Within the GMP+ Feed Certification scheme (GMP+ FC scheme), feed materials and their processes must be subjected to a safety assessment by means of a risk analysis, in accordance with the HACCP principles.
Based on a desk study, carried out by the members of Technical Committee Feed Support Products (TCFSP), 17 assessed (9 new, 8 updated) feed materials and their production processes are included in the Product list. The inclusion of feed materials in the Product list (via the approval of its risk assessment) is a requirement of the GMP+ FC scheme. Only feed materials which are shown on the Product list can be used by GMP+ certified companies. By allowing only the use of approved feed materials, we ensure feed safety throughout the chain.
You’ll find an overview of the (new) approved feed materials and their processes here.
If your feed material is not included in the Product list or your process deviates from what is described in the risk assessment, please submit a risk assessment application. Information about the procedure is available on our website. In this way we work on feed safety together.
The previously called “Decision tree Feed Materials” document has been recently updated and renamed as “GMP+ Guidance tree”. The document is available here and intended to be used as a guidance on how to classify your product within the GMP+ FC Scheme 2020.
We kindly remind you that GMP+ International has no legal authority to decide on product classification. In case of doubts, the companies must always consult the competent authorities in the country of production or the country where the product is marketed.
Do you have difficulties to keep you updated on EU legislation changes? The website “https://feedlegislation.org/en” provides an overview of EU and Dutch feed legislation and keeps track of changes and updates. A monthly newsletter (subscription free of cost) informs you on those changes.
Do you still have questions? Please, send them to us via firstname.lastname@example.org. GMP+ FC scheme is not just a standard, we are here to help the feed sector and your feedback is needed to improve our services!