GLOBALG.A.P. is a private body that issuers voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products worldwide. The objective is to establish a standard for Good Agricultural Practices that can be adopted by farmers worldwide. The standard is particularly focused on health and safety of workers.
GLOBALG.A.P. includes annual inspections of the producers and other inspections without previous warning.
From the 1rst of January 2012 the version in force of the standard in number 4.
I choose ICEA to issue GLOBALG.A.P. certification because:
ICEA is accredited to issue GLOBALG.A.P. certification for the scope Crop production and for the sub-scope Fruits and Vegetables
The competitive advantage of GLOBALG.A.P. certification is the chance to meet the requests of big supermarket chains and of European customers that, more and more, are asking for the adoption of international standards
Globalgap Standard Version 4.0-2
The main news in the update standard is the Food Safety Policy Declaration.
It is an explicit statement the producers make to show their commitment to ensure food safety throughout all their production processes.
Completing of Food Safety Policy Declaration is mandatory for the (re-)certification and applicable to all producers and producer group members. In case requirement of Food Safety Policy Declaration is not satisfied, inspector will open a contractual non.-conformity against General Rule part I.6.1.c.
Food Safety Policy Declaration is a commitment to be renewed annually for each new certification cycle.
Documents can be downloaded from www.globalgap.org
Referent for the Scheme: Cristina Baia firstname.lastname@example.org