In multiple European countries many transports are certified through incorporating into GMP+ FSA system, but also through its equivalent - approved systems. In these, so called, „A“-countries (see the chart below), since 1. 1. 2014 only certified transports of GMP+ products are allowed.
Transport must also be certified if the origin of goods is in a non-"A"-country, but one of the destinations (end recipients) is a GMP+ certified company from a so called „A“-country.
The requirement for uncertified transport may only be applied outside the above mentioned "A"-countries.
The only exceptions apply to the transport of unprocessed agricultural products during harvest or hay and straw transport. Specific conditions must be met, if they are based on regulations mentioned herein.
|Origin country||Destination country||Transport||Exception for||Applied specifications|
|„A“-country||„A“-country||Certified||Harvesting season||§1, §2.1, §3|
|„A“-country||Other country||Certified||Harvesting season||§1, §2.1, §3|
|Other country||„A“-country||Certified||Harvesting season||§1, §2.1, §3|
|Other country||„A“-country||Certified||Hay and straw||§2.2|
|Other country||Other country||Certified or an exception based on the specifications mentioned herein|
Every year the owner of the standard (GMP+ International), in cooperation with the chosen parties, assesses the progress of road transport certification in the countries in question, and by the end of the date might apply the rules mentioned herein for those countries.
1. General requirements:
Certified company ensures (is responsible for) that the uncertified transport companies, which transport GMP+ products, meet the GMP+ standard requirements.
If a certified company uses uncertified transport company’s services, the certified company must apply the requirements described herein.
1.2 Initial inspection
Certified company should take into account and understand the following details with regard to the load surfaces:
Certified company verifies the above mentioned within the initial inspection. If the result of the inspection is positive, the load surface is approved for GMP+ products transport.
If the requested data are not available, the load surface must be approved in accordance with the approval procedure specified in the IDTF database, Procedure section (http://www.icrt-idtf.com/en/index.php?setlang=en) before the transport of specific feeds and feed ingredients (additives and feed material).
Inspection must be performed by a “load inspector”. “Load inspector’s” position is specified in the quality system of a certified company. The employee on this position is expected to be trained and experienced and have the skills needed to inspect the load surface with regard to loading feeds. In case the certified company does not have its own load inspector, it may hire one from an independent certification body of the inspection agency. The load inspector must meet the required criteria.
The load surfaces used must be clearly stated in the feed safety system’s documentation.
1.3 Periodical inspection
During the guaranteed period the certified company must periodically verify the following details regarding transport companies:
2. Additional requirements
Along with the general requirements, certified company must also meet the specific requirements if it provides transport of unprocessed agricultural products during harvest, and hay or straw transport.
2.1 Transport of unprocessed agricultural products during harvest
It is allowed to use uncertified transport for unprocessed agricultural product during harvest for up to 90 days per year, in case of:
2.2 Hay and straw transport
Uncertified hay and straw transport is allowed provided the following conditions are met:
3. Registration of other transport companies *
GMP+ certified company, which applies these specifications, records the name, address and registered office of all transport companies listed in the company’s GMP+ database. Certified company is responsible for updating the details.
* Registration of transport companies in the GMP+ companies’ databases is impossible at the moment (Feb 2013) due to technical difficulties. This requirement will become valid in adequate time. Companies and certification bodies will be informed.
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