Standards or add-ons currently under preparation

  • TR4 Biosecurity for Bananas standard

Standards or add-ons currently under revision

All GLOBALG.A.P. add-ons are currently undergoing revision to be compatible with the recently launched flagship Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) version 6 standard. All relevant add-on revisions are scheduled for completion by January 2024 when IFA v6 becomes obligatory.

  • Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule (FSMA PSR) v2 add-on
  • GLOBALG.A.P. Farm Sustainability Assessment v2.2 add-on
  • BioDiversity v1.1 add-on
  • Impact-Driven Approach to Sustainability (IDA) v1.1 add-on
  • Sustainable Program for Irrigation and Groundwater Use (SPRING) v2 add-on
  • TR4 Biosecurity for Bananas v1.1 add-on

Additionally, the following standards are also undergoing revision:

  • IFA v6 for plant propagation material standard
  • IFA v6 for combinable crops standard
  • Produce Handling Assurance (PHA) v1.3 standard

Standards and add-ons published in 2022

GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) version 6 standard

The new IFA v6 was published as a preliminary final version on 26 April 2022. On 29 September 2022, the final standard documents for IFA v6 were published for fruits and vegetables, flowers and ornamentals, hops, and aquaculture. IFA v6 becomes mandatory on 1 January 2024 and will replace all previous versions.

General regulations for IFA v6 Smart and GFS

  • Rules for individual producers
  • Rules for producer groups and multisite producers with QMS
  • Rules for parallel ownership
  • Rules for flexible distribution
  • Rules for certification bodies
  • Rules for plants scope
  • Rules for aquaculture scope
  • GLOBALG.A.P. certification body sanction catalogue
  • GLOBALG.A.P. Full Remote – List of auditable add-ons
  • GLOBALG.A.P. Full Remote

Principles and criteria

Plants scope

  • Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) Smart – Fruit and vegetables
  • Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) GFS – Fruit and vegetables
  • Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) Smart – Flowers and ornamentals
  • Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) Smart – Hops

Aquaculture scope

  • Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) Smart/GFS – Aquaculture

Further normative documents for IFA v6 Smart and GFS

  • Residue monitoring system (RMS) checklist
  • GLOBALG.A.P. trademarks use: Policy and guidelines
  • Audit Online Hub upload rules
  • Data access rules

For more information on the IFA standard, click here.

 

In addition to IFA, the following standards and add-ons have been developed or revised and published in 2022:

  • GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP) v2 add-on
  • Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule (FSMA PSR) v1.3 add-on
  • BioDiversity v1 add-on
  • GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody (CoC) v6.1 standard

Standards and add-ons published before 2022

  • GLOBALG.A.P. Farm Sustainability Assessment v2.1-2 add-on
  • Impact-Driven Approach to Sustainability (IDA) v1 add-on
  • Sustainable Program for Irrigation and Groundwater Use (SPRING) v1.1 add-on
  • TR4 Biosecurity for Bananas v1 add-on
  • Responsibility Operations Standard (ROS) v1 add-on
  • Produce Handling Assurance (PHA) v1.2 standard

localg.a.p.

  • localg.a.p. v3
  • Primary Farm Assurance (PFA) v5
  • Impact-Driven Approach to Sustainability (IDA) v1 module