Fruca Marketing is the first company to complete the GLOBALG.A.P. Farm Sustainability Assessment (GGFSA) Add-on for one of its producers called SAT 4207 La Forja. The Spanish distributor of lettuce, endives, melons, watermelons, capsicums, and citrus fruit was established in 1986. Certifications according to GLOBALG.A.P., including various add-ons and other important standards, are a key component of its quality assurance system. The certification body through which Fruca Marketing obtains its GLOBALG.A.P. certification, including the new add-on, is Kiwa.

Kiwa was originally formed by the Dutch drinking water companies in 1948 to safeguard the country’s water supply by examining every component that might come into contact with drinking water. Today, the company provides testing, inspection and certification in a wide range of industries around the world. Its areas of expertise include management systems, corporate social responsibility, and lab testing for industries such as energy and power generation, healthcare, mining, drinking water, and many more, including – last but not least – food, feed and farming. Kiwa employs more than 4,700 people in over 40 countries around the globe.

As a major certification body especially for the Spanish agriculture and food sector, Kiwa Spain leverages its long-standing expertise to offer a wide range of certifications, including the GLOBALG.A.P. standards for Fruit and Vegetables, Combinable Crops, Flowers and Ornamentals, Plant Propagation Material, and Chain of Custody.

Now, Kiwa Spain has added the GLOBALG.A.P. FSA Add-on to its extensive portfolio to give producers, manufacturers, traders, and retailers an easy way to ensure sustainable production. Scheme Manager GLOBALG.A.P. Kiwa Imma Lluesma explains: “Soon after we learned about FSA through some of our clients it became  a priority for us to offer this service. Needless to say, FSA’s sustainability adds value to our clients’ products, and now Kiwa Spain is able to manage the protocol together with GLOBALG.A.P.”

Find out more about the brand new GGFSA Add-on www.globalgap.org/sai-platform/faq.