Adesco awarded GMP+ Certification
Adesco has been awarded the GMP+ B3, Trading in Feed Materials, standard. The GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance scheme (GMP+ FSA) is an international scheme for assuring feed safety in all the links in the feed chain.
The establishment and development of the scheme was primarily the result of demand from the subsequent links in the animal production chain for better control of feed safety.In the initial phase the demand arose for better differentiation in an increasingly saturated European sales market for animal products. Since 1999, feed & food safety has been a top issue internationally both politically and commercially, because of serious incidents in the feed sector. Because of this, demonstrable assurance of feed safety has become a sales prerequisite.
The basic principle of the GMP+ FSA scheme is that the feed chain is part of the whole animal production chain. Proper assurance of feed safety worldwide is a high priority. Companies must live up to their responsibilities and respond properly and convincingly to the needs of animal production. The GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance scheme is an aid to realise this.
According to Tom Burns, Adesco Quality Manager, “Adesco’s recent certification under GMP+B3 (2007) for Trading in Feed Materials is ideal for our activities and specific for our needs. The scheme is increasingly being recognised as the leading feed safety assurance scheme worldwide. Adesco operates as part of the feed chain, and by obtaining GMP+ Certification gives assurance to our customers that Adesco is a trusted partner that accepts its responsibilities in the production of safe animal feed”