As of 01-01-2024, there are important changes to the conditions for companies that supply dairy feed for the dairy farmers who participate in the QM-Milch program.
Due to the strong demand from the market to demonstrate sustainability, QM-Milch e.V. requires companies that supply soy (soybeans, soy products and soy derivatives) and dairy feed containing soy for QM-Milch dairy farmers to comply with the conditions of one of the GMP+ accepted standards (MI 5.1, MI 5.3 and MI 5.6) or another scheme accepted by QM Milch from 1-1-2024.
Companies have until 31-12-2024 to become certified but must work in accordance with the conditions of one of the accepted standards for the production and trade of responsible soy and/or responsible animal feed by 01-01-2024. Certification can take place during the next regular audit in 2024.
* If your company has the QM-Milch scope, it is important to pay attention to this.
Positive declaration of the status of the feed by means of a reference to the scope of the feed is allowed. See chapter 4.5 of the R 5.0 Feed Responsibility Management Systems Requirements.
This change is effective immediately and will be published in the updated version of TS 2.3 Country Note QM-Milch which will be published in mid-January 2024. The updated version contains several changes that will take effect on 01-07-2024.
Do you have questions about the interpretation of requirements or would you like help finding the right documents? Our colleagues from the GMP+ Helpdesk will be happy to help you. You can reach the GMP+ Helpdesk via the contact form or by phone on +31 (0)70 307 41 44 on working days between 9:00 and 17:00. (CEST).