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FEATURE

Mycotoxins and other hazards controlled by the use of FSP by Els van der Boon, GMP+

"Safe feed and food starts with secure risk management. For this, GMP+ International offers knowledge and information through the Feed Support Products (FSP). The Feed Support Products are intended to support all (future) GMP+ certified companies when setting up their company-specific HACCP system"

Your benefits

FSP provides ease of use, a uniform source of relevant data, linking of relevant files and efficient searching. The benefits of use are: • up-to-date knowledge of risks of feed materials • up to date knowledge of undesirable substances; • assessed by independent experts; • uniform source of knowledge; • automatically linking of all relevant files.

Core values

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he responsibility for use and implementation remains with the GMP+ certified companies, the Feed Support Products can offer support in this process. The FSP is also intended as a reference for the auditors within the framework of GMP+ certification.

Products of FSP

and adverse effects; Severity of the hazard; Standards; Analysis methods and Control measures. The company making specific risk analyses can use the information. Fact sheets are available for several mycotoxins and other undesirable substances (hazards) in the Risk Assessments and for processing aids. 2. Generic Risk Assessments This section of FSP contains about 200 risk assessments of feed materials for Food-producing animals (including goats, poultry, cattle, sheep and pigs, but also horses and rabbits). Farmed fish will be included. The risk assessments in the FSP database are of a generic nature and represent a worst-case scenario. The risk assessment gives information about a production process and the resulting possible hazards. 3. Product list This list gives a short summary of all products available. The products (about 600) on the list may be used as a feed material in the GMP+ Feed Certification scheme. 4. Product standards Standards with maximum permitted levels have been issued by legislation and by GMP+ International for many hazards in order to be able to determine if a feed material is safe. All the standards are a part of the GMP+ FC scheme, GMP+ BA1 Product Standards. Also the standards for mycotoxins are included. 5. GMP+ Monitoring database A service from GMP+ International is the GMP+ Monitoring database. Companies can put their analysis into the database and can share these results with a group of companies or with the GMP+ community. Sharing is an option, not a requirement. Monitoring results can be used to assess the likely occurrence of a hazard. The GMP+ Monitoring database is an easy tool for storing and sharing analysis results. You can easily check if the products meet the standards. 6. Guidances At the beginning of 2014, the first GMP+ guidance about implementation of a Feed Safety System in accordance with the GMP+ Feed Certification scheme had been launched. The D1.2 GMP+ Guidance contains all needed information and steps and can be ordered via the web shop of GMP+ International.

The following products are a part of FSP: 1. Fact Sheets The fact sheets show background details regarding the hazards and the (explanation of the) severity of the risk to animals and humans. The content of the fact sheets is as follows: Nature, history and prevalence; Transmission to the environment, plants, animals and humans; Diagnosis of poisoning; Potential hazards

The Feed Support Products operates from four core values: 1. Practical information The information in FSP about processing, possible hazards, risk assessments and monitoring data is received from GMP+ companies 2. Science based The (generic) risk assessments of feed materials fully comply with the requirements referred to in the HACCP manual for the animal feed sector (2008). To substantiate potential adverse effects of a hazard, the information is published in fact sheets for both undesirable substances and technical processing aids. The severity of hazards indicated in fact sheets and risk assessments has been evaluated by scientists of RI-KILT.

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