Recognition between similar systems in Europe
Operating conditions for mutual recognition
The transport operator wanting to work within the framework of the mutual recognition with the three other equivalent systems (GMP+, Ovocom or OS) must note this on the questionnaire before the audit, which will be required annually by the Certifying Organization.
The transport operator must regularly keep updated on the list of differences.
The strictest requirement (level of cleaning or prohibition) in the loads must always be applied before transporting “products” destined for animal feed.
List of companies referenced in the other systems
The ordering customer must ensure that the transport company is referenced by one of 4 companies: GMP/OVOCOM, GMP+, QS and Qualimat Transport.
The lists can be consulted on each organization’s website:
Specificities relating to QS recognition
Transport operators with “Qualimat Certification” wanting to work in mutual recognition with QS must register in the QS database and then sign the contract that will be sent to them before organizing any transportation of products to Germany.
Recognition in the transportation component of the CSA-GTP reference
A recognition protocol has been drawn up between CSA-GTP and Qualimat. It has been in force since 1st January 2014.
This protocol ensures that the Storage Agencies’ internal fleet certified as CSA-GTP meets the level of Qualimat Transport’s specification requirements and allows manufacturers to respect the RCNA requirement for all deliveries.
This recognition is limited to own account transportation by the Storage Agencies, who are obliged to integrate their whole fleet in the scope of certification.
In the case of different levels of cleaning between the two frameworks, the strictest cleaning procedures from CSA-GTP and Qualimat Transport should be applied for own account transportation. Appendix 1 of the recognition protocol “List of differences and level of cleaning to be applied in the framework of the recognition between CSA-GTP and Qualimat Transport” applies in this case.