In the meeting of the General Board of the Product Board Animal Feed (PDV) on 2 December 2009 it was decided to make the GMP+ certification system autonomous.
There will be no changes with respect to content for the GMP+ certified companies. The new organisation will however have a new name: GMP+ International. This name matches the international orientation better. There will also be a new quality mark for the participating companies with an introductory period of three years.
The increasingly international participation in GMP+ meant that its activities no longer fitted within the public law business format of the PDV. There are currently more than 10,900 participants in GMP+ of which one third are in the Netherlands and the rest in 65 other countries. In the new GMP+ International organisation, opportunities will be provided to meet the specific desires of certain countries which should be included as an addition to the international basis to satisfy specific market wishes.