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GLOBALG.A.P.Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) – Aquaculture

Brief description

GLOBALG.A.P.Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) – Aquaculture is a globally recognized standard for certification of the whole aquaculture chain.It sets best aquaculture practices in the cultivation of farmed fish.

 Detailed Description

The GLOBALG.A.P. aquaculture standard sets strict criteria for:

Legal compliance

Food Safety

Workers’ occupational health & safety

GLOBALG.A.P.Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP)

Animal welfare

Environmental and ecological care

What is the certification procedure?

 You can download the certification regulation here.The regulation contains information on the audit procedure, issuing and renewal of the certification.

 

Certification Regulation

Certification application

 

Who is it for?

 GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture is for all aquaculture businesses, and especially for those that supply products to retailers. The standard is required for companies targeting mainly the European market.

What are the benefits of certification?

The demand for quality and safety of food from all interested parties (consumers, producers, retailers, authorities) is increasing constantly.GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture certification provides the necessary data and documentation for the company, providing proof of the following holistic approach:

 Animal Welfare – Workers’ occupational health & safety – Food safety – Environment & Biodiversity – Traceability

More specifically:

Operational benefits:

  • communication of the management’s targets and objectives to every level of the organization, and a common perception of the business’s operational procedures
  • ongoing and systematic updating and adaptation to regulatory and legal requirements
  • good resource management
  • immediate response to market needs and flexibility in adapting the business through the “risk analysis” process
  • incorporation of aquaculture best practices in farming

Commercial Benefits:

  • demonstrating documented ability to produce quality and safe products
  • strengthening of the organization’s marketing strategy and commercial targets
  • use of the recognized GLOBALG.A.P. logo in company correspondence, showing compliance with an internationally recognized standard

 Who do I contact for certification?

Customer Service Department Contact Person:Ms.Anna Topaltziki, Tel:Tel:2105220920, Ext:187