Independent certification standard for feed companies

Feed manufacturers of all sizes can be certified to GMP+. Compliance with the standard contributes to the quality and safety of feed. The certificate can be used by all companies involved in the feed supply chain. The certification system is pronounced "GMP Plus".

Proven product quality and safety

Reduced production risk

Competitive advantages especially on the EU market

Increased customer confidence

Description of the standard

GMP+ certification - safe, high quality feed stuff

GMP+ certification enables feed producers to demonstrate that their products are safe and of high quality. The standard is based on the basic structure of ISO 9001 and establishes important requirements for quality management.

GMP+ stands for "Good Manufacturing Practice" and is a quality standard for feed manufacturers. The certificate was developed in the 1990s by the Dutch organization Productschap Diervoeder (PDV). The basic idea behind the independent certification is that safe feed makes for safe food.All actors along the feed production and supply chain can benefit from GMP+ certification.The standard is based on two key modules:

  • Feed Safety Assurance (FSA): Ensures the safety of feed.
  • Feed Responsability Assurance (FRA): Ensures the sustainability of feed.
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Target group

Which companies should get GMP+ certified?

The GMP+ system can be applied to all companies along the feed chain, i.e. manufacturers of feed and feed additives, logistics service providers who transport feed, storage companies or distributors of feed.

Certification can be for compound feed, complete feed or premixes, and feed additives. Manufacturers of pet food can also be certified according to GMP+.

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Added value

Structure and contents of GMP+ certification

GMP+ combines the basic principles of ISO 9001 quality management, such as HACCP, with additional requirements.

Further requirements of GMP+:

  • Implementation of product standards
  • Traceability in case of malfunctions
  • Monitoring of processes

A chain approach and early warning system (EWS)

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Who may certify?

Further information on GMP+

GMP+ certification is internationally recognized and can complement ISO certification in the feed industry. The certification standard is divided into different classes and sections related to specific application areas. Not sure if GMP+ certification is possible for your operation? Please feel free to contact us.


Process of GMP+ certification

In the first step, you discuss your company, your management system, and the goals of certification with us. On this basis, you will promptly receive a detailed and transparent offer, tailored to your individual needs.

On site, your documents are reviewed and audited to determine whether your company meets the GMP+ requirements. The results are recorded in an audit report and any potential for improvement is identified.

After passing the audit, you will receive the GMP+ certificate. You can use the corresponding seal for your products.

A first audit is performed after twelve months, and a second after another twelve months, in order to check the compliance with the requirements.

Before three years have elapsed, you must recertify in order to receive the GMP+ certificate again.


How much does GMP+ certification cost?

The cost of GMP+ certification depends, among other things, on the size of your company and the complexity of your processes. We will be happy to make you an individual offer for your company without obligation.


Why should you have your company certified according to GMP with DQS?

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with the feed industry
  • All important audits for feed certifications from one source
  • Personal contacts worldwide
  • High level of customer orientation, also beyond the audit
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