VIV / AQUATIC ASIA  -  Bangkok, 13-15 March 2013

by Dr. Roland Aumueller

The GLOBALG.A.P. team presented the GLOBALG.A.P. Livestock and Aquaculture standards at the VIV/AQUATIC ASIA, which took place in Bangkok from 13 -15 March 2013. The leading show in in Asia for livestock and aquaculture producers and suppliers, VIV/AQUATIC ASIA attracted thousands of visitors interested in learning more about the latest developments in the production of poultry, pigs, cattle, feed and aquaculture, as well as all production related issues.

The GLOBALG.A.P. team conducted two seminars during the VIV Asia Fair.

The first seminar, entitled “The GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance - A Provision For Best Market Access of Livestock Producers” took place on 14 March 2013 and was conducted by Dr. Roland Aumueller, Head of Standards Management for Livestock and Feed at GLOBALG.A.P. The seminar covered the pillars of food safety, traceability, worker welfare, animal welfare and environmental protection and provided a forum for discussing the latest developments in the industry.

The new GLOBALG.A.P.+ Animal Welfare Add-on modules for Broilers and Finishing Pigs were also presented to the public for the first time. The seminar also outlined the framework of two additional add-on modules currently under development, one on the responsible use of antibiotics/animal health and the other on responsible water management, which will soon be available.

The second seminar was conducted on 15 March 2013 by Zhou Xin, the Chinese representative of GLOBALG.A.P. Titled “Aquaculture Certification - One Standard for the Entire Production Chain”, the seminar focused on this rapidly growing sector of production in Asia. Now any finfish, crustacean or mollusc farming production can apply for GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Certification in Version 4, which was launched in March 2011. The seminar also introduced localg.a.p., the stepping stone solution towards GLOBALG.A.P. Certification, which also acts as an important tool for helping producers and retailers gain better access to local and regional markets.

Due to the numerous food scandals that have occurred in recent months, GLOBALG.A.P. generated enormous interest and numerous discussions on food safety, risk assessment, risk management and quality assurance.

“The enormous interest proves that the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance Standard greatly assists Asian livestock and aquaculture producers and the feed mills to get better market access in both a local and a global context,” said Flavio Alzueta, GLOBALG.A.P. Marketing Manager.

Learn more about the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture and Livestock Standards on our website: www.globalgap.org


Contact for the Livestock standards:

Dr. Roland Aumüller
Specialist Veterinary Surgeon Standard Management Livestock and Feed  GLOBALG.A.P. c/o FoodPLUS
Spichernstr. 55 - 50672 Koeln, Germany  
Tel: +49-171-745 1770
Fax: +49-8743-91438
Email: aumueller@globalgap.org



Contact for the Aquaculture Standard:

Valeska Weymann
Standard Management Aquaculture
GLOBALG.A.P. c/o FoodPLUS GmbH,
Spichernstr. 55, 50672 Koeln, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 178 477 1464
Email: weymann@globalgap.org

Picture: GLOBALG.A.P. staff Zhou Xin, Flavio Alzueta, Roland Aumueller at VIV Aquatic Asia 2013