Hop Hop

Hop production has been assessed over the past several years under the GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Combinable Crops Sub-Scope. With the Hop Growers of America (HGA), merchants, processors, and brewer customers around the world, GLOBALG.A.P. has developed a standard to specifically address the unique needs on farm level of the hop growers.

The Hop module (HO) covers: propagation material, soil management, pre-harvest evaluation and harvest and post-harvest activities.

The Hop module is benchmarked by Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and accepted by global brands and retailers who seek GFSI certified sources.

Producers supplying hop cones solely for brewing of beer must comply with the requirements as set out in the All Farm (AF), Crops Base (CB) and Hop (HO) modules.

In cases where producers also supply the fresh market with hop shoots, they need to in addition comply with the Fruit and Vegetables (FV) module.

A Guide to Our Documents

  • The GLOBALG.A.P. Checklist is the document you need to complete your self-assessment.
  • The Control Points and Compliance Criteria (CPCC) document lists everything the standard you are applying for covers, and gives you addtional guidelines to fulfill the requirements.
  • The General Regulations document defines how the certification process works and lists the requirements for quality management systems and related issues.
  • The National Interpretation Guideline (NIG) clarifies how the CPCC have been adapted in a specific country. Please check if there is a NIG for your country. If yes, you are required to use it.


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