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OCTOBER 2016 EDITION

Dear Colleague,

Greetings from Cologne,

We are pleased to welcome Shwapno, the largest neighborhood supermarket chain in Bangladesh, as a new retail member. Bangladesh has been a center of capacity building for produce farmers in 2016, and our new member wants to take advantage of getting access to the first local farms working under GLOBALG.A.P. Certification. If you are a produce buyer and do not yet use our "Bookmarking Tool", we have made it easier for you to source GLOBALG.A.P. certified products: Simply register online for this convenient service, which allows you to monitor the GLOBALG.A.P. certification status of all of your suppliers. Please find here the English registration and the German registration.

The market adoption of Version 5 of our IFA Standard is progressing strongly. Read more about SwissGAP`s successful re-benchmarking. Please note that Freshcare, the largest food safety scheme for produce in Australia, has published their decision to go through the GLOBALG.A.P. benchmarking process, in order to gain better access to southeast Asian markets. Read more here.

The number of languages of our "G.A.P. in Action" poster series has been increased and now includes Portuguese, in addition to English and Spanish. They are available online. See the download page here.

Our GGN.ORG consumer portal for aquaculture is picking up speed: The Scottish Salmon Company has become the first salmon producer in the UK to secure full GGN licensing. Read more here.

Some post-SUMMIT news: More than 34 presentations have been made available for free download.

As the end of the year is drawing closer, we are now reviewing our communication and media presence, and I would very much appreciate your help: May I draw your attention to a 5-minute online survey, which will help us to ascertain how you use our website and what we might improve? I hope you can participate via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9THHLW9 Thanks for your support.

While October is the month of the two big produce shows (PMA in the USA and Fruit Attraction in Spain), which are both important events for us, our staff are also making their way to the China Fisheries Expo in Qingdao and the Eurotier in Hanover, Germany. So please join us there.

Best regards,

Kristian Moeller
CEO, GLOBALG.A.P.


In this GLOBALG.A.P. Community Newsletter:
Visit us and meet our staff around the world at:
  • EuroTier:
    15-18 November 2016, Germany, Hannover


Survey


The Scottish Salmon Company
A UK First for The Scottish Salmon Company as it
Signs Up to Consumer Quality Assurance Scheme
GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture News

The Scottish Salmon Company has become the first salmon producer in the UK to secure full GGN licensing, an international consumer labelling scheme which guarantees the quality of production and origin of fish and seafood.

Read more...

SwissGAP
SwissGAP FGK Successfully Re-benchmarked
GLOBALG.A.P. Benchmarking News 
 
The scheme SwissGAP FGK (Früchte, Gemüse und Kartoffeln / fruit, vegetables and potatoes) has finalized its GLOBALG.A.P. re-bench-  marking as a resembling scheme against IFA Version 5. The scheme certifies only individual producers and operates exclusively in Switzerland.

Read more...

G.A.P.Awards

SLAP Yapagili
AGFOCERT Issues First GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Version 5 Certificates in Turkey (Yapagili Cooperative) and Bosnia-Herzegovina (SLAP Ltd.)
GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture News

The certification body AGFOCERT is proud to announce that the Turkish Yapagili Cooperative has become the the first fish farm in the world to become certified against GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Version 5.0.

Read more...

Batia Ginger
GLOBALG.A.P. Certified Brazilian Ginger
GLOBALG.A.P. Producer News

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Batia Euroconte, a Brazilian fruit and vegetables exporter founded in 1976, is in the middle of its ginger season (from June to December). Brazilian ginger is well known for its strong flavour and size, and this year’s harvest looks promising.

Read more...

Hirofumi Imataki
GLOBALG.A.P. Consultant Japan - Hirofumi Imataki
GLOBALG.A.P. News

Hirofumi Imataki was born in 1955 in Japan. He was one of the intial members of the GLOBALG.A.P. National Technical Working Group (NTWG) Japan established in 2010, and now serves as an external support representative to GLOBALG.A.P.

Read more...

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