The certification schemes EFISC and GTP join forces, merge as of 1 July 2017.

Following several years of fruitful cooperation, the European Feed Ingredient Safety Certification Scheme (EFISC) and the COCERAL Good Trading Practice Code (GTP Code) Certification Scheme have decided to join forces thereby also making stronger use of synergies. As of 1st July 2017 GTP and EFISC certification schemes will operate jointly, under the new name “European Feed & Food Ingredients Safety Certification” Aisbl (EFISC-GTP).

All rights and obligations of GTP are transferred to EFISC-GTP of which COCERAL becomes a full member, partnering side by side with FEDIOL and Starch Europe. EFISC-GTP Aisbl manages as of now the two existing schemes EFISC and GTP, as well as the daily operations of GTP and EFISC.

All information on EFISC and GTP schemes, its management and its certification, as well as the database with certified operators, can be found on the EFISC-GTP.EU website as of 1 st July 2017. Both the EFISC and GTP Code websites will be closed down as of 1 July and the operators will be automatically re-directed to the new EFISC-GTP Website ( which will provide all information.

EFISC-GTP has developed the EFISC-GTP scheme 4.0 which will be published early 2018, after a consultation period with stakeholders as the European Accreditation Body and GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative). As of March 2018, the EFISC-GTP scheme 4.0 will be implemented for certification and it will replace both the EFISC and the GTP schemes.

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Laatst gewijzigd: 9 oktober 2017