With the “sixty days plus rule”, GLOBALG.A.P. publishes its IFA Standard Version 5 - Edition 5.0-1_Feb16. Main change is an amendment in Compliance Criteria of 4.2.1 of the Fruit and Vegetables module.

"We hereby continue to pursue the goal of minimizing the risk of potential microbiological hazards," said Kristian Moeller, CEO of GLOBALG.A.P.  "At the same time, the Standard gives producers the necessary flexibility to individually make use of innovative techniques."

The new rule for application time not only increases the flexibility for producers, but also their responsibility for taking possible risks into consideration. 

See highlighted changes here.

For further information see our press release from 17 December 2015.

Contact: Claudia Meifert