GLOBALG.A.P. Add-on standard entitled Sustainable Meat Initiative (SMI) for the Dutch retail
The GLOBALG.A.P. Add-on entitled Sustainable Meat Initiative (SMI) for the Dutch retail (CBL) was developed on customer demand to cover the pig production in the Netherlands for those finishing pigs that are supplied to the domestic Dutch retail market. It is valid since January 2014.
The request to develop the standard was forwarded by Dutch meat processing companies and the Dutch retailers. This was predominantly due to the request of Dutch NGOs to the retail market for more sustainable pig production in the Netherlands including improved animal welfare.
The three modules of the GLOBALG.A.P. SMI Add-on are assessed and certified by the approved certification bodies in addition to and on top of the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard for finishing pig production, the Integrated Chain Control scheme for pig production (IKB Varken scheme), which is successfully benchmarked to the IFA standard, as well as on top of the IKB Varken Netherlands scheme with a supplement, which is a resembling scheme to the IFA standard..
The three modules are entitled
Module 1: ANIMAL HEALTH ADD-ON FOR PIGS /RESPONSIBLE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS
Module 2: ANIMAL WELFARE ADD-ON FOR PIGS/FINISHERS
Module 3:ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION.
For Dutch pig producers who intend to supply the domestic retail market assessment against the SMI Add-on has become a prerequisite.
Note: as of 1 April 2017 IKB Varken is in the process and IKB Nederland Varken has not yet applied for re-benchmarking.