GLOBALG.A.P. is updating the current Chain of Custody Standard based on implementation feedback received over the last few years and extend its scope to include retail chain stores and restaurant chains for certified products with the GGN logo claim.

Transparency throughout the supply chain guarantees the integrity of the product and reassures customers. The GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody Standard is an essential certificate for all producers and retailers handling GLOBALG.A.P. certified products. It ensures that any product bearing a GLOBALG.A.P. label or sold as a GLOBALG.A.P. certified product is sourced from GLOBALG.A.P. certified farms.

The GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody Standard identifies the status of the product throughout the entire process, from farm to retailer. It lays out strict requirements for handling certified products and the proper segregation of certified and non-certified produce in the processing operation units.

During the development phase, the GLOBALG.A.P. standards team consulted with key members of the industry and received recommendations from a technical focus group. As a stakeholder-focused organization, the next step to ensure that the standard is in keeping with industry needs is to incorporate your input and feedback. Please consider offering your thoughts and recommendations for this new version during the first public consultation period through August until 7 September 2018.

To review the general regulations and control points of the standard, please visit our Public Consultation web page. Please insert your comments directly into the documents or fill out the Standard Comments Form and send them to


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