Retailer Produce Working Group', is a platform of leading
retailers in Europe active in the retail business of the
agricultural food industry. ''GAP'' stands for 'Good
Agricultural Practice', a minimum production standard for a good
agricultural practice of agricultural products.
Since 2008 the official name EUREPGAP is changed into GLOBALGAP.
The new standard GLOBALGAP IFA is a global accepted food safety
standard for retailers. Globalgap uses GAP as a production
standard for the certification of good agricultural practice in
the and includes certification for agricultural, animal and
Globalgap is based on the principles of risk prevention, risk
analysis and HACCP, sustainable agriculture by means of
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Integrated Crop Management
(ICM), using existing technologies for the continuous
improvement of farming systems.
Technically speaking, Globalgap is a set of normative documents
suitable to be accredited to internationally recognised
certification criteria such as ISO Guide 65. Representatives
from around the globe and all stages of the food chain have been
involved in the development of these documents. In addition the
views from stakeholders outside the Industry including consumer
and environmental organisations and governments have helped
shape the protocols. This wide consultation has produced a
robust and challenging but nonetheless achievable protocol which
farmers around the world can use to demonstrate compliance with
Good Agricultural Practices. The standards are openly available
and free to obtain from the Globalgap website.
Globalgap members include retailers, producers/farmers and
associate members from the input and service side of
agriculture. The work of the Committees is supported by Food
PLUS, a not-for-profit limited company based in Cologne,
Global GAP IFA
Crops Base : Fruit & Vegetables, Combinable crops,
Flowers & Ornamentals, coffee and Tea.
Livestock : Cattle&Sheep, Pig, Poulty and Turkey
Aquaculture : Salmon, Shrimp, Tilapia, Pangasius
Globalgap Feed Manufacturer Standard
Globalgap Plant Propagation Material
Globalgap Social Standard GRASP
Globalgap Chain of Custody