GMP+ Blogs

Managing Director of GMP+ International Johan den Hartog shares his feed safety vision with the GMP+ community on a monthly basis via his blog. With more than extensive experience in the sector, he knows better than anyone what is going on.

He writes about his visits worldwide to spread the mission of GMP+ International - Feed Safety Worldwide, responds to current events in the world and shares his experience through his blogs. The blogs of recent years can be read here.

Make your voice heard on the future of our sector

Make your voice heard on the future of our sector

9/29/2021

Preparations for the Global Feed Safety Summit (6-8 April 2022, Berlin) are well underway. We have fascinating international speakers, a charismatic host and a fantastic location in the heart of Be...

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Working together for impact

Working together for impact

8/30/2021

The GMP+ Feed Certification scheme has grown to become the biggest feed safety scheme in the world because we listen to the wishes and challenges of businesses in the sector. As the new Managing Di...

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We’ve come a long way together: thank you!

We’ve come a long way together: thank you!

7/28/2021

Nearly thirty years ago, the Dutch feed sector embarked on a tough but essential journey. Following various incidents with contaminated feed, standards for safe feed were introduced for the first t...

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Working together for knowledge-sharing

Working together for knowledge-sharing

6/28/2021

Achieving a GMP+ FSA certificate is a big step for companies. But there is a further task after that: raising or maintaining the knowledge levels of new and existing employees. GMP+ International i...

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Increased focus on and space for regional and cultural nuances

Increased focus on and space for regional and cultural nuances

5/27/2021

The GMP+ Feed Certification scheme is a worldwide scheme. But it would be an illusion to think that the implementation of a scheme – or feed safety management in general – is the same everywhere in...

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A plus for all-round assurance

A plus for all-round assurance

4/29/2021

It’s a well-known term in the feed & food industry: ‘Good Manufacturing Practices’, or GMP. People who are not yet familiar with GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance (GMP+ FSA) certification don’t always...

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Dedication is not something you can capture in rules

Dedication is not something you can capture in rules

3/29/2021

Laws, rules and standards about safe animal feed are important and necessary. However, they have one drawback: they don’t necessarily change people’s “hearts & minds”. In fact, complying with r...

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Updated scheme & faith in the future

Updated scheme & faith in the future

2/25/2021

Following years of preparation, we will be launching the updated GMP+ Feed Certification scheme on 1 March. The new scheme has been designed to be more accessible and give companies more scope for...

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Better cooperation in the chain: take that first step yourself

Better cooperation in the chain: take that first step yourself

1/26/2021

The animal feed sector has been committed to assuring optimum feed safety for decades. In recent years, responsible and sustainable working has also taken on greater importance in the industry. Is...

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Onwards together for Feed Safety Worldwide

Onwards together for Feed Safety Worldwide

12/21/2020

If 2020 has taught us one thing, it is that people, animals and the economy remain vulnerable. The world became acquainted with COVID-19, and African swine fever remained a major concern for the ag...

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