Training initiative led by GMP+ International aims to address feed safety globally

By Jane Byrne

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UK feed company, AB Agri, is partnering with GMP+ International to officially launch a new online training academy for feed chain professionals to improve safety in the global feed industry.

The online GMP+ Academy platform​ will include modules, webinars, e-learning materials, videos, events, databases, and fact sheets.

It has been designed to create higher and more consistent feed safety management training courses, which will be available to companies, teams, individuals, registered trainers, and consultants.

The platform is also supported by three other international animal feed manufacturers: Nutreco, De Heus and Agravis. The idea is to collect feed safety expertise from the partners and distribute it in accessible formats to audiences across the world.

The feed companies involved helped develop a number of basic e-learning modules and microlearning packages about feed safety management, such as HACCP and prerequisites, the foundation of the HACCP system, said Johan den Hartog, business development director, GMP+ International.

Microlearning is a way of providing short, focused pieces of content to an audience, ideally where and when they need it.

As well as contributing in terms of knowledge, practical experiences and insights, the partners provided financial backing for the academy, he told us.

The selection of the topics as well as the content is based on current market needs, and has global application, confirmed den Hartog.

AB Agri’s responsibility director, Angela Booth, said: “Achieving consistently high levels of safety across the global feed chain is increasingly challenging and in spite of commercial competition, companies need to work together to ensure feed safety worldwide. We are glad to contribute and support the academy to raise knowledge levels within the sector for the benefit of all.”

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