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.
GMP + certification from TÜV Rheinland enables you to:
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.
The first standard for food sustainability, the Good Manufacturing Practice System, or GMP+ for short, was published in 2013. It contains two modules, "GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance" (dealing with feed safety) and "GMP+ Feed Responsibility Assurance" (dealing with sustainable feed). GMP+ monitors the entire feed chain, from producers of raw materials to transport organizations and livestock farmers. The standard deals flexibly with the production conditions prevailing for feed production businesses.
In order to meet practical needs, various components have been integrated in the GMP+ FSA module. That includes, for example, regulations for the quality management system (ISO 9001) , HACCP and product standards.
If your organization makes, stores or sells feed, GMP+ certification by our experts with accreditation from LGA InterCert GmbH is the right step.
Benefit from our high levels of expertise in all areas of the feed chain and our extensive and solid knowledge of the industry. You can also save time and money by combining multiple certifications (such as HACCP, ISO 9001, 14001, 50001 …).
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Certification according to GMP+ provided by LGA InterCert GmbH, an experienced test service provider, will allow you to meet the needs of your national and international trading partners. But certification has other major advantages too. Every connected industry has its own set of rules that directly describes that industry's individual requirements. It is also possible to coordinate and perform audits for a global GMP+ certification.
A GMP+ certificate will strengthen your customers' and partners' trust in the safety of your feed. Demonstrable assurance of feed safety is a "license to sell" in many countries and markets, and participation in the GMP+ FSA module can facilitate this excellently. Use it to secure your position on the European and global markets. Improve the reliability of the production process at your company with the Good Manufacturing Practice Standard and reduce your liability risk.
Thanks to our extensive experience in the field of food testing we are a competent partner for you when it comes to certification. Take advantage of our combined certification offer. Save time and money by combining multiple audits, for example ISO 9001, HACCP, 14001 and 50001.
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Questions and answers about certification according to GMP+
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