Update risk assessments in FSP

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.

Did you know that…

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.

Please note: All the changes in the Product List have a direct effect on the GMP+ Monitoring database:

  • Addition of new feed materials: if new feed materials are included in the Product list, these new feed materials will automatically be included in the GMP+ Monitoring database. GMP+ participants can add (and consult) analysis results for these new feed materials.
  • Modification of feed material names: if the name of a feed material changes in the Product list (in all or one of the 3 published languages), it will also change in the GMP+ Monitoring database.
  • Deletion of feed materials: if a feed material is deleted (removed) from the Product list, the addition of new analysis results for this feed material in GMP+ Monitoring database is no longer possible. However, the historical information on previous analysis results will remain available for consultation.

Do you still have questions? Please, send them to us via info@gmpplus.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!