The European GTP Code main purpose and structure
The GTP Code, to be applied voluntarily, constitutes a progress tool supporting collection, storage, trading and transport operators in the day-to-day management of the food and feed safety; it was written by and for collection, storage and trade professionals, in collaboration with the other parties concerned (partners of the industry, control administrations etc.) to help them to:
Comply with good hygiene practices relating to operating sites, premises, equipment, transport, waste and staff.
Identify risks which have a decisive influence on the consumer's safety and establish appropriate procedures for controlling them based on the principles of the H.A.C.C.P. system (hazard analysis, critical control points).
The CODE is built around 4 complementary and autonomous modules allowing us to identify the covered activities carried out by one or more operators themselves or by a sub-contractor:
Dispatch / delivery including road, river, sea or rail transport
Publication of GTP Code version 1.3A - April 2014
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