Developed in cooperation with Albert Heijn and Delhaize, the AH-DLL GROW add-on was launched in August 2020 to assess producers’ risk management with respect to hygiene, pesticide residues, and foreign bodies.

A custom-built solution

The AH- DLL GROW add-on takes the form of an assessment which can be implemented together with the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance inspection or audit. It is required for both individual producers and producer groups that supply fruit and vegetable crops either directly or via their suppliers to Albert Heijn in the Netherlands (AH) or Delhaize in Belgium (DLL).

Information about the AH-DLL GROW assessment

  • A GLOBALG.A.P. approved certification body conducts the assessment of the production facilities.
  • The assessment results – including the given level of compliance – are then uploaded to the GLOBALG.A.P. database. AH-DLL GROW Observers (Albert Heijn/Delhaize employees and service providers who have been granted appropriate access) are then able to view the assessment results.
  • The AH-DLL GROW assessment is valid for one year and is conducted annually in accordance with the IFA inspection/audit cycle.

In addition to the subject of residue monitoring, the requirements include a checklist for hygienic working methods and the prevention of product contamination with foreign bodies/substances. The assessment includes an on-site hygiene inspection.

For further information on AH-DLL GROW, please visit this webpage.

If you have any technical questions regarding the implementation of the AH-DLL GROW add-on version 3, please contact:


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