Mutual recognition with and acceptance of other certificates
There are now also other quality assurance systems for the guaranteeing of the safety of feeds especially in a number of countries around the Netherlands. The certificates which are issued within the framework of these schemes to feed companies have been declared to be equivalent to the GMP+ FSA certificate and vice versa. This declaration of equivalence is also called mutual recognition/compatibility.
In addition, certificates from a number of specific (Dutch) foodstuff schemes have been declared to be GMP+ FC scheme equivalent. This means that the companies which are certified in accordance with such a scheme are also qualified as producers of feeds for delivery to GMP+-certified companies. This certification is also known as acceptance.
More information about the interchangeability declared and accepted quality assurance systems can be found in GMP + BA10 Minimum Requirements for Purchasing
With the exception of QS certified companies, GMP+ International does not maintain lists of companies which are qualified in this way to supply feeds to GMP+ companies. Refer for this to the register of companies of the scheme owners in question as shown in the table.
Publication of GMP+ certified companies in the QS database
To sustain transparency along the supply chain within the QS scheme, every GMP certified company that wants to deliver into the QS scheme has to register in the QS database. This also applies to GMP-traders, GMP-carriers and GMP-storekeepers that have to date been exempt from this duty.
Through the following link you will enter the instruction document on registration in the QS database.
Publication of QS certified companies in the GMP+ company database
Due to an automatic transfer of data from the QS database to the GMP+ companies database, QS certified companies opting for delivering products or services to GMP+ certified companies, will be automatically published in the GMP+ companies database. For the QS certified producers of compound feed and premixtures a registration fee is applicable. For this purpose QS certified producers of compound feed and premixtures must fill in an application form providing their invoice data.
Application form for registration of QS participants in the GMP+ companies database
The QS certified companies authorized for deliveries into the GMP+FC scheme will be published under tab "Other certification schemes", “Qualität und Sicherheit “ in the GMP+ companies database.