventive and corrective measures and
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