Sooner or later, a large enterprise faces the question of certification of its production for improvement and compliance with international standards. And in order to get certified, an enterprise needs to meet the requirements of a certain standard that covers their field of activity. If we talk about enterprises that deal with feed products, ISO (Internation Organization for Standartization) 9001 and GMP + FSA (Feed Safety Assurance) certification of feed safety are suitable for them.
ISO 9001 – can be used by any organization and is the only standard in its series, covers all areas of any activity.
GMP + FSA Are leading schemes that have clear requirements and standards that support the safety of feed and feed additives.
If ISO 9001 is the only one in its series, then with GMP + FSA it has a number of different standards and is aimed in more depth at the safety of feed and feed additives, and therefore we will talk about it in more depth.
These are such as:
- GMP + B1 includes general parts such as manufacturing, trade and services.
- GMP + B2 refers to the part of the production of additives and related ingredients.
- GMP + B3 is responsible for the quality of cultivation and storage.
- GMP + B4 is transportation.
GMP + B1 this standard has the conditions and requirements for feed safety in relation to:
– production and processing of feed
– feed trade
– storage and / or shipment of feed
The requirements of this standard apply to any physical activity in the production of feed: collection, drying, cleaning, mixing, packaging, storage, transshipment.
GMP + B2 this standard contains requirements for ensuring the safety of feed ingredients that have been established in production, including their storage and distribution. Particular attention is paid to the production of feed ingredients.
GMP + B3 this standard includes requirements for a feed safety system to ensure quality:
– Trade in feed
– Storage and shipment of feed
GMP + B4 this standard includes requirements for the quality of transport of feed by land and water.
The choice of the appropriate standard is an important step for any enterprise, be it small or large, compliance with the requirements of any standard speaks of the expertise, quality and image of the enterprise, which has a very good effect on business development. This is evidenced by the practice of market leaders who have already taken their step towards certification. Therefore, the conclusion suggests itself, to comply with the trends and rules of the market brings not only healthy competition in business, but also contributes to the development of the same business and the sphere as a whole. Everyone wants to be the best in their business, and certification helps in this, systematizing production chains and continuously improving and improving them.