Certification According to GMP+
Good Manufacturing Practice in Animal Feed Production
For companies with trade connections in the Dutch animal feed industry, the Good Manufacturing Practice System, GMP + for short, that has been around since the beginning of the 1990s isn’t new to them. Proven to be highly efficient, it has also been implemented outside the Netherlands. GMP + monitors and controls the entire animal feed chain in the meat industry – from raw material producers to transport companies to dairymen. If you company produces, handles, or distributes animal feed, then GMP + certification is a step in the right direction.
Benefits at a Glance
GMP + certification from TÜV Rheinland enables you to:
- Meet the requirements of your international trading partners
- Consolidate your position in the European market
- Improve efficiency within your company
- Reduce risk of liability
- Strengthen your customers’ and partners’ confidence in the quality of your animal feed
Better Animal Feed Safety in Just Six Steps
Our experienced and careful experts will accompany you on your way to certify animal feed safety in only six steps.
1. Preliminary Audit (optional)
The auditors conduct a preliminary audit to determine whether any requirements associated with this standard have already been implemented in your company and, if so, which ones.
2. Documentation Review
The auditing team determines the extent to which the documentation of your eco-management concurs with the GMP + requirements.
3. Certification Audit
You demonstrate the practical application of your environmental management system and our auditors test its effectiveness.
4. Issue of Certificate
Once all criteria have been fulfilled, your company will receive its certificate. It certifies the integrity of your quality management system and its compliance with the GMP + standard.
5. Surveillance Audits
Our annual monitoring audits help you constantly upgrade the process.
6. Certification Renewal
After three years you will undergo a certification renewal process, ensuring your company's continued improvement, and demonstrating your long-term commitment to your partners and customers for improved quality in animal feed and other feeds.
Cross-Industrial Quality Assurance for Animal Feed
GMP + is flexible with regards the company's production requirements for animal feed production. A great advantage of this certification is that every affiliated branch maintains its own system of rules, concretely attuned to individual needs. Another inherent component of GMP + is the integrated HACCP concept.