The GGN Label for Certified Aquaculture and Certified Floriculture

The GGN label stands for certified, responsible farming and transparency. It is a universal mark of good farming practices with a strong core in food safety and traceability and is designed to help guide consumers in their day-to-day grocery shopping.

Transparency is at the heart of the GGN label – by connecting consumers to the roots of their food and plants, we help them make informed decisions about the products they buy. And by promoting safe and responsible farming that benefits producers, retailers, and consumers around the globe, we support worldwide sustainable development for the good of future generations and our planet

The GGN Label Portal for Certified Aquaculture and Certified Floriculture

The GGN label can be used with aquaculture and floriculture products that come from GLOBALG.A.P. certified production processes. The label works with the GLOBALG.A.P. Number (GGN), a 13-digit identification number assigned to each producer or producer group with a GLOBALG.A.P. certified production process.

Using the GGN printed together with the GGN label logo on the product packaging, consumers can learn more about the farms that have produced the GLOBALG.A.P. certified products at www.ggn.org

The website also explains what good aquaculture and floriculture practices are and how the farms with GLOBALG.A.P. certified production processes implement them. This direct line between the consumer and the original producer forms the basis of a chain of trust in food production.

How to Get the Label

For aquaculture producers, packers/traders, and retailers, learn more here.

For floriculture producers, packers/traders, and retailers, learn more here.

How the GGN Label Works – A Holistic Approach

The GGN label follows a holistic approach. Our aim is to create trust and transparency on two levels:

On the level of food and plant production, and on the level of certification.

On the level of production, the GGN label is based on the following foundation:

  • The GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard, which ensures that production processes on the farms operate under responsible farming practices that cover food safety, sustainability, environmental protection, animal welfare, and supply chain transparency.

All aquaculture products with the GGN label are certified in accordance with the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture standard.

All floriculture products with the GGN label are certified in accordance with the GLOBALG.A.P. Flowers & Ornamentals standard.

  • All producers must also demonstrate social responsibility by having a GRASP assessment (GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice) with full compliance status.
  • Packers, traders, and retailers using the GGN label on products from IFA-certified production processes must also demonstrate supply chain traceability using the GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody standard.
  • In addition, certified aquaculture producers must source their fish feed from only those manufacturers that are certified against the GLOBALG.A.P. Compound Feed Manufacturing standard, which ensures that the feed they produce follows strict food safety guidelines.

On the level of certification, the GLOBALG.A.P. Certification Integrity Program, the first of its kind in food certification, has built-in monitoring and controlling mechanisms to make sure that the farms and the certification bodies are implementing the standard in line with good agricultural and business practices.

And because the entire certification process is transparent as well, the transparency we require from our producers is transferred to the GGN label and onto the consumer.

 

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For more information, contact us at info@ggn.org.

Learn more at www.ggn.org.

*The term ‘certified product’ refers to products originating from a farm with GLOBALG.A.P. certified production processes.