Primary Farm Assurance Primary Farm Assurance

The Primary Farm Assurance Standard

The Primary Farm Assurance (PFA) standard is ready for use. The PFA General Rules, and the relevant control points and compliance criteria have been set by the GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat. No customization of the PFA standard is possible, unless it is handled as a separate project. If you are interested in setting up a private customized solution, kindly contact for more information.

The PFA General Rules supply the basis for implementing the PFA standard. There are different levels available for the control points and compliance criteria of PFA. These levels are a subset of the requirements of the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard.

Any certification body (CB) and/or verification body (VB; if the market accepts VBs conducting the assessments) seeking to assess producers against the PFA standard must be formally approved by the GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat before they may conduct any PFA assessments. Please contact our CB Administration for more information:

The status of a PFA producer can be verified in the GLOBALG.A.P. database. Parties that require more information must become market participants of the PFA standard.

For more information on GLOBALG.A.P. database access packages, please visit our web page Sourcing Certified Products or contact the GLOBALG.A.P. customer support team at:

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