Introducing the new GLOBALG.A.P. Crops for Processing (CfP) Standard
The GLOBALG.A.P. Crops for Processing Standard covers the growing of crops used for further processing, such as cooking, freezing, and juicing, as well as for feed.
The Crops for Processing Standard
is aligned with the Integrated Farm Assurance Standard (IFA),
with the two key differences being the risk-based approach to food safety and the auditing rules.
The food safety risks on farm level for the production of these products (fruit, vegetables and
combinable crops) that will undergo further manufacturing and processing are different from those
products destined for the fresh produce market.
As a result, and based on the link with the processor, various control points may not be applicable on farm level.
Unlike the IFA Standard, the Crops for Processing Standard is a non-accredited standard that has three assessment levels. The first is a verified self-assessment that is uploaded and available to customers, the second level is an inspected self-assessment on-site, and the third level is an inspection by a certification body (similar to the IFA Standard). At this third level, inspections will only take place every three years with the inspected self-assessments and possible unannounced inspections in between.