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.

You can never fool all people all the time

You can never fool all people all the time

6/29/2020

US President Abraham Lincoln once said: ‘You can fool all people some of the time and some people all the time. But you can never fool all people all the time.’ I was reminded of that quote when I recently read an article about the cheating affair at Volkswagen.

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Are online audits the future?

Are online audits the future?

5/28/2020

With certified companies in every corner of the world, online tools have been indispensable for a well-functioning certification scheme for many years.

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Climate change and feed safety: the time to act is now

Climate change and feed safety: the time to act is now

5/6/2020

Scientists agree: changes in global temperature have negative effects on food safety. As a feed sector, we must be prepared for this and be open to innovations and new ways of working.

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Taking responsibility for biosafety

Taking responsibility for biosafety

3/30/2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) makes clear how disruptive infectious diseases can be for our society and economy. Feed industry companies previously received this unwelcome message from the African swine fever (ASF).

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Feed Safety as a driver for innovation

Feed Safety as a driver for innovation

2/25/2020

As Managing Director of an international feed certification scheme, I am well aware that companies from all over the world are GMP+ FSA certified.

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GMP+ FSA in 2020: more comprehensible and applicable for everyone

GMP+ FSA in 2020: more comprehensible and applicable for everyone

1/27/2020

Everyone in the world must have access to safe food. That is why every company in the animal feed chain must commit itself to safe feed.

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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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