BioMar Denmark receives GLOBALG.A.P. certification
The BioMar factory in Brande, Denmark, has received the GLOBALG.A.P. certification. The factory supplies among other products fry feed to all European markets and this feed will now be covered by the GLOBALG.A.P. certification.
- The certification is good news for our customers, says Managing Director Lars Rahbæk. He explains that the certification will make it easier for BioMar customers to obtain for themselves the GLOBALG.A.P. certificate and thereby be able to supply the growing number of processers and retailers, who requires the GLOBALG.A.P. certification for the products they sell to the consumers.
BioMar Denmark has for almost 20 years had the ISO 9001 certification and since 2011 it has also been ISO 22000 certified. Lars Rahbæk explains that these two certifications to some extent provides a fundament for the GLOBALG.A.P. certification as they guarantee that well established procedures, improvement programmes, and traceability systems are in place. But the GLOBALG.A.P. certification goes a step further on many points e.g. with the inclusion of working conditions and stricter standards for food safety.
Quality and HSE Manager Kirsten Nyholm Mundbjerg and Managing Director Lars Rahbæk together with Børge Jørgensen at the warehouse in Brande
The G.A.P. abbreviation in GLOBALG.A.P. stands for Good Agriculture Practice, but the certification covers both agriculture and aquaculture – and in the case of BioMar the manufacturing of feed for aquaculture.
GLOBALG.A.P. is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of production processes of agricultural and aquaculture products around the globe.
The GLOBALG.A.P. standard is primarily designed to reassure consumers about how food is produced on the farm by minimising detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the use of chemical inputs and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety as well as animal welfare.
You can read more about GLOBALG.A.P. following this link: www.globalgap.org