European organizations launch online transportation safety database

Information allows transporters to prevent cross-contamination of products

Belgium’s OVOCOM, The Netherlands’ GMP+ International, France’s Qualimat and Germany’s QS have introduced the International Database Transport for Feed, an online database that facilitates the determination of the minimum cleaning regimen required for transportation vehicles based on their cargo.

The four companies, which together make up the International Committee for Road Transport, wanted to create a database that would allow transporters to determine the correct combination of transported product and necessary cleaning method to avoid contamination. The database currently has 3,300 products, of which 2,200 are additives, and is available in four languages: English, French, Dutch and German.