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.

With better laboratory analyses, feed safety wins out

With better laboratory analyses, feed safety wins out

11/26/2020

Reliable laboratory analyses are crucial for a trustworthy feed chain, as well as to our shared ambition of Feed Safety Worldwide. Two years after the launch of our standard for the registration of laboratories, we are happy to report good progress is being made.

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Roadmap to a future-proof feed sector

Roadmap to a future-proof feed sector

10/29/2020

Recently FEFAC, the European Feed Manufacturers' Federation, published its Feed Sustainability Charter 2030. In it, FEFAC outlines five ambitions for the next decade: carbon footprint reduction, increased efficiency, responsible sourcing, animal welfare, and sector resilience.

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Why we want our strongest allies to be our strongest critics

Why we want our strongest allies to be our strongest critics

9/28/2020

With a community of over 18,500 companies dedicated to feed safety, it is easy to forget that there are thousands of other feed companies not certified for the GMP+ Feed Certification scheme, and that some of them may not even see the benefits of becoming certified.

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The benefits – and challenges – of webinars

The benefits – and challenges – of webinars

8/25/2020

The coronavirus and social distancing, as we have noted in this blog before, has given a boost to digitisation, including the digitisation of our services. Four webinars this summer have proved that we don't always have to be on location to promote Feed Safety Worldwide.

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Feed sector doesn’t need antibiotics

Feed sector doesn’t need antibiotics

7/28/2020

In more and more countries, the use of antibiotics is facing pressure. It has been banned in the European Union since 2006.

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You can never fool all people all the time

You can never fool all people all the time

6/29/2020

US President Abraham Lincoln once said: ‘You can fool all people some of the time and some people all the time. But you can never fool all people all the time.’ I was reminded of that quote when I recently read an article about the cheating affair at Volkswagen.

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Are online audits the future?

Are online audits the future?

5/28/2020

With certified companies in every corner of the world, online tools have been indispensable for a well-functioning certification scheme for many years.

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Climate change and feed safety: the time to act is now

Climate change and feed safety: the time to act is now

5/6/2020

Scientists agree: changes in global temperature have negative effects on food safety. As a feed sector, we must be prepared for this and be open to innovations and new ways of working.

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Taking responsibility for biosafety

Taking responsibility for biosafety

3/30/2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) makes clear how disruptive infectious diseases can be for our society and economy. Feed industry companies previously received this unwelcome message from the African swine fever (ASF).

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Feed Safety as a driver for innovation

Feed Safety as a driver for innovation

2/25/2020

As Managing Director of an international feed certification scheme, I am well aware that companies from all over the world are GMP+ FSA certified.

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