CBL, the Dutch Food Retail Association (CBL) representing the food retailers and foodservice companies in The Netherlands, has formulated sustainability criteria for the generic pork and poultry meat assortment for the Dutch market. Because of the international approach, CBL has selected GLOBALG.A.P. as a cooperation  partner for its “Sustainable Meat Initiative”.

The “Sustainable Meat Initiative” scheme is built on three pillars, which are all based on private standards and in particular GLOBALG.A.P. on farm level:

  • Animal Health/Human Health: No human antibiotics and controlled reduction of antibiotics
  • Environment
  • Animal Welfare

Requirements developed under the “Sustainable Meat Initiative” will be incorporated in the Integrated Chain Control (IKB) scheme for pig, which has successfully completed its re-benchmarking process for GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Version 4, and in future in the IKB scheme for poultry. These additional requirements will be managed by GLOBALG.A.P. and handled as visible add-ons to a GLOBALG.A.P. level certificate. The status of each IKB farmer will be published on the GLOBALG.A.P. website.

CBL and GLOBALG.A.P. aim to minimize any duplication of audit activity in particular on farm level and will join efforts to work on establishing equivalence levels of other on-farm standards and preparing the conditions for these farms to be registered and published on the GLOBALG.A.P. Database.

Learn more about CBL at www.cbl.nl and www.passievoorfood.nl (Dutch only)