More Chinese feed mills with GMP+ certificate

13-06-2016 | |
[Photo: GMP+]
[Photo: GMP+]

GMP+ International notices an increased interest in the GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance (FSA) certification in China. This is stated on the GMP+ website.

Over the last 2 years, GMP+ have noticed an increase of 75% of Chinese feed companies interested in the GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance (FSA) certification. By the end of 2013, there were 39 certified feed mills, which increased to 70 now.

One of the earliest Chinese feed companies obtaining a GMP+ FSA certification was Beijing JiuZhouDaDi Biology Group. Dr Jifu Han, R&D director of this company said: “Compared with ISO 9000 / 22000, GMP+ FSA certification requires more comprehensive, meticulous and strict rules and is of a great practicality, thereby helping us better guide the feed safety control and improvement of the feed safety of products in the production chain. Moreover, GMP+ FSA principles are more flexible and advanced, which helps us successfully deal with any situational changes at any moment. Furthermore, the GMP+ FSA certificate is an international scheme, which is allows us to develop markets overseas.”

Johan den Hartog, managing director of GMP+ International, said that FSA will be more active in the Chinese market in the future. GMP+ International’s chain approach can help Chinese companies to link with international markets and to comply with the new Chinese feed legislation. GMP+ International will also stimulate and engage for closer cooperation and partnership with the Chinese government.

Emmy Koeleman Freelance editor