For the collection, storage, trading and transport of cereals, oilseeds, protein crops and other plant products and their by-products.
- New GTP temporary monitoring protocol for aflatoxin in maize crops and maize co-products derived thereof in feed materials for Harvest 2016: GTP Addendum 1 - Version 6.1 - 20.10.2016
- GTP informed about alert concerning high levels of Aflatoxins in Brazilian corn with Italy as destination: GTP newsletter issue 17 2016 - Aflatoxin
- COCERAL GTP is happy to announce the achievement of the agreement on Mutual Recognition with QS Qualität und Sicherheit GmbH and to both their respective quality standards, GTP Code and QS. Quality Scheme for Food. (QS) - GTP newsletter issue 16 2016
- Following the alert concerning high levels of Aflatoxins in Brazilian corn with Italy and Spain as destination GTP published a new verions of Aflatoxin B1 Monitoring Protocol with a revised List of country of origin.
- GTP informed about alert concerning high levels of Aflatoxins in Brazilian corn with Italy and Spain as destination: GTP newsletter issue 13 2016 - Aflatoxin
- GTP launched the data collection on aflatoxin results from 2016 harvest in order to assess the risk of Aflatoxin in maize. GTP needs the support of all GTP certified companies by forwarding all available information concerning Aflatoxin monitoring to email@example.com (the data will be kept strictly confidential and anonymous)
- GTP informed about the possibility of detection Paraquat in Brazilian soybeans handled in The Netherlands: GTP newsletter issue 12 2016 - Paraquat
- GTP temporary monitoring for aflatoxin in maize crops and maize co-products derived thereof in feed materials for Harvest 2016: GTP Addendum 1 - Version 6, valid from 22 August 2016
- COCERAL and GMP+ International sign renewal for mutual recognition between GTP Code and GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance module (GMP+ FSA) - Joint press release
- GTP temporary monitoring for aflatoxin in maize crops and maize co-products derived thereof in feed materials: - GTP addendum 1 - Version 5
- Updated version Annex 3 - the hazard factsheets - examples
- COCERAL and AIC sign renewal for mutual recognition between GTP Code and UFAS, FEMAS and TASCC - Joint press release
- GTP stand at the European Commodities Exchange in Barcelona on 15-16 October 2015
- Publication of GTP Certification Rules version 1.3
Last updated May 2015
- GTP Certification Rules V 1.3 (English version)
- Publication of GTP Code version 1.3A - April 2014
Last updated May 2015
- GTP Code V1.3A
- Annex 1 - HACCP: The method and examples
- Annex 2 - Establishing the scales for analysing hazards - examples
- Annex 3 - The hazard factsheets - examples
- Annex 4 - Acronyms and abbreviations
- Annex 5 - Regulatory references
- Annex 6 - Recognised standards and legislation for sampling and analysis
- List of GTP equivalent and recognised schemes
- COCERAL and GMP+ International sign renewal for mutual recognition between GTP Code and GMP+ Feed Certification Scheme - Joint press release
- COCERAL and OVOCOM sign renewal for mutual recognition between GTP Code and GMP Animal Feed - Joint press release
- GTP Crisis Management System - GTP addendum 2 - Version 1.0
- Update International Database Transport for Feed Sector (IDTF) - Joint press release for Fly ash ; Joint press release for Blood products ; Joint press release for Oils and fats
- The International Committee for Road Transport (ICRT) welcomes AIC and Gafta as new members - Joint press release
- GTP becomes the fifth member of
the International Committee
for Road Transport (ICRT)
- Joint press release
COCERAL endorsed the idea of one single Code for operators in the European Union: traders are particularly aware of the importance of common rules in an enlarging Single Market.
Codes of good practices are currently proliferating endangering the free movement of goods by creating potential non-tariff barriers to trade and confusion amongst operators and consumers. By disclosing their activities in the food and feed chain operators in agricultural trade demonstrate awareness of their responsibilities with regard to food and feed safety as well as consumer health and the readiness to assume them. The European GTP Code is conceived as a modular part of a quality management system covering the whole food and feed chain which should enhance and maintain consumer confidence.
The main principles of the European GTP Code are its voluntary nature, verification and certification by independent third parties and a quality management in accordance with the HACCP principles:
- The European GTP Code proposes good hygiene practices for operators whose activity consists of collecting, storing, trading and transporting cereals, oilseeds, protein crops and other plant products as well as by-products resulting from them intended to be used as food and/or feed by professional users (farmers or stock breeders), manufacturers of primary processing (maltsters, millers, feed compounders etc.) or other traders.
- The CODE is applicable to all operations from receipt through to dispatch of the above mentioned goods and it covers all food and feed operators in Europe carrying out the mentioned activities included within its scope, namely any first-stage trading operator on the domestic or intra-Community market as well as trading with third countries.
- The CODE is not applicable to farmers with own storage facilities as their activities are subject to the primary production guide and related activities. Nevertheless, farmers with storage facilities are welcome to voluntarily apply the good hygiene practices described in the GTP CODE.
- Road Transport Activities alone cannot be certified under the GTP Code.
The GTP Code does not cover the commercial characteristics of the products as they are an integral part of the contractual provisions.