The global chemical company Oxea has had its European product lines for feed additives and its new Group headquarters in Monheim am Rhein certified according to HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) standards. At its Marl site, the carboxylic acid plant has already passed the GMP+B2 certificate (Good Manufacturing Practice) since 2010. The new Group headquarters received the GMP+B1 certificate for the first time. With this certification, Oxea supports its customers in the animal feed sector in their continuous quality assurance process. KMPG and SGS audited Oxea’s Group headquarters and production sites without any objections, and the production, logistics, and warehousing departments were certified accordingly.

“Feed manufacturers worldwide use salts and esters of our butyric acid AF (Animal Feed) and propionic acid AF for the production of feed materials that are free of antibiotic growth promoters, the so-called AGP-free feed. We take the needs of our customers seriously: Through our initiative, we support them in the complete certification of their processes according to HACCP and GMP. Our customers now have the assurance that they can purchase their basic products from a certified supplier. We can prove that we work carefully in the supply chain. This makes it even easier for our customers to use Oxea’s raw materials. To this end, we have invested a great deal of effort in the process control and documentation of production. Also, our employees undergo extensive training," said Dr. Christoph Balzarek, Commercial Business Director Carboxylic Acids at Oxea.

“Oxea meets the needs of its customers to ensure their success. Therefore, we are very pleased about the successful certification. It is an important part of our selective growth strategy, particularly in the important feed sector," commented Dr. Salim Al Huthaili, CEO of Oxea. I would like to thank our dedicated, cross-functional teams from production, supply chain, and logistics as well as our quality management team for their great dedication to the preparation and execution of the highly successful audits," continued Al Huthaili.


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HACCP is a systematic approach to identify potential risks in the production of feed and food and is a fundamental component of food and feed safety. GMP+ is an additional quality management system that goes beyond this and integrates all relevant areas of the company into the feed safety management system.