Recently GLOBALG.A.P. and the GFSI Board received a complaint from Costco Wholesale regarding individual producers doing direct sales outside their Option 2 group. GLOBALG.A.P. is currently doing a North America-only trial to determine the viability of allowing this within the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance Standard, enhancing traceability while recognizing the realities of current industry practice.

For more information, please see the documents below:

Costco complaint (PDF)

GLOBALG.A.P. response (PDF)