Requirements for the GGN Label

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For products to be eligible for the GGN label, each member in the supply chain must have the relevant certification and/or level of assessment compliance.

Agriculture Products (Fruit and Vegetables):

  • Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) certificate for Fruit and Vegetables at farm level (or a GLOBALG.A.P. equivalent benchmarked scheme – click here to learn more)
  • Full compliance with the GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP) at farm level
  • Maximum residue levels monitored by a GLOBALG.A.P. approved residue monitoring system
  • Chain of Custody certification for supply chain members
  • GGN label license for the business responsible for labeling the product

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The term “certified product” refers to products originating from farms with GLOBALG.A.P. certified production processes or a benchmarked equivalent.

Aquaculture Products:

  • Fish feed sourced exclusively from manufacturers with GLOBALG.A.P. Compound Feed Manufacturing certification (or certification from an equivalent benchmarked scheme or an ISO/IEC 17065 or ISO/IEC 17021 accredited feed scheme)
  • Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) certificate for Aquaculture at each production stage
  • Full compliance with the GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP) at farm level
  • Chain of Custody certification for supply chain members
  • GGN label license for the business responsible for labeling the product

Floriculture Products (Flowers and Plants):

  • Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) certificate for Flowers and Ornamentals at farm level (or a GLOBALG.A.P. equivalent benchmarked scheme – click here to learn more)
  • Full compliance with the GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP) at farm level
  • Chain of Custody certification for supply chain members
  • GGN label license for the business responsible for labeling the product


Not GLOBALG.A.P. certified but certified against a GLOBALG.A.P. equivalent benchmarked scheme?

Click here for floriculture benchmarked schemes

 

Click here for fruit and vegetables benchmarked schemes


Who needs Chain of Custody certification?

  • All businesses who handle/trade the certified products* prior to packing/labeling (packaged and loose products)
  • All consumer-facing (B2C) businesses that handle/trade the certified products after packing/labeling (packaged and loose products)
  • B2C businesses that sell loose labeled products (e.g., retailer’s fresh fish counter, restaurant selling certified fish labeled as such on the menu)

B2C businesses that sell packaged products do not need Chain of Custody certification.
For more detailed information, please see the GGN label brochures found under “Download” on the right.

Responsible farming you can trust

In order to ensure the integrity of GLOBALG.A.P. certification, the GLOBALG.A.P. Certification Integrity Program (CIPRO) consistently monitors and assesses the performance of the certification bodies who issue GLOBALG.A.P. certificates. CIPRO ensures that certification bodies are conducting their audits in line with GLOBALG.A.P. guidelines and procedures and verifies that the same criteria and quality standards have been used on a consistent basis. With this, all members of the supply chain can rest assured that products with the GGN label stem from trustworthy, responsible farming practices.

 

Click here to learn how to get started with the GGN label