Certification GLOBALGAP

globalgap certification

GLOBALGAP – a standard for Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) is an internationally recognized standard to assure quality and safety of products tailor-made for primary agricultural production. The standard treats 3 areas: plant production, livestock production and aquaculture. At the present time, the GLOBALGAP system is applied in more than 80 world countries.

Principle of certification according to GLOBALGAP

  • Food safety – food safety criteria, based on application of HACCP principles
  • Environmental protection – minimizing adverse impacts of agricultural production on the environment
  • Occupational safety and staff care – criteria for occupational safety and health protection in agricultural companies
  • Animal welfare (animal-breeding) criteria for welfare of animals at farms

CERTIFICATION SYSTEM OBJECTIVES

  • Reducing risks for food safety in the primary production;
  • Minimizing adverse impact on the environment;
  • Improving effectiveness of activities of the agricultural primary production;
  • Increasing integrity of similar systems for assuring safety and quality of farms worldwide;
  • Competitive advantage when concluding supplier-customer agreements.

ITC QUALIFICATION

The Institute for Testing and Certification is registered with FoodPLUS (an organization legally representing the GLOBALGAP secretariat) and conducts certification according to VARIANT 1 (an individual farmer applying for GLOBALGAP certification), for the area – CROPS BASE and subarea – FRUITS & VEGETABLES.

GLOBALGAP CERTIFICATION

The GLOBALGAP standard focuses on 3 areas: plant production, livestock production and aquaculture. There are three basic documents for each of the above-mentioned areas:

  • General regulations (laying down rules for certification, certification procedures and rules for the standard handling);
  • Control Points and Compliance Criteria (the actual requirements);
  • Checklist – a document containing the actual requirements, which at the same time serves for recording conformity/non-conformance with the set requirements in the course of an audit/inspection).

The standard requirements are divided into three levels of importance: Major Musts, Minor Musts and Recommendations. Farmers acquire GLOBALGAP certification on the basis of an inspection conducted by the certification body registered with FoodPLUS.

If you wish to get GLOBALGAP certification, please send us an enquiry.

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