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The GLOBALG.A.P. IFA (Integrated Farm Assurance Standard) covers Good Agricultural Practices for agriculture, aquaculture, livestock and horticulture production.
GLOBALG.A.P. IFA is a modular standard that allows producers to get certified for several sub-scopes at the same audit. The modules include the General Regulations and the Control Points and Compliance Criteria (CPCC) for each sub-scope. It is also important to note that there are two certification options. Option 1 is for single producers with or without an optional quality management system. Option 2 is for groups with multiple producers with a mandatory quality management system.
The new IFA version 5.4-1-GFS for Fruit and Vegetables is mandatory for all audits that take place after January 22, 2022, for companies currently certified against IFA v5.3-GFS and still requiring GFSI recognition. GLOBALG.A.P. IFA v5.3-GFS audits will no longer be available from that date onward. A new GFSI version for Aquaculture will follow later.
IFA v5.4-1-GFS has a stronger emphasis on audit protocols, food safety management and practices, paperwork, and continual training of auditors, inspectors and GLOBALG.A.P. Farm Assurers.
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