GLOBALG.A.P: A private organization which establishes voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products worldwide.
The GLOBALG.A.P. standard was developed to ensure consumers that food production at the farm level is carried out through the minimization of negative impacts of agricultural operations on the environment, reduction of chemical use, and assurance of a responsible approach to the health and safety-related matters of the employees,and animal health.
GLOBALG.A.P. is responsible for over 112,000 certified producers, 1,400 trained inspectors and auditors, certifying more than 409 different agricultural products.
Designed to complement GLOBALG.A.P. Certification towards social aspects, GRASP measures can be assessed together with the GLOBALG.A.P. audit.GRASP helps producers establish a good social management system on their farms. It offers buyers added assurance. And it helps protect one of the farm’s most important resources: its people.
The GLOBALG.A.P. Fruit & Vegetables Standard covers all stages of production, from pre-harvest activities such as soil management and plant protection product application to post-harvest produce handling, packing and storing.
The Combinable Crops Standard covers: Propagation Material, Machinery and Equipment, Crop Protection, Harvesting as well as Harvested Crop Handling.
The Poultry Standard covers: Stock Sourcing, Breeding (Parent) Flock, Hatchery, Feed and Water, Housed Poultry, Outdoor Poultry, Mechanical Equipment, Poultry Health, Hygiene and Pest Control, Handling, Residue Monitoring, Emergency Procedures, Inspection, Workers, Humane Slaughter of Casualty Poultry, Dispatch and Transportation.
CFM defines the control points and compliance criteria for quality assurance in the production, supply and purchase of raw materials and feed ingredients for compound feed. It covers all the production steps from the purchase, handling and storage to the processing and distribution of compound feed.