The Gelatin Manufacturers Association of Asia Pacific (GMAP)

Formed in September 1996, becoming the fourth international gelatin association.

GMAP is an active association—independent; non-trading and a non-profit organisation.

GMAP is an active member of the global working group, GROW.

The group includes the four leading global gelatin associations:

GROW is under the umbrella of GME, which is a sector group of Cefic

Our goal is to communicate the benefits of our natural products with regard to safety, nutrition, health and sustainability.

GMAP Objectives

  • GMAP acts as an advisory and investigative body for its members in matters relating to the manufacture and sale of gelatin including regulatory, statutory, safety, and environmental and technical issues.
  • GMAP represents and puts forward the consolidated views of its members on matters affecting the gelatin industry.
  • GMAP works worldwide in conjunction with other gelatin manufacturers’ associations to foster and promote the unimpeded flow of gelatin globally.
  • GMAP works worldwide to optimise gelatin manufacturing standards and product standards for the gelatin industry, its customers and gelatin consumers.

Code of Conduct

All GROW and GMAP members individually confirm the quality and safety of their gelatin.
The quality of their raw material is:

  • Derived from healthy animals slaughtered that have been determined fit for human consumption by the competent Authority.
  • Traceable from its source through to the gelatine manufactured.

The manufacturing and marketing of their gelatin is:

  • In compliance with the highest safety requirements of national and international standards such as ISO 9000, HACCP and GMP.
  • In compliance with the regulations, legislation and authorities applicable to the region or country of sale.
  • In compliance with and conforming to local environmental, social and ethical regulations and standards.