The requirements to be followed by pastus+ certified companies which are checked in the course of the annual audit are laid down in the AMA Feedstuff Guidelines pastus+. Additionally, please note the changes in the newsletter August 2022-08-29 (page 3-4).
To allow for the situation of small-scale companies in the best way possible, AMA-Marketing has created a particular guideline for these participants:
Thus, feed companies with an annual total of less than 3000 tonnes (or less than 6000 tonnes with multiple operational functions) have the option of being certified according to the pastus+ Regulation for Small Quantities. Participation is possible for producers of feed material and compound feed, traders, stockists and road transport companies. Additionally, please note the changes in the newsletter August 2022-08-29 (page 3-4).
The "pastus+ Regulation for Producers of Very Small Quantities" was created to take into consideration the issue of sustainability and to maintain local availability of feed material from small producers. Participation is possible for operators of grain and oil mills and for breweries with an annual total feed production of no more than 150 tonnes.
Annex 1 to the AMA-Feedstuff Guidelines pastus+ and to the pastus+ Regulation for Small Quantities:
The AMA-Feed Monitoring pastus+ contains requirements for the necessary feed analyses and further information and requirements concerning feed safety.
Annex 2 to the AMA-Feedstuff Guidelines pastus+ and to the pastus+ Regulation for Small Quantities:
The Gate-Keeper-Rules define the requirements for the purchase of non-certified feed, former foodstuff and for purchasing by-products of the oil and fat industry.
Annex 3 to the AMA-Feedstuff Guidelines pastus+ and to the pastus+ Regulation for Small Quantities:
The Additional Module AMA-Quality Seal contains further requirements for the use of feed in the AMA-Quality Seal programme. An essential component is compliance with a negative list. The negative list contains feed materials which must not be used by AMA-Quality Seal farmers.
All details concerning the labelling of feed with the pastus+ and pastus+ AMA-Gütesiegel tauglich labels are described in the pastus+ directives for the use of signs and communication.
One of the listed certification bodies approved for pastus+ must be assigned to perform the annual pastus+ audit. To do this, please contact the certification body of your choice directly.
The requirements for carrying out pastus+ audits are defined in the Guidelines for pastus+ audits and certification requirements for the conduction of pastus+ audits are defined. The guidelines contain information about the procedure of a pastus+ audit as well as further information about controls.
Changes of contract-relevant data must be reported to AMA-Marketing using this form.
The completed and signed form (stamp + signature) can be sent by email, post or fax.
AMA-Marketing has completed agreements with international feed schemes for recognising audits to ensure unrestricted but assured feed purchasing.
On the basis of these recognitions, pastus+ certified companies can obtain the right to deliver into QS and GMP+ systems without an additional audit. The registration is done directly with the respective scheme owner.
For further information about participation in the QS System please visit the QS-Website.
Participation in the QS system is only possible for pastus+ companies with an implemented internal QM-System which are therefore certified according to the AMA-Feedstuff Guideline pastus+!
Only feedstuff producers with a production of less than 1000 tonnes feed materials annually can participate in the QS system on the basis of the pastus+ Regulation for Small Quantities.
For further information about participation in the GMP+ System please visit the GMP+ Website.
The GMP+ system accepts a certification as per the AMA-Feedstuff Guideline pastus+ as well as the pastus+ Regulation for Small Quantities.
International cooperation is expedient for the transport of feed. AMA-Marketing has been an official member of the International Committee for Road Transport (ICRT) since March 2016. The seven members of the committee strive to standardise the requirements for road transport of bulk feed with the goal of ensuring feed safety.
The minimum cleaning regimes as well as further information can be found at: https://www.icrt-idtf.com/en
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