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Mutual recognition

Mutual recognition

Mutual recognition of RCNA international standard by the European schemes GMP+ international, OVOCOM, QS, AIC

Since the 1st January 2018,  there was a temporary mutual recognition with OQUALIM.

Since 1er janvier 2021, the mutual recognition will be definitive between  OQUALIM et AIC, GMP+ International, OVOCOM et QS. The mutual agreements between the 4 scheme holders and OQUALIM will be finalized shortly and will be valid for a period of 3 years.

RCNA international : One certification standard recognized by four european schemes

To benefit to the mutual recognition with the European schemes GMP+, OVOCOM, QS and AIC, with one certification, the RCNA certified sites must follows the version of Appendix 1 without purchasing from suppliers certified under the French certification standard for suppliers of feed materials (RCF) and the system of one unannounced audit per cycle.

The companies which are certified according to these requirements will obtain a RCNA certificate with the mention “International” and will be recognized as equivalent to the precited European schemes.


View OQUALIM’s directory to see the list of the OQUALIM certified sites in mutual recognition with GMP+, OVOCOM, QS and AIC, (with a RCNA international certificate).


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View the certification program to be certified according to the RCNA international requirements and  benefit of the mutual recognition with the four european schemes GMP+, OVOCOM, QS and AIC

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News Letter MoU OQUALIM GROUP4_EN_FR.pdf
January 5, 2024 at 2:22 PM
Communiqué annonçant une reconnaissance mutuelle pérenne entre OQUALIM (RCNA International) et AIC (UFAS), GMP+ International, OVOCOM (FCA) et QS.
July 21, 2021 at 4:34 PM

Attestation of mutual recognition GMP+ international - OQUALIM.pdf
January 2, 2024 at 9:25 AM

STNO recognition by VLOG

Since the 3rd June 2019,  a mutual recognition is established between STNO and VLOG standards..

The common agreement regarding this mutual recognition is available below.

Statement OQUALIM VLOG_03062019.pdf
July 21, 2021 at 4:34 PM

Recognition between GMP+ FRA MI 105 et OQUALIM STNO modules as from 1st of January 2021

GMP+ International and OQUALIM finalized an agreement of mutual recognition of their “GMO free” modules combined to a feed safety certification against their schemes or schemes in mutual recognition for the following scopes.

  • Production and placing on the market of compound feed, mineral feed, liquid feed and milk replacers.
  • Distribution and trade of compound feed, mineral feed, liquid feed and milk replacers or Distribution of feed materials for animal feed. Distribution and trade of feed materials must always be combined with a manufacturing or distribution activity for compound feed.
2020 News Letter GMP plus OQUALIM equivalence of non GMO module.pdf
July 21, 2021 at 4:34 PM