January 15, 2015

15/01/2015: GLOBALGAP develops Responsible Operations Standard (ROS) for Compound Feed Manufacturers

Moving towards a sustainable world, GLOBALGAP is always seeking to lead the market and support trends setting good practices at farm level.

Animals raised for human consumption are one part of this – not just the animals themselves, but also the appropriate and sustainable sourcing of raw ingredients for their feed.


Increasing demand from consumers about this issue has led GLOBALGAP to develop a voluntary Add-on Standard to the GLOBALGAP Compound Feed Manufacturing (CFM) Standard and other benchmarked standards.

This Responsible Operations Standard (ROS) for Compound Feed Manufacturers works to improve the sustainability of compound feed production.

The first draft version of this ROS for CFM is now open for public consultation until 15 February 2015.

We invite you to participate in this process and to send your feedback to standard@globalgap.org.

This Add-on is intended to be implemented on a voluntary manner.

Those feed mills that are currently certified and supplying compound feed to livestock and aquaculture GLOBALGAP certified farms will have the option to upgrade on responsible practices through compliance with this ROS Add-on, which will be reflected on the certification at farm level.

The document is available here.

GLOBALGAP Publication of the final Version 5 of the Chain of Custody Standard. 16 December 2014.

GLOBALGAP has published a new Version 5 Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard to  ensure that GLOBALGAP IFA certified products are not mixed (with non-certified products) and those declared to be GLOBALGAP This covers the whole chain and covers crops, livestock and aquaculture.

GLOBALGAP Integrated Farm Assurance Draft Version 5 - First public consultation period from 15 December 2014 to 15 February 2015. 
After consolidation and evaluation of the feedback received, a second draft will be published mid March for another period of public consultation. The final version of the standard will be released in June 2015. In addition as part of this first round of consultation on-site trial inspections will be conducted. GLOBALGAP are searching for volunteer Certification Bodies willing to conduct trial inspections by using the new draft V5 Standard in January or February 2015. Interested Certification Bodies shall apply to standard@globalgap.org

Visit the website HERE.

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