GLOBALG.A.P. Certification


gcNSF Certification, LLC is accredited to certify to GLOBALG.A.P, a food safety certification program for agriculture and aquaculture producers. Formerly known as EurepGAP, GLOBALG.A.P. is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe.

Based on Good Agricultural Practices, the GLOBALG.A.P. food safety standard encompasses all process activities on the farm and is a business-to-business certification. The GLOBALG.A.P. standard covers 80 countries and is based on review of on-farm compliance against three main scopes: crops, livestock and aquaculture. We can provide GLOBALG.A.P. certification in many of the sub-scopes. For more information, visit our Agriculture Certification page.

Contact us at +86 21 52377700 or to begin your GLOBALG.A.P. certification.

Benefits of Certification

As the internationally recognized standard for farm production, GLOBALG.A.P. benefits farmers, retailers and consumers throughout the world. It provides the most widely recognized and trusted standard for farm assurance and food safety.

Achieving NSF certification to GLOBALG.A.P. provides independent verification that a product or process complies with specific international standards. It enables a food supplier to give assurances that food has been produced, prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards.

NSF Certification, LLC is accredited to audit to the following GLOBALG.A.P. standards: Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA)—sub-scopes Fruit & Vegetables, Flowers & Ornamentals and Combinable Crops); Plant Propagation Material (PPM); and the new Produce Safety Standard (PSS).

GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance Certification

GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) is the most rigorous and comprehensive certification producers can currently attain. Widely implemented and accepted, it covers food safety, traceability, environmental sustainability, worker health and safety, and animal welfare.

GLOBAELG.A.P. Plant Propagation Material Certification

GLOBAELG.A.P. Plant Propagation Material (PPM) certification helps ensure the quality and safety of your products as well as worker and environmental health and safety. It covers the entire production process to provide your customers with safe and sustainably produced products.

GLOBALG.A.P. Produce Safety Standard Certification

The GLOBALG.A.P. Produce Safety Standard (PSS) is the ideal certification for producers supplying U.S. and Canadian customers who are mainly concerned with food safety for fruits and vegetables.

Why Work With NSF?

NSF companies are the leading global certifier to GFSI benchmarked standards, with exceptional technical expertise, consistently calibrated auditors and ample capacity for a timely path to certification. Backed by over 70 years of food safety expertise and a current average of 35,000 GFSI certification audits performed annually, we enable companies around the globe to demonstrate compliance with the most recognized food safety standards in the world.

NSF has a worldwide network of highly skilled and experienced auditors to help organizations of all sizes implement complex food safety solutions.

Certification Process

The GLOBALG.A.P. certification process generally takes an average of six to nine months, depending on a farm’s level of readiness. The process follows five basic steps:

1. Registration
2. Site audit
3. Corrective actions
4. Certification decision
5. Certificate issuance