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GLOBALGAP Certification
GLOBALGAP -  Fruit and vegetable production

GLOBALGAP Certification

GLOBALGAP Certification

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Certification of agricultural products all over the world

GLOBALGAP establishes voluntary standards that can be used to certify agricultural products all over the world.

The growing concern over food safety and environmental protection means that ensuring compliance with good practices in this sector is essential.

The protocol is based on Food Safety criteria. It includes production methods in order to monitor the use of crop protection agents to minimise the impact of residues on food, humans and the environment.


  • It gives assurance to consumers with respect to food safety and environmental and work-related standards.
  • In order to do this, an operational standard has been devised that covers the entire production process of the certified product, from the start (sowing or planting), covering all subsequent agricultural activities, to the time the product is withdrawn from use


  • It inspires confidence in consumers.
  • Guarantees access to markets.
  • Reduces the number of inspections carried out by third parties due to distribution.
  • More efficient and dynamic monitoring of food safety hazards.
  • Enables compliance with relevant legislation:
  • Expedites an efficient communication with all interested parties.
  • Time and cost savings in audits integrated with BRC, IFS, GRASP, ALBERT HEIJN, TESCO NURTURE, LEAF MARQUE.

Nowadays most European distribution companies insist that their fruit and vegetable suppliers comply with this protocol, as a guarantee that good agricultural practices have been applied.

Due to its structure, which is based on risk management, certification of GLOBALG.A.P. can be performed in conjunction with food safety audits of BRC (Global Standard for Food Safety) and IFS (International Food Standard) protocols, as these include the requirements of a food safety system.

GLOBALG.A.P. audits can be performed alongside other modules to acquire conformity assessments with TESCO NURTURE, ALBERT HEIJN, GRASP, LEAF MARKS and GLOBALG.A.P. PPM (Plant Propagation Material).​​

Once the Audit process has been completed, if the requirements established in the protocol are fulfilled:



AENOR is accredited by ENAC in accordance with the ISO Standard/IEC 17065:2012 for the GLOBALGAP certification of Fruit and Vegetables from December 2001.