AGRO Q as consultants for the development and support of quality, environmental management and traceability systems in the agri-food sector, ensure quality and environmental protection in the primary production sectors.
This International standard focuses on Food Safety. It documents the implementation, maintenance and review of a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system for businesses that prepare, process, produce, package, store, transport, distribute, trade and offer for sale food as well as feed, examines the health risk factors that can affect the food (e.g. microbes, chemicals, foreign matter) at all stages of its preparation and suggests appropriate preventive measures to deal with them.
GLOBAL GAP IFA
GLOBAL GAP CfP
It is a private globalized production protocol with the aim of complying with the Principles of Good Agricultural Practice (G.A.P.), the production of safe-quality agricultural products with respect for the protection of the environment and the well-being of the workers in the agricultural enterprise.
It has been drawn up following the initiative of the largest European retailers (Supermarkets) and due to its wide acceptance by more and more markets, it promotes the international recognition of certified agricultural businesses and promotes the recognition of Greek agricultural products in the minds of European consumers.
The GLOBALGAP protocol is applied either to individual producers (Option 1) or to a group of producers (Option 2). The main sectors of agricultural activity to which the protocol applies are:
-Plant production (fruits & vegetables, ornamental flowers & plants, large crop plants, coffee, tea).
-Nurseries of propagating material.
The BRC is a series of Standards for Food Safety & Quality, developed by the British Retail Organisation, in order to assess businesses that supply supermarket chains. Its updated versions are globally recognized standards that define the requirements of safety and quality management systems.
AGRO Standard 2-1 & 2-2 is an environmental management system with elements of a quality system, which can be applied to each agricultural holding on a collective basis by Producer Groups with scientific support and monitoring by a supervising technical advisor.
It is based on compliance with legal requirements, the rational use of all inputs (water, fertilizers, plant protection products) and the monitoring and control of all production phases with the aim of protecting the environment and the consumer, as well as the production of branded, quality, safe and competing products.
AGROCERT/ OPEGEP has developed the AGRO 2.1 & AGRO 2.2 standards, which describe the requirements to which an agricultural holding must comply, in order to be certified for the implementation of the Integrated Management System (IMS) in the production of its products.
The IFS Standard is a common Food Safety and Quality Standard (International Food Standard), which resulted from the cooperation of the members of the German Retail Federation and the corresponding French one.
The IFS sets out the specific requirements for food safety, legality and quality that must be met by businesses that process and/or pack food. It allows the evaluation of the implemented food safety and quality systems by the suppliers of the food chain, according to a uniform approach. The IFS Standard applies to all stages of food processing subsequent to primary production.
The International Food Standard is based on the ever-increasing demands of consumers for safe food and on meeting the requirements arising from both national and European legislation.
IFS is an important tool for food exporters.
LEAF Marque is a leading global assurance system recognising more sustainably farmed products. LEAF Marque certified businesses have been independently verified against the robust LEAF Marque Standard.
SMETA is the world’s most widely used audit. Businesses use SMETA to understand and make improvements to working conditions and environmental performance in their business and supply chain.