Changes in GMP+ B4, BA4, BA5, BA6 and BA10 documents

Friday, February 24, 2017

Over the past year, various changes, contributed by participants, have been addressed in the relevant subcommittees and in the International Expert Committee. In this, the desire of the sector to reduce the number of changes to a minimum, was taken into account. Changes that were actually implemented are necessary to reinforce the assurance of feed safety and to better match the requirements of the GMP+ Feed certification scheme with the daily practice of the participant, or they are the result of the changed feed legislation.

What has changed?


Contents of change



Paragraph 7.2.1


As of 1-10-2016 the so-called ‘positive declaration’ is in effect for services. This means for physical transport and storage and transshipment. This requirement has already been published in GMP+ BA6 Minimum requirements labeling and delivery. GMP+ B4 has been adjusted accordingly.



Minimum requirements inspection and analysis

Paragraph 2.2


-        Document has been updated in accordance with Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1905.

-        Legal requirements for traders have been emphasized

-        Buyers must be informed of whether or not the supplier carries out the representative analyses. Buyers will be informed of the results periodically.

-        In labeling of feed materials that fall under dioxin monitoring, the names as defined in Regulation (EU) no. 68/2013 must be used, where possible.



Minimum requirements EWS


See the separate newsletter to this end.


Minimum requirements Labeling and Delivery

Paragraph 2.3


Additional labeling requirements for oils and fats have been removed.



Minimum purchasing requirements

Annex 4


Gatekeeper protocol for the purchase of unprocessed agricultural products from the grower, from now on also applies to the purchase of hay and straw from a grower who also collects.


Annex 8


Changes in Annex 4 have rendered Annex 8 Gatekeeper protocol for the purchase of straw unnecessary, due to which it will be removed.

Annex 9


·       Gatekeeper protocol for transport of hay and straw:

-        The list of A countries no longer applies

-        Inspection of the loading area can be carried out at the loading location.


·       Gatekeeper protocol for inland waterway vessels outside of the A countries has been added.


The revised versions of the documents are available on our portal, here.

If you would like to know how a change is established, you can find a description of the entire procedure in Procedure for Development of the GMP+ FC scheme.

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