In many areas, certification leads to the implementation and development of quality standards, verifying and documenting them for the outside world. Especially with regard to animal feed, external auditing by relevent independent certification bodies has become standard procedure to guarantee quality products and services.
Animal feed products are sensitive and – according to feed hygiene regulations – require special care during production, storage and trading. The GMP+ certification is specifically directed to assess animal feed requirements. This includes the protection from contamination as well as a safe and fast product traceability. Approx. 11,000 feed businesses in 65 countries have signed up to this quality system, thus guaranteeing a comprehensive, internationally recognised quality certification for feed components.
jbs joined this system in 2006 and is subject to annual auditing by an independent approved certification body.
For further information, please check: www.gmpplus.org
In the QS system, not only feed businesses but food businesses as well may obtain a certification – which is meant to ensure that the whole chain from livestock to table meets quality criteria. The audit takes place every two years. QS and GMP+ have mutually acknowledged each other, provided that the companies participating in the QS system carry out an annual audit; and that companies participating in GMP+ register in the QS database.
Dealerships like jbs which offer their goods exclusively in bags respectively as packaged goods, are excluded from their certification obligations under QS. Nevertheless, we have applied for the registration in order to ensure that you and your auditor will be able to find us in the QS database as a dealership certified under GMP+.
For further information, please check: www.q-s.de
Farms that are managed according to organic farming regulations may only use eco-certified feeds. jbs as well as the manufacturer of our mineral feed for cattle has been certified by the organic certification agency ABCert. In order to obtain this certification, the production, storage and composition of the products is examined annually to confirm compliance with the regulations on organic farming. When the number of the organic certification agency DE-ÖKO-006 is displayed on the product label, it identifies a product suitable for organic farming. This eco-certification applies to animal feed only. Silage additives as well as supplies like bedding additives are examined by FiBL Germany and recorded on a list of official supplies.
The VLOG seal is awarded to feed producersby German organization "Ohne Gentechnik" (no genetic engineering). They examine the feed for genetically modified organisms. After a successful audit, products may be labelled with the VLOG seal.
For further information, please check: www.ohnegentechnik.org
German DLG offers companies a review of their products, and publishes the test results on their website www.dlg.org/testlandwirtschaft.html. According to the type of product, DLG has developed testing methods for technology, supplies and animal feed.
jbs’s supplies and animal feed products are reviewed and certified annually in order to ensure a consistent level of quality.
For further information, please check: www.dlg.org
The German Society of Veterinary Medicine, (DVG), examines disinfectants (among others), under strict guidelines; and assures easy accessibility for all users to a list of products approved for food industry and livestock breeding by publishing it on their website. This list states the required temperature, storage time, and concentration for effectiveness; as well as the trade names of the respective products. You will find Halamid on the list approved for livestock breeding.
For further information, please check: www.desinfektion-dvg.de
Most jbs products are produced without genetically modified organisms. We are happy to supply a GMO declaration for the products in question if required.
Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis is the most commonly diagnosed virus causing respiratory disease in cattle. The manufacture of jbs kälberpaste® uses only IBR-free dairy components. The manufacturer has supplied us with a corresponding declaration.
Bisnode / Hoppenstedt
The "Bisnode credit standing certificate" is a certificate awarded by company Bisnode, Germany to German enterprises which were constantly evaluated with solvency index 1 (on a scale from 1-6 evaluating a company's credit standing). This certificate is awarded under strict conditions and is based on the solvency index – a statistically determined value. It establishes the risk of enterprises becoming either insolvent within the next 12 months or being forced to cease business operations altogether without being able to settle with all creditors. As a consequence, it documents solvency in figures, thus making it comparable.
Since being awarded our first certification in 2012 (at that time still by company Hoppenstedt), jbs has been able to repeat this success every year.
For further information, please check: www.bisnode.com