GMP+ system for enhancing feed safety

GMP+ (Good Manufacturing Practice) is a system designed for producers of fodder and its ingredients as well as for transport and trading companies, which implementation is confirmed by a certificate.

What is the GMP+ system?

Cows eating hay after feed analysis.

The GMP+ system was established in 1992 as a reaction of the Dutch market to the contamination of feed materials. Managed by GMP+ International, the national system initially took on an international scale. Currently, there are two modules:

  • GMP+ FSA (Feed Safety Assurance) - related to feed safety
  • GMP+ FRA (Feed Responsibility Assurance) - associated with sustainable development and social responsibility in relation to feed

Benefits of implementing the GMP+ system

The implementation of the GMP+ system in the organization leads to enhance the feed safety, which is part of the food chain and prevents the emergence of nutritional risks. The implementation process ends with receiving the GMP+ certificate, which contributes to building a positive image of the company, helps to create responsible business and explore new markets, and thus also increase the financial benefits for the company. In many countries the demonstration of feed safety is already treated as a license to sell.

GMP+ certification

Independent certifying bodies, designated by GMP+ International, audit the organization subject to certification. They determine whether the established procedures and requirements have been implemented correctly, take samples for laboratory analysis, and then make an objective assessment of the collected materials. They ensure the compliance of production processes with the provisions of Good Manufacturing Practice, while serving knowledge and helping to eliminate non-conformities. GMP+ International provides participants with practical information in the form of guidelines, databases and newsletters, and allows them to broaden their knowledge by participating in organized seminars.

Our role in the certification process

WESSLING Polska sp. z o.o. belongs to GMP+ Registered Laboratories (registration number: GMP050769). We support companies with GMP + FSA B1, B1.2, B2 and B3 certificates by carrying out tests for critical contaminants, that is:

  • heavy metals (As, Cd, Pb, Hg and fluorine),
  • aflatoxin B1,
  • dioxins / dioxin-like PCBs / non-dioxin-like PCBs,

We provide test results necessary for evaluation during an audit of a certified body. We offer our clients knowledge and experience, as well as substantive support in the interpretation of the obtained results. At the same time, we fully support the assumptions of the GMP + system, striving for social responsibility and sustainable development.

Contact us to find out more.

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