GMO-controlled VLOG and GMP+ MI 5.4 for Purchasers and Quality Assurance Officers

The demand for GMO-controlled products is increasing steadily in the retail sector. As a result, livestock farmers are increasingly demanding guarantees from their feed suppliers regarding the absence of GMOs. The German Association of Foodstuffs without Genetic Engineering (VLOG) has developed a standard for the food and feed industry. GMP+ International has chosen to cooperate with VLOG to meet the demand for GMO-controlled products.

To achieve this, GMP+ International has developed the ‘GMP+ MI5.4 GMO controlled’ standard. This course will discuss the implications for feed companies that (want to) apply the VLOG or GMP+ MI5.4 standard.

Target Group
This training is specifically designed for employees who are responsible for the purchasing process and quality assurance within the company. In order to successfully follow this course, some basic knowledge of GMP+ and feed legislation is a prerequisite. If you do not have this basic knowledge, you can also follow our Basic Feed Legislation course first.

Level: bachelor level (HBO) / upper secondary education levels (MBO).

The program lasts approximately 4 hours and the following topics are covered:

  • Explanation of GMOs and approved GMOs
  • Labeling of GMO feed
  • Various certification schemes
  • Risk assessment of raw materials;
  • Purchasing conditions;
  • Receipt control;
  • Control during the production process;
  • Customer communication;
  • Monitoring and interpretation of results;
  • What to do in case of deviations.

During this training, various practical cases, (group) exercises and realistic examples are used to help participants better understand the concepts and applications. After completing the training, participants will receive a certificate as proof of participation in the training.

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain a deeper understanding of GMO regulations and standards: After the training, participants will be able to identify GMOs, understand which GMOs are allowed in feed and how to label them correctly.
  2. Implement GMO-controlled standards: Participants will learn how to effectively apply the GMP+ MI5.4 standard in their feed business.
  3. Risk assessment and deviation management: After completing the training, participants will be able to assess risks related to GMOs in raw materials, implement effective measures during the production process, and respond and communicate correctly in case of deviations.

On registration / in-company
This training can be offered in-company at your company.

Contact for a proposal

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