Greetings from Cologne.
I am pleased to announce that GLOBALG.A.P. has entered a new era with
respect to consumer-side aquaculture certification: The launch of a consumer label for fish and seafood from certified aquaculture.
The GGN Certified Aquaculture
label combined with the online portal www.ggn.org
consumers to farms and their stories. In addition to
a GGN farm search, the online portal provides detailed information on
the processes involved in aquaculture production.
The online portal www.ggn.org
will also be made available to other aquaculture standards on a cooperation basis,
in order to cover a large selection of certified species and
collaborate with nationally and/or internationally established and
trustworthy standards. A first cooperation was agreed before the
official launch with the standard Friend of the Sea
. We’re expecting the first products to carry the consumer label in June of this year. For more information, please read our press release
and view the launch documentation
from this year’s Seafood Expo Global in Brussels.
June is set to be yet another month of travel and activities on several continents. I will be participating at the Consumer Goods Forum
on 15-17 June 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa, and at the IFAMA
on 19-23 June 2016 in Aarhus, Denmark.
During the United Fresh Show
taking place on 20-22 June in Chicago, USA, our team will be discussing
with the North American National Technical Working Group the possible
changes and additions to the GLOBALG.A.P. Fruit and Vegetable Standard
Version 5 in order to meet the US Food and Drug Administration’s Food
Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements for produce safety. This
will have a significant impact on all producers selling to the United
States, and we will keep you informed on further developments as they
Other developments in the GLOBALG.A.P. Community:
- Lidl Portugal Boosts Growth with GLOBALG.A.P. Certified Locally Sourced Fresh Produce
- ATISA Becomes Peru’s First GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Certified Producer
One more reminder that our G.A.P. Awards 2016
application period ends on 30 June. This a valuable opportunity for
GLOBALG.A.P. certified producers to gain industry recognition for their
hard work and dedication. We kindly invite you to pass on the
information to the GLOBALG.A.P. certified producers in your supply
chain for a chance to win a trip to the GLOBALG.A.P. SUMMIT 2016 in Amsterdam. You can
get more information at www.globalgap.org/gapawards.
These are the upcoming IFA Version 5 Capacity Building & Farm Assurer
Our next TOUR 2016
- Ecuador: 22-23 June 2016, Guayaquil, organized by
- Mexico: 29 June 2016, Guadalajara, organized by
- Colombia: 29-30 August 2016, Armenia, organzied by CCI - Corporación Colombia Internacional