Global Feed Safety Summit concludes with actionable results

11-04 | |
Summit moderator Donatello Piras (left) and host Roland van der Post discuss the impressive outcome of the 3 day Global Feed Safety Summit in Berlin. Photo: Fabian Brockotter
Summit moderator Donatello Piras (left) and host Roland van der Post discuss the impressive outcome of the 3 day Global Feed Safety Summit in Berlin. Photo: Fabian Brockotter

“We concluded an inspiring conference with enthusiastic and forward thinking people,” says Global Feed Safety Summit host and GMP+ International managing director Roland van der Post. In his 3 day summit roundup he looked back at a very fruitful gathering of key industry players. A much needed face-to-face event to set the feed agenda for years to come with the participants commitment to take the next steps forward.

Feed without safety is not feed, it is poison

Feed safety needs constant attention & development

‘Feed without safety is not feed, it is poison’, this quote of one of the participants of the Global Feed Safety Summit 2022 couldn’t be more true. If anything, the 3 day Summit made clear that feed safety is essential and it also need constant attention and further development. Industry leaders sharpened their minds, discussed the latest innovations and trends and came up with a list of actionable results. “We have shown that the feed industry is always at the forefront and that is exactly what we need going forward,” Van der Post comments. Under his supervision a number of developments and pressing issues were spotlighted. “We heard experts on new feed materials, new technologies and had intense talks with each other about our carbon footprint and sustainability efforts. Of course, our core business is in feed safety, which can never be taken for granted. That said, we have the framework, the connection and the expertise within our certified companies to facilitate more than just feed safety.”

Close to 200 key industry players discussed future developments and set the feed agenda for the years to come. Photo: Fabian Brockotter
Close to 200 key industry players discussed future developments and set the feed agenda for the years to come. Photo: Fabian Brockotter

3 agenda points

In the course of the Summit, the organising committee explored 3 topics, which will have an impact in the years to come. Van der Post: “I am proud that we reached such a concrete result.”

  1. Antimicrobial resistance: a crucial topic as it is expected that in the near future more people will die from antibiotic resistance bacteria than from cancer. “We have access to expert committees to make progress in this field.”
  2. Sustainability: “Sustainability per se is not in the core of GMP+ International, but we should connect and share data to be able to show our industries sustainability efforts. Therefore we will team up with GFLI and we will do that soon, this summer, to explore how our knowledge and certification can play a role in sustainability.”
  3. Blockchain technology: “The challenge that we will pick up in 2023 with Covantis is if and how we can add feed safety to blockchain now in use in feed material handling.”

Van der Post concludes: “In our ‘pressure cooker’ event location in the wonderful city of Berlin, we were able to take the first steps in organising commitment among each other. You can’t wish for more as a summit host.”

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Fabian Brockotter Editor in chief Poultry World

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