Publication of the new GMP+ C10 Acceptation requirements and procedure for Certification Bodies
15 February 2017
GMP+ International has worked together intensively with the Subcommittee Certification & Compliance to complete the new GMP+ C10 Acceptation requirements and procedure for Certification Bodies (hereafter GMP+ C10). Subsequently, the GMP+ C10 has been approved by the International Expert Committee and by the Dutch Accreditation Council.
When publishing the new GMP+ C10, GMP+ International will withdraw immediately the GMP+ C1. Below, we list the main changes:
- Extension of the acceptation process period for new Certification Bodies from 13 weeks up to 26 weeks (article 3.1).
- The GMP+ coordinator (or its deputy) must attend the harmonization meeting (article 3.3).
- Clearer responsibilities for GMP+ coordinator (article 3.6).
- Transfer the acceptance of certification body/auditor of another in the GMP+ accepted scheme from the GMP+ C1 to the GMP+ C10 (article 3.9).
- Implementation of the GMP+ non accepted scopes, Country Notes and the Feed Responsibility modules (Annex 1).
- Implementation of qualification requirements of inspectors, GMP+ coordinators and material experts (Annex 2).
- An exemption for GMP+ MI102 and GMP+ MI103 if the GMP+ accepted auditors completed positively the RTRS endorsed auditor training (Annex 2)
- Physical internal harmonization is mandatory with a minimum of once per 2 years (Annex 2).
- The GMP+ coordinator is responsible for the internal harmonization and must participate (Annex 2).
- A GMP+ coordinator must conduct/attend 7 audits per 12 months (Annex 2).
- The GMP+ coordinator must be in possession of the lead assessor certificate (40 hours, IRCA or demonstrably equivalent certified) (Annex 2).
- The table of competence criteria has been replaced by a reference to the relevant articles of the ISO17021 and ISO/TS22003, latest version (table C Annex 2).
- The table of exemptions for an audit, examination and acceptation has been simplified (Annex 2).
- The table of exemption to fulfill the GMP+ requirements that an auditor must conduct five audit per scope per year has been expended (Annex 2).
- The duration of the validity of the Affreightment examination has been streamlined with the validity of the examination of Short Sea Shipping or Inland Waterway Transport (Annex 5).
- Additional conditions for translation fees for examination (Annex 5).
GMP+ International wants to point out several deviations related to the requirements of the new GMP+ C10. This deviations were published by the means of an executive degree as stated in article 11 of the GMP+ A1 General Regulations and are applicable. These deviations are:
- GMP+ Feed Responsibility Assurance auditor training (see our newsletter “GMP+ FRA auditor training” dated 2016.07.08).
- Acceptation of GMP+ auditors/inspectors (see our newsletter “acceptation of GMP+ auditors / Inspectors and audit time reduction” dated 2016.12.08).
The changes as follow up of these executive degrees will be integrated in the next version of the GMP+ C10.