Global Certification of Food and Feed Safety: GlobalGAP International Farm Assurance
Established in 1996 by food retailers in response to BSE and a long line of food safety crises affecting consumer confidence and consumption, GlobalGAP has developed farm assurance standards in a full range of product areas including crops, livestock, aquaculture and livestock feed.
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ISSN: 1466-3872 www.gfmt.co.uk NEXT PAGE FEATURE ned renow at onally ) ternati nology (IFF of ent tria ls at the in d Tec h e use of Fee y, found th nefits: more than 100 years a reliable partner In rec h Institute e Maxi-Mil increases tonnes per hour rc erman wing b Resea hweig in G d the follo from sc Braun demonstra te ntion Maxi-Mil reduces energy consumption Max i-Mil d moistu re rete Feed mills Silos in crease to 70% y up xi-Mil n by up tion b Maxi-Mil increases moisture retention Ma nsump Flourmills Bulk handling systems 1% ad ditio rgy co ed ene n Maxi-Mil reduces consumable costs reduc 33% o Ma xi-Mil lity by e t qu a Pet Food plants Electric control & Maxi-Mil improves pellet quality to 19% ve d pell impro ved xi-Mil impro Maxi-Mil is suitable for all feed types Ma broile r feed btaine d by which in Aqua feed mills Automation systems ts are o mperatures hput and benefi her te throug be These ning at hig increased nd can io condit also lead to costs a Premix & concentrate turn c an able onsum types. ed c reduc d in all feed plants e achiev Cereal Processing plants Oil seed processing Global Certification of Food and Feed Safety: WWW.OTTEVANGER.COM GlobalGaP International Termin-8 is a highly effective biocide that eliminates Salmonella, Clostridia and E. Coli Aalten - Holland Moerkapelle - Holland in animal feed T +31 (0)543 47 26 88 T +31 (0)79 593 52 97 Termin-8 prevents recontamination F +31 (0)543 47 54 75 F +31 (0)79 593 11 47 for at least 28 days after application E firstname.lastname@example.org E email@example.com Farm assurance Termin-8 offers a high level of security in a simple, cost effective way Termin-8 increases retailer and consumer confidence by Nigel Garbutt, Chairman, GlOBalG.a.P CRAFTMANSHIP IN THE ANIMAL FEED AND FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY E stablished in 1996 by food retailers ers. It would be a chaotic and unimaginable Management; Storage Facilities on Site; in response to BSE and a long situation now if each of these retailers had Processing; Finished Feed Transport and line of food safety crises affecting their own standard and individual verification Loading; Site Hygiene and Management; consumer confidence and consump- audit. Quality Control of Finished Feed; Ingredients tion, GlobalGAP has developed farm Declaration, Complaints, Documentation assurance standards in a full range of Safety first and Traceability and Animal Protein product areas including crops, livestock, The core of the standard in each product The standard is complemented by three aquaculture and livestock feed. sector whether its combinable crops, feed guidelines: or aquaculture is ensuring food/feed safety. • List of materials - whose circulation of GlobalGAP standards are rigorously veri- These are after all non-negotiable ele- use for animal nutrition purposes is fied by independent third party certification ments such as chemical usage during primary prohibited bodies who themselves have to meet exact- production or hygiene factors during harvest • Haulage Exclusion List - materials for ing accreditation requirements and surveil- and storage. which transport is prohibited at all times lance by GlobalGAP to ensure integrity and The GlobalGAP Integrated Farm and for those materials, whose transport trust in the certification process. Assurance standard though takes a holistic is prohibited unless proof of necessary whole farm view auditing recommendations and appropriate cleaning is presented Going global for environmental protection as well as prior to transport. GlobalGAP is the largest and the most worker welfare. • Risk assessment for GlobalGAP international farm assurance scheme world- Overall it’s about good agricultural prac- Compound Feed - developing the wide with more than 100,000 producers tices which farmers understand and practice company-specific risk assessment, the certified annually to ISO65 standards and in every day. Experience over the last 10 years Compound Feed Manufacturers are more than 100 countries. of implementation has shown that it helps required to consider this guideline. With more than 45 retail chains using its producers develop more efficient businesses GlobalGAP standards have been officially standards to meet both consumer demands as well as complying with burgeoning legisla- translated into 22 languages and are available as well as national and international legisla- tive requirements. free to download at www.globalgap.org tion certification is set to increase even fur- Industry experts have produced the com- There is also GlobalGAP Risk Assessment ther in response to the globalisation of food pound feed manufacturing standard for use on Social Practices (GRASP), a voluntary production and sourcing where producers by industry experts and can be used in con- awareness raising and assessment module look to open up new markets and develop junction with the livestock and aquaculture covering child labour, limiting working time existing ones. standards. for adults and making sure health and safety Last Autumn GlobalGAP opened an The 14 sections that provide the control measures are in place. office near Washington DC as certification points and compliance criteria for commer- This responds to increasing consumer interest and activity builds in North America. cial compound feed producers are: Official and public interest in social working practices Harmonisation has been key to establish Approval; Workers Health, Safety and and is intended to inform producers of these standards that could be agreed amongst a Welfare, Quality Management System and increasingly important issues but does not diverse group of retailers as well as produc- HACCP; Internal Audits; Feed Ingredients form part of the requirements for certification. 22 | march - april 2011 Grain &feed millinG technoloGy Grain &feed millinG technoloGy march - april 2011 | 23 FEATURE five continents and several public comment periods as part of the consultation process. Since 2001 Governance has been by an industry elected Board with half the seats being retailer representation and the other half being producer representation. Nigel Garbutt, Chairman of GlobalGAP says, “This partnership has meant robust decision making and decisions that can be practically implemented through the supply chain and in business relationships.” Unlike Fairtrade or Organic GlobalGAP is a business-to-business initiative and does not carry a consumer logo. Retailers use the standards in with their private label product development as an important means to mainstream food safety and sustainability into their Brands. Partnerships are a central part of Think global, act local global checklist is then peer reviewed by GlobalGAP’s way of working. A large part of GlobalGAP’s success all GlobalGAP stakeholders and adopted Buyers and sellers work with their sup- results from its ability to adapt a single global by the responsible technical committee as pliers to continuously improve standards to standard to differing agronomic conditions as equivalent to the generic global checklist. those required by today’s consumer. These well local legislation. This adaptation reduces The outcome of the recognition is a national include those farmers and growers in the costs to producers, increases the willingness checklist that contains the agreed different most difficult and challenging circumstances. to adopt without compromising food safety - but consistent - wording in the national Kenyan horticulture is a clear case where levels and integrity. business language, and is made public and small resource poor farmers have been con- Certification is open to and achievable by mandatory for all certifiers to be used in the nected to global supply chains by developing any producer worldwide. territory of the defined scope. high value horticultural exports, which have Certified producers range from large The applicable certification rules which received certification. are used in both cases are the This acts like a passport into International GlobalGAP General Regulations markets. “In the future public which are also published on the The trade has expanded year on year website. despite exacting standards or you could SACK-FILLING SYSTEMS authorities will regard certified The following reasons caused say because of them and provides the small producers lower risk and are GlobalGAP to follow these two paths: farmer a way to get out of poverty and obtain much need income for schooling and DESIGN, likely to receive fewer public DEVELOPMENT PALLETISING SYSTEMS Farming is highly related to local health provision. National governments are governments and public support also encouraging the development of private inspections as a result” systems. Any support from the public sector works much better voluntary standards to develop capacity and basic infrastructure to deliver safe and sus- AND MANUFACTURE with local ownership of the stand- tainable food not just for export but home multinational agribusinesses to disadvantaged small-scale farmers. GlobalGAP has devel- ard, that is, a logo and national branding Local legislation and practices vary greatly markets as well. CUSTOM-MADE PACKAGING SYSTEMS oped guidelines for small-scale producers across countries and regions and many The future of food control for low-fat dehydrated milk to wet sand to assist them in developing up to standards standard requirements are simply not appli- Garbutt says GlobalGAP will not become where they can gain certification. cable in a number of local production sys- like a BSI or other public standards because in plastic or paper sacks National farm assurance schemes, which tems. There is a huge benefit in reducing the voluntary standards complement the regula- from tubular film to pre-made sacks engage local stakeholders can also seek burden of irrelevant or inaccurate questions tory system and are not a supplement for it. recognition against GlobalGAP through an in a simplified self-assessment and audit proc- He says that it is exciting that the public with or without gussets equivalence or benchmarking process. China, Chile and Mexico are a few examples that ess, in particular among the many small and medium sized growers worldwide and private sectors are now finding synergies between their responsibilities and work. from 1 to 50 kg have gone down this route, which helps The GlobalGAP integrity program serves The private sector will quite often build up by weight or volume develop superior branding and identity for producers entering into International mar- as additional independent check for the continuous alignment of NIGLs producer capacity and develop tools during certification processes to meet both regula- from 100 to 2500 sacks per hour kets. These mechanisms have lead to a signifi- tions and market requirements. with any closure This local adaption is implemented in GlobalGAP by two related mechanisms: The cantly higher involvement and wider support for private voluntary standards in many “Public and private sectors each have their own clear roles but together their palletised in any pattern National Interpretation Guidelines (NIGL) agricultural communities and governments. shared goal of safer food is more easily with water-resistant stretchhood and the Approved Modified Checklist reached. In the future public authorities will (AMC). Partnerships regard certified producers lower risk and are In both mechanisms, local stakeholders Since the early days GlobalGAP has likely to receive fewer public inspections as take the GlobalGAP standard checklist and transformed itself organisationally to reach a result.” adapt the wording to local language and out to a wide range of private and public Consumer trust and confidence will be ARODO BVBA, Hoge Mauw 740, 2370 Arendonk Belgium farming practices as well as local and national stakeholders in its standard setting. more easily kept he maintains with a future Tel. +32 14 67 23 32, Fax, +32 14 67 17 60 legislation. Last October saw the launch of the 4th of the public and private sector working This guideline for interpretation of the Version with stakeholder roundtables on together. www.arodo.com 184x134_UK.indd 1 9/06/09 13:04 24 | march - april 2011 Grain &feed millinG technoloGy Grain &feed millinG technoloGy march - april 2011 | 25 When you think Sorting Satake. , think LINKS This digital Re-print is part of the March | April 2011 edition of Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine. Content from the magazine is available to view free-of-charge, both as a full online magazine on our website, and as an archive of individual features on the docstoc website. Please click here to view our other publications on www.docstoc.com. 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