Our Quality

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Quality and safety are GPP’s top priorities. With increasing regulation and concern across the globe, we strive to stay ahead of the curve.

Our employees are trained and frequently updated on principles of HACCP and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) to ensure proper actions and knowledge are used on the job..

We conduct supplier visits regularly to ensure proper quality systems are in place and up-to-date. These visits not only give us the necessary information to properly conduct our business, it also gives our customers the confidence they deserve when partnering with GPP.

We regularly test our raw and finished products for Heavy Metals, Dioxins, GMOs, and pathogens. Frequent product analysis helps us verify our quality system and monitoring programs are functioning appropriately.

GPP is committed to providing safe, quality products and services that continually meet or exceed customer expectations and regulatory requirements.

We are either members of, inspected and/or certified by the following bodies:

GMP+

FAMI-QS

International Safe Feed/-Safe Food (ISFSF)

SGS for Identity Preserved

American Feed Industry Association (AFIA)

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

GMP+ FSA Certification

In July 2017, Great Plains Processing added GMP+ FSA Certification to our quality and safety portfolio. We continue to act on our mission statement to provide safe and quality ingredients to our customers. We have adopted the principles and practices of these certifications into our daily operating procedures to continue to reach for our goal to provide the best products on the market.

What is GMP+ FSA?

Source: https://www.gmpplus.org/pagina/2241/gmp-fsa-certification.aspx

The GMP+ Feed Certification scheme was initiated and developed in 1992 by the Dutch feed industry in response to various more or less serious incidents involving contamination in feed materials. Although it started as a national scheme, it has developed to become an international scheme that is managed by GMP+ International in collaboration with various international stakeholders.

Even though the GMP+ Feed Certification scheme originated from a feed safety perspective, in 2013 the first feed responsibility standard has been published. For this purpose, two modules are created: GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance (focused on feed safety) and GMP+ Feed Responsibility Assurance (focused on responsible feed).

GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance is a complete module for the assurance of feed safety in all the links of the feed chain. Demonstrable assurance of feed safety is a ‘license to sell™ in many countries and markets and participation in the GMP+ FSA module can facilitate this excellently. Based on needs in practice, multiple components have been integrated into the GMP+ FSA module, such as requirements for the quality management system (ISO 9001), HACCP, product standards, traceability, monitoring, prerequisites programmes, chain approach and the Early Warning System.

The documents within the GMP+ Feed Certification scheme are subdivided into a number of series. The next schematic representation shows the content of the GMP+ Feed Certification scheme.

FAMI-QS & ISFSF

FAMI-QS certification is recognized by the European Commission to address safety, quality, and regulatory compliance of specialty feed ingredients. The certification improves food safety by ensuring that all feed safety regulatory requirements stated in the Feed Hygiene Regulation are met.

At GPP, FAMI-QS is a very important aspect of our business. We make continued efforts to improve the quality and safety of our products every day. The certification verifies all our products meet the highest level of regulatory feed requirements set forth by the European Commission, which allows us to distribute products into the European Union. GPP currently ships to more than 40 countries worldwide.

For more information regarding FAMI-QS, the FAMI-QS code, and the certification rules, please visit the official website (https://www.fami-qs.org).

Identity Preserved

The Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) is a world leader in inspection, verification, testing and certification. It is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. SGS was established in 1878 and has offices and laboratories around the world. Each year, SGS audits GPP for its Identity Preserved Program at our Luverne facility

Identity Preserved

The Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) is a world leader in inspection, verification, testing and certification. It is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. SGS was established in 1878 and has offices and laboratories around the world. Each year, SGS audits GPP for its Identity Preserved Program at our Luverne facility

Identity preserved products (IP) are described as products that have been produced under our Identity Preserved Program guidelines. The finished products are produced from non-genetically modified sources which follow strict guidelines to avoid contamination throughout every stage of the process. SGS requires documentation for IP program-related activity. Systems are in place at GPP to trace every raw material assuring full compliance to EU regulations 1829/2003 and 1830/2003.

The European Union (EU) requires IP products to conform to a maximum level of 0.9% GMO. Our raw and finished products are tested at a third party lab and our suppliers are required to follow similar SGS IP guidelines and regulations.

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