Both companies and certification bodies have asked to clarify the GMP+ requirements on the certification of sites. In this newsletter, we will try to answer these questions.
GMP+ A1, article 3.2 stipulates, as a prerequisite, that all private sites of a company where an activity takes place regarding feed (such as production, trade, transport and storage) must each individually be GMP+ FSA certified. This contributes to uniformity and transparency because of the associated registration in the GMP+ company database.
This is a site under management of the company. The site can be property of the company, but private sites also include rented buildings. It is not relevant whether activities take place year-round or only during a certain part of the year. All these sites are classified as private sites and must be certified for the activities that take place there.
Yes, you can. To this end, please see 3.2 in GMP+ A1. A consequence of this is that the feed and / or services at this site are not GMP+ assured.
No, this is not necessary. It is possible to exclude part of the trade activities, transport activities and storage activities from certification. At a site where feed is produced, all production must be assured through GMP+ certification. Only the production of pet food can be excluded.
To this end, see article 3.2 in the GMP+ A1. In addition, chapter 4 of each of the GMP+ B standards, states clear rules for exclusion.
The feed safety management system must guarantee a proper separation between GMP+ assured feed and non-GMP+ assured feed.
Feed and services assured through GMP+ certification must be designated as such. We call this ‘positive declaration’. The rules for the designation are listed in MP+ BA6.
Yes, it can if the GMP+ chain is interrupted. For example: a company produces feed at a GMP+ certified site, but stores it at a non-GMP+ certified site. The feed then loses its ‘GMP+ assured’ status. This also applies if a GMP+ assured feed is transported in a loading compartment that does not fall under the GMP+ certificate of the company.