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.

FAO/WHO expert report affirms our mission

FAO/WHO expert report affirms our mission

12/19/2019

It took them over four years, but in November the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) at last published their report about the expert meeting on feed safety that took place in May of 2015.

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Against competition, in favor of coalitions

Against competition, in favor of coalitions

11/28/2019

Among certified companies and other schemes there sometimes is some confusion about the role of (other) scheme holders. Some companies see the scheme holder as the ‘authority’ that enforces rules. Some safety schemes see fellow scheme holders as competitors.

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Three essential lessons for a safe feed chain

Three essential lessons for a safe feed chain

10/31/2019

In my blogs I try to convey the themes that are important to GMP+ International as clearly as possible. But in some cases, I talk to someone and think: 'Exactly! I could not have said it better!'

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Feed safety is a team effort

Feed safety is a team effort

9/30/2019

Individual feed companies receive certificates for GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance (GMP+ FSA). But feed safety does not exist by virtue of the performance of individual companies alone; feed safety can only exist by operating as a chain.

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Anchoring the integrity of GMP+ FSA

Anchoring the integrity of GMP+ FSA

8/26/2019

All company audits for GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance (GMP+ FSA) are carried out by independent Certification Bodies (CB’s), that are accepted by GMP+ International.

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Integrity, the feed chain’s most crucial ingredient

Integrity, the feed chain’s most crucial ingredient

7/26/2019

When we talk about feed safety, it is tempting to only focus on applying the correct standards and procedures.

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The growing importance of non-GMO certification

The growing importance of non-GMO certification

6/27/2019

Around the world, the demand for non-GMO feed and food is growing rapidly.

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The importance of World Food Safety Day

The importance of World Food Safety Day

6/7/2019

The United Nations proclaimed June 7 as World Food Safety Day.

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Italian retail is taking its responsibility in the feed chain

Italian retail is taking its responsibility in the feed chain

5/27/2019

About five years ago, GMP+ FSA in Italy was suddenly on the rise because market leader Veronesi Group started demanding feed safety certification from its suppliers.

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A déjà vu in Eastern Europe

A déjà vu in Eastern Europe

4/23/2019

With an expanding export market and an annual GDP growth of 4 percent, Hungary is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe.

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