Reliable laboratory analyses are crucial for a strong and trustworthy feed safety chain. Inaccurate or false analysis results will undermine the faith in the strength of our feed safety chain, as well as endanger feed safety itself.
In fact, several incidents, related to inaccurate analysis results, have occurred over the years, which led to confusion and stress among companies within the feed chain. Therefore, after careful consideration, GMP+ International has decided to start the Registered Laboratories program.
As from January 1st, 2020, laboratories that analyze critical contaminants for GMP+ FSA (Feed Safety Assurance) certified companies (B1, B1.2, B2 and B3), shall be GMP+ registered. This new program is exclusively meant for three critical contaminants, being:
Laboratories can choose for which of the contaminants they want to register for. GMP+ Registered Laboratories shall meet the following performance criteria for their contaminant(s) of choice:
They also shall participate in Proficiency testing.
For companies that are GMP+ FSA B1, B1.2, B2 or B3 certified, this change means that from January 1st , 2020, they can only use GMP+ Registered Laboratories for the analysis of the critical contaminants.
Laboratories can start to apply to become GMP+ Registered Laboratory. Once laboratories have implemented the performance criteria, they can apply for GMP+ registration through an accepted GMP+ Certification Body. Please find all Certification Bodies here.
Primarily, audits will be carried out by desk study. On-site audits will be carried out if doubts arise. GMP+ Registered Laboratories will have to pay GMP+ International an annual fee. This annual fee can be found in the GMP+ C4.