Participation in the GMP+ Food Safety Assurance (FSA) plan is growing, program administrators reported. On July 1, the program had 11,285 participants in 67 countries throughout the world. Program administrators expect participation to grow further, due to stricter market requirements, changes in certification and positive outcome for certified firms.
The GMP+ FSA is a whole feed chain program covering feed safety management, risk analyses, use of good production practices (prerequisites), early warnings and traceability. GMP+ International plans to change certification requirements to better match what happens in practice with companies in the feed chain, and in September will launch a worldwide 'roadshow' to develop the program in direct consultation with participating companies and start the Feed Safety Database (FSD) portal.