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Compound Feed Manufacturing (CFM) Focus Group

GLOBALG.A.P. will be updating its Compound Feed Manufacturing standard (CFM) V2.2.

The objective of the revised V3 is to serve as a guiding tool towards higher environmental sustainability. This shall be achieved by adding improved ecological criteria to processes for the responsible sourcing of raw materials, especially related to the protein carriers.

The focus will be to identify key topics and how to approach them:

  • Target criteria that are specific and applicable to the sourcing of feed ingredients that are sustainably grown and sourced.
  • Identify areas in the CFM standard that shall be strengthened, especially regarding the manufacturing processes under environmental aspects.
  • Identify criteria which may be difficult to comply with by compound feed producers, understand the reasons why, and verify if alternative criteria aimed at the same objective can be included.

The process will have an initial phase that lasts from April until July 2020. A second phase will consist of the elaboration of a new draft of the CFM with specific wording and public consultation. This phase is planned to take place in the fourth quarter of 2020.

A group of expert stakeholders that can support the process with their views and guidance will be created. This focus group consists of stakeholders who are experts in the field of compound feed manufacturing, management of feed ingredients, aquaculture and/or livestock production and related aspects of ecological sustainability. The minimum number of members of the focus group is 3 GLOBALG.A.P. members, of which at least one (1) GLOBALG.A.P. retailer/food service/manufacturer and at least one (1) GLOBALG.A.P. producer/trader member.  At least one member of the focus group shall be an Aquaculture Technical Committee member and one a Livestock Technical Committee member.

The focus group will meet at regular intervals. The majority of the meetings will be virtual. Experts will be contacted to participate. Individuals interested may contact the GLOBALG.A.P. secretariat at and apply. The application phase has ended on 31 March 2020. Download the Terms of Reference here.

CFM FG Members

Chairperson: Trygve Berg Lea / Skretting
Sergiy Pokhyla / Goodvalley

Board Liaison: Derk Oorburg / VION Food
GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat:
 James Andrew Hart

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