What is GLOBALG.A.P ?
GLOBALG.A.P is a globally-recognized certification program that began as EUREGAP in 1997 to help the supermarkets in Europe address consumer concerns about the safety of agricultural practices and products. GLOBALG.A.P. is the world’s leading farm assurance program, with over 100 countries following the requirements of Good Agricultural Practices (G.A.P.). It focuses on globally accepted criteria for food safety, sustainable production methods, worker and animal welfare, and the responsible use of resources such as water, compound feed, and plant propagation materials.
There is a wide variety of certification options available through GLOBALG.A.P., depending on the size and scope of the business. Some of these options can even be customized to the specific needs of customers.
- IFA (Integrated Farm Assurer)
- PSA (Produce Safety Assurance Standard)
- HPSS (Harmonized Produce Safety Standard)
- GRASP (GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessments on Social Practices)
As many other on-farm assurance systems have been in place for some time prior to the existence of GLOBALG.A.P., a way had to be found to encourage the development of regionally adjusted management systems and so to prevent farmers from having to undergo multiple audits. Existing national or regional farm assurance schemes that have successfully completed their benchmarking process are recognized as equivalent to GLOBALG.A.P.
The GLOBALG.A.P. standard is subjected to a revision of continuous improvement to take into account technological and market developments.
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