AF ALL FARM BASE
Control points in this module are applicable to all producers seeking certification as it covers issues relevant to all farming businesses. (US-Harmonized-)F1.1.1
One of the key features of sustainable farming is the continuous integration of site-specific knowledge and practical experiences into future management planning and practices. This section is intended to ensure that the land, buildings and other facilities, which constitute the fabric of the farm, are properly managed to ensure the safe production of food and protection of the environment.
AF 1.1.1 Is a reference system for each field, orchard, greenhouse, yard, plot, livestock building/pen, and/or other area/location used in production established and referenced on a farm plan or map? Minor Must
AF 1.1.2 Is a recording system established for each unit of production or other area/location to provide a record of the livestock/aquaculture production and/or agronomic activities undertaken at those locations? (US-Harmonized-)F1.2.1-1.3.3 Major Must
AF 1.2.1 Is there a risk assessment available at the initial inspection for all sites registered for certification? During subsequent inspections, a risk assessment for new or existing production sites where risks have changed (this includes rented land) is available. Does this risk assessment show that the site in question is suitable for production, with regards to food safety, the environment, and animal health where applicable? (US-Harmonized-)F1.2.1 Major Must
AF 1.2.2 Has a management plan been developed which establishes strategies to minimize the risks identified in the risk assessment (AF 1.2.1)? (US-Harmonized-)F1.2.1-2.1.1 Minor Must
Important details of farming practices should be recorded and records kept.
AF 2.1 Are all records requested during the external inspection accessible and kept for a minimum period of time of two years, unless a longer requirement is stated in specific control points? (US-Harmonized-)F1.3.1-1.3.2-1.3.3 Minor Must
AF 2.2 Does the producer or producer group take responsibility to conduct a minimum of one internal self-assessment or producer group internal inspection, respectively, per year against the GLOBALG.A.P. Standard? (US-Harmonized-)F1.9.1 Major Must
AF 2.3 Are effective corrective actions taken as a result of non-conformances detected during the internal self-assessment or internal producer group inspections? Major Must
ALL FARM BASE
AF 3.1.1 Does the producer have a written risk assessment for hazards to worker health and safety? Minor Must
AF 3.1.2 Does the farm have written health and safety procedures addressing issues identified in the risk assessment of AF 3.1.1? Minor Must
AF 3.1.3 Have all workers received health and safety training? Minor Must
AF 3.2.1 Does the farm have a written risk assessment for hygiene? (US-Harmonized-)F1.2.1-1.2.2 Minor Must
AF 3.2.2 Does the farm have documented hygiene instructions for all workers? (US-Harmonized-)F2.2 Minor Must
AF 3.2.3 Have all persons working on the farm received annual basic hygiene training according to the hygiene instructions in AF 3.2.2? (US-Harmonized-)F1.4.1 Minor Must
AF 3.2.4 Are the farm�s hygiene procedures implemented? (US-Harmonized-)F2.2.2-1.1.3 Major Must
AF 3.3.1 Is there a record kept for training activities and attendees? Minor Must
AF 3.3.2 Do all workers handling and/or administering veterinary medicines, chemicals, disinfectants, plant protection products, biocides and/or other hazardous substances and all workers operating dangerous or complex equipment as defined in the risk analysis in AF 3.1.1 have certificates of competence, and/or details of other such qualifications? (US-Harmonized-)F1.4.1-1.4.2-2.3.3 Major Must
AF 3.4.1 Do accident and emergency procedures exist; are they visually displayed, and are they communicated to all persons associated with the farm activities? Minor Must
AF 3.4.2 Are potential hazards clearly identified by warning signs? Minor Must
AF 3.4.3 Is safety advice for substances hazardous to worker health available/accessible? Minor Must
AF 3.4.4 Are first aid kits present at all permanent sites and in the vicinity of fieldwork? Minor Must
AF 3.4.5 Are there always an appropriate number of persons (at least one person) trained in first aid present on each farm whenever on-farm activities are being carried out? Minor Must
AF 3.5.1 Are workers, visitors, and subcontractors equipped with suitable protective clothing in accordance with legal requirements and/or label instructions and/or as authorized by a competent authority? Major Must
AF 3.5.2 Is protective clothing cleaned after use and stored so as to prevent contamination of the personal clothing? Major Must
AF 3.6.1 Is a member of management clearly identifiable as responsible for workers� health, safety and welfare? Major Must
AF 3.6.2 Do regular two-way communication meetings take place between management and workers? Are there records from such meetings? Recom.
AF 3.6.3 Do workers have access to clean food storage areas, designated rest areas, hand washing facilities, and drinking water? (US-Harmonized-)F2.2..14-2.2.16-2.2.4-2.2.5-2.2.17 Minor Must
AF 3.6.4 Are on-site living quarters habitable and have the basic services and facilities? Minor Must
AF 4.1 When the producer makes use of subcontractors, is all the relevant information available on farm? (US-Harmonized-)F1.4.3 Minor Must
AF 4.2 Are all subcontractors and visitors made aware of the relevant procedures on personal safety and hygiene? (US-Harmonized-)F2.2.2 Minor Must
Waste minimization should include: review of current practices, avoidance of waste, reduction of waste, re-use of waste, and recycling of waste.
AF 5.1.1 Have possible waste products and sources of pollution been identified in all areas of the business? (US-Harmonized-)F4.1.3 Minor Must
AF 5.2.1 Is there a documented farm waste management plan to avoid and/or reduce wastage and pollution and does the waste management plan include adequate provisions for waste disposal? (US-Harmonized-)F4.1.3 Recom.
AF 5.2.2 Has all litter/waste been cleared up? (US-Harmonized-)F4.1.3 Major Must
AF 5.2.3 Provided there is no risk of disease carry-over, are organic wastes composted on the farm and utilized for soil conditioning? (US-Harmonized-)F2.6.1-2.6.2 Recom.
Farming and environment are inseparably linked. Managing wildlife and landscape is of great importance; enhancement of species as well as structural diversity of land and landscape features will benefit from the abundance and diversity of flora and fauna.
AF 6.1.1 Does each producer have a management of wildlife and conservation plan for the enterprise that acknowledges the impact of farming activities on the environment? Minor Must
AF 6.1.2 Has the producer considered how to enhance the environment for the benefit of the local community and flora and fauna and is this policy compatible with sustainable commercial agricultural production and does it strive to minimize environmental impact of the agricultural activity? Recom.
AF 6.2.1 Has consideration been given to the conversion of unproductive sites (e.g. low lying wet areas, woodlands, headland strip or areas of impoverished soil, etc.) to conservation areas for the encouragement of natural flora and fauna? Recom.
AF 6.3.1 Can the producer show monitoring of on farm energy use? Recom.
Management of complaints will lead to an overall better production system.
AF 7.1 Is there a complaint procedure available relating to issues covered by the GLOBALG.A.P. Standard and does this procedure ensure that complaints are adequately recorded, studied, and followed up including a record of actions taken? Major Must
AF 8.1 Does the producer have documented procedures how to manage/initiate withdrawal/recall of certified products from the marketplace and are they tested annually? (US-Harmonized-)F1.7.1 Major Must
AF 9.1 Is there a risk assessment for food defense and are procedures in place to address identified food defense risks? Major Must
AF 11.1 Is the GLOBALG.A.P. (EUREPGAP) word, trademark or logo and the GGN (GLOBALG.A.P. Number) used according to the GLOBALG.A.P. General Regulations and according to the Sublicense and Certification Agreement? Major Must
AF 12.1 Parallel production and/or ownership (only applicable where certified and non-certified products are produced and/or owned by one legal entity.
AF 12.1.1 Is there an effective system in place to identify and segregate all GLOBALG.A.P. certified and non-certified products? Major Must
AF 12.1.2 Is there a system to ensure that all final products originating from a certified production process are correctly identified? Major Must
AF 12.1.3 Is there a final check to ensure correct product dispatch of certified and non-certified products? Major Must
AF 12.1.4 Do all transaction documents include the GGN, GLN or the sub-GLN of the certificate holder and reference to the GLOBALG.A.P. certified status? Major Must
AF 12.1.5 Are appropriate identification procedures in place and records for identifying products purchased from different sources? Major Must
AF 12.1.6 Are all sales details of certified and non-certified products recorded? Major Must
AF 12.1.7 Are all details of certified and non-certified product quantities recorded and summarized? Major Must
AF 12.1.8 Are conversion ratios and/or loss (input-output calculations of a given production process) during handling calculated and controlled? Major Must
CB CROPS BASE
Traceability facilitates the recall/withdrawal of foods and enables customers to be provided with targeted and accurate information concerning implicated products.
CB 1.1 Is GLOBALG.A.P. registered product traceable back to and trackable from the registered farm (and other relevant registered areas) where it has been produced and, if applicable, handled? (US-Harmonized-)F1.6.1-1.6.2 Major Must
The choice of propagation material plays an important role in the production process and, by using the appropriate varieties, can help to reduce the number of fertilizer and plant protection product applications. The choice of propagation material is a precondition of good plant growth and product quality.
CB 2.1.1 Is there a document that guarantees seed quality (free from injurious pests, diseases, virus, etc.)? Recom.
CB 2.1.2 Are quality guarantees or certified production guarantees documented for purchased propagation material? Minor Must
CB 2.1.3 Are plant health quality control systems operational for in-house nursery propagation? Minor Must
CB 2.2.1 Is the use of chemical treatments of all purchased propagation material (seed, rootstocks, seedlings, plantlets, cuttings) recorded? Minor Must
CB 2.2.2 Are plant protection product treatments recorded for in-house nursery propagation materials applied during the plant propagation period? Minor Must
CB 2.3.1 Does the planting of or trials with GMO's comply with all applicable legislation in the country of production? Major Must
CB 2.3.2 Is there documentation available when the producer is growing genetically modified organisms? Minor Must
CB 2.3.3 Have the direct clients of the producer been informed of the GMO status of the product? Major Must
CB 2.3.4 Is there a plan for handling GM material (i.e. crops and trials) identifying strategies to minimize contamination risks (e.g. such as accidental mixing of adjacent non-GM crops) and maintaining product integrity? Minor Must
CB 2.3.5 Are GMO crops stored separately from other crops to avoid adventitious mixing? Major Must
CB 3.1 Does the producer keep records on seed/planting rate, sowing/planting date? Minor Must
CB 3.2 Is there, where feasible, crop rotation for annual crops? Minor Must
Soil is the basis of all agricultural production; the conservation and improvement of this valuable resource is essential. Good soil husbandry ensures long-term fertility of soil, aids yield and contributes to profitability.
CB 4.1 Have soil maps been prepared for the farm? Recom.
CB 4.2 Have techniques been used to improve or maintain soil structure, and to avoid soil compaction? Minor Must
CB 4.3 Are field cultivation techniques used to reduce the possibility of soil erosion? Minor Must
The decision making process involves crop demands; the supply must be in the soil and available nutrients from farm manure and crop residues. Correct application to optimize use and storage procedures to avoid loss and contamination must be followed.
CB 5.1.1 Is the application of all fertilizers done according to the specific needs of the crop and soil condition? Minor Must
CB 5.2.1 Are recommendations for application of fertilizers (organic or inorganic) given by competent, qualified persons? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.3 Minor Must
5.3.1 to 5.3.5: Do records of all applications of soil and foliar fertilizers, both organic and inorganic, include the following criteria:
CB 5.3.1 Field, orchard or greenhouse reference? (US-Harmonized-)F1.6.1 Minor Must
CB 5.3.2 Application dates? (US-Harmonized-)F1.6.1 Minor Must
CB 5.3.3 Applied fertilizer types? (US-Harmonized-)F1.6.1 Minor Must
CB 5.3.4 Applied quantities? (US-Harmonized-)F1.6.1 Minor Must
CB 5.3.5 Method of application? (US-Harmonized-)F1.6.1 Minor Must
CB 5.3.6 Operator details? Minor Must
5.4.1 to 5.4.7: Are all fertilizers stored:
CB 5.4.1 Separately from plant protection products? Minor Must
CB 5.4.2 In a covered area? Minor Must
CB 5.4.3 In a clean area? Minor Must
CB 5.4.4 In a dry area? Minor Must
CB 5.4.5 In an appropriate manner, which reduces the risk of contamination of watercourses? (US-Harmonized-)F2.6.1-2.3.1 Minor Must
CB 5.4.6 Not together with harvested products? (US-Harmonized-)F2.6.1-2.3.1-3.5.3 Major Must
CB 5.4.7 Is there an up-to-date fertilizer stock inventory or record of use available? Minor Must
CB 5.5.1 Has the use of human sewage sludge been banned on the farm? Major Must
CB 5.5.2 Has a risk assessment been carried out for organic fertilizer, which, prior to application, considers its source, characteristics and intended use? (US-Harmonized-)F2.6.1-2.6.2 Minor Must
CB 5.5.3 Has account been taken of the nutrient contribution of organic fertilizer applications? Minor Must
CB 5.5.4 Is organic fertilizer stored in an appropriate manner, which reduces the risk of contamination of the environment? (US-Harmonized-)F2.6.1 Minor Must
CB 5.6.1 Are purchased fertilizers accompanied by documentary evidence of nutrient content (N,P,K)? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.1 Minor Must
CB 5.6.2 Are purchased inorganic fertilizers accompanied by documentary evidence of chemical content, which includes heavy metals? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.1 Recom.
Water is a scarce natural resource and irrigation should be triggered by appropriate forecasting and/or by technical equipment allowing for efficient use of irrigation water. For information about responsible water use see Annex CB 2.
CB 6.1.1 Have systematic methods of prediction been used to calculate the water requirement of the crop? Recom.
CB 6.2.1 Can the producer justify the methods of irrigation used in light of water conservation? Major Must
CB 6.2.2 Is there a water management plan to optimize water usage and reduce waste? Recom.
CB 6.2.3 Are records of irrigation/fertigation water usage maintained? Recom.
CB 6.3.1 Has the use of untreated sewage water for irrigation/fertigation been banned? (US-Harmonized-)F220.127.116.11-18.104.22.168-22.214.171.124 Major Must
CB 6.3.2 Has an annual risk assessment for irrigation/fertigation water pollution been completed? (US-Harmonized-)F126.96.36.199-188.8.131.52 Minor Must
CB 6.3.3 Is irrigation water analyzed at a frequency in line with the risk assessment (CB 6.3.2)? (US-Harmonized-)F184.108.40.206 Minor Must
CB 6.3.4 According to the risk assessment in CB 6.3.2, does the laboratory analysis consider microbial contaminants? (US-Harmonized-)F220.127.116.11 Minor Must
CB 6.3.5 Does a suitable laboratory carry out the analysis? (US-Harmonized-)F1.5.1-1.5.2 Recom.
CB 6.3.6 If the risk analysis so requires, have adverse results been acted upon before the next harvest cycle? (US-Harmonized-)F1.5.3-1.5.4-18.104.22.168 Minor Must
CB 6.4.1 To protect the environment, is water abstracted from a sustainable source? Minor Must
CB 6.4.2 Has advice on abstraction been sought from water authorities, where necessary? Minor Must
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) involves the careful consideration of all available pest control techniques and the subsequent integration of appropriate measures that discourage the development of pest populations, and keeps plant protection products and other interventions to levels that are economically justified and reduce or minimize risks to human health and the environment. An IPM Toolbox (Annex CB 3) has been elaborated to provide alternative actions for the application of IPM techniques in the commercial production of agricultural and horticultural crops. Given the natural variation on pest development for the different crops and areas, any IPM system must be implemented in the context of local physical (climatic, topographical etc.), biological (pest complex, natural enemy complex, etc.) and economical conditions.
CB 7.1 Has assistance with implementation of IPM systems been obtained through training or advice? Minor Must
CB 7.2 to 7.4: Can the producer show evidence of implementation of at least one activity that falls in the category of:
CB 7.2 Prevention? Major Must
CB 7.3 Observation and Monitoring? Major Must
CB 7.4 Intervention? Major Must
CB 7.5 Have anti-resistance label and/or other recommendations been followed to maintain the effectiveness of available plant protection products? Minor Must
In situations where pest attack will adversely affect the economic value of a crop, it may be necessary to intervene with specific pest control methods, including plant protection products (PPP). The correct use, handling and storage of plant protection products are essential.
CB 8.1.1 Is a current list kept of plant protection products that are authorized in the country of production for use on crops being grown? Minor Must
CB 8.1.2 Do producers only use plant protection products that are currently authorized in the country of use for the target crop (i.e. where such official registration scheme exists)? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.1 Major Must
CB 8.1.3 Is the plant protection product applied appropriate for the target as recommended on the product label? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.1 Major Must
CB 8.1.4 Are invoices of registered plant protection products kept? Minor Must
CB 8.2.1 Do competent persons make the choice of plant protection products? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.3 Major Must
8.3.1 to 8.3.10: Are records of all plant protection product applications kept and do they include the following criteria:
CB 8.3.1 Crop name and/or variety? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.1 Major Must
CB 8.3.2 Application location? Major Must
CB 8.3.3 Application date? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.1 Major Must
CB 8.3.4 Product trade name and active ingredient? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.1 Major Must
CB 8.3.5 Operator? Minor Must
CB 8.3.6 Justification for application? Minor Must
CB 8.3.7 Technical authorization for application? Minor Must
CB 8.3.8 Product quantity applied? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.1 Minor Must
CB 8.3.9 Application machinery used? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.1 Minor Must
CB 8.3.10 Pre-harvest interval? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.1 Major Must
CB 8.4.1 Have the registered pre-harvest intervals been observed? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.1 Major Must
CB 8.5.1 Is surplus application mix or tank washings disposed of in a way that does not compromise food safety and the environment? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.5 Minor Must
CB 8.6.1 Can the producer demonstrate that information regarding the Country(ies) of Destination�s (i.e. market in which the producer intends to trade) Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) is available? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.2 Major Must
CB 8.6.2 Has action been taken to meet the MRLs of the market the producer is intending to trade the produce in? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.2 Major Must
CB 8.6.3 Has the producer completed a risk assessment to determine if the products will be compliant with the MRLs in the country of destination? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.2 Major Must
CB 8.6.4 Is there evidence of residue tests, based on the results of the risk assessment? Major Must
8.6.5 to 8.6.7 If a residue analysis has been done, have the following been complied with:
CB 8.6.5 Correct sampling procedures are followed? Minor Must
CB 8.6.6 Laboratory used for residue testing is accredited by a competent national authority to ISO 17025 or equivalent standard? (US-Harmonized-)F1.5.1 Minor Must
CB 8.6.7 An action plan is in place in the event of an MRL is exceeded? Major Must
The plant protection product store must comply with basic rules to ensure safe storage and use.
CB 8.7.1 Are plant protection products stored in accordance with local regulations? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.1 Major Must
8.7.2 to 8.7.8: Are plant protection products stored in a location that is:
CB 8.7.2 Sound? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.1 Minor Must
CB 8.7.3 Secure? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.1 Major Must
CB 8.7.4 Appropriate to the temperature conditions? Minor Must
CB 8.7.5 Fire-resistant? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.1 Minor Must
CB 8.7.6 Well ventilated (in the case of walk-in storage)? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.1 Minor Must
CB 8.7.7 Well lit? Minor Must
CB 8.7.8 Located away from other materials? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.1 Minor Must
CB 8.7.9 Is all plant protection product storage shelving made of non-absorbent material? Minor Must
CB 8.7.10 Is the plant protection product storage facility able to retain spillage? Minor Must
CB 8.7.11 Are there facilities for measuring and mixing plant protection products? Major Must
CB 8.7.12 Are there facilities to deal with spillage? Minor Must
CB 8.7.13 Are keys and access to the plant protection product storage facility limited to workers with formal training in the handling of plant protection products? Minor Must
CB 8.7.14 Are all plant protection products stored in their original package? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.1 Major Must
CB 8.7.15 Are plant protection products approved for use on the crops registered for GLOBALG.A.P. Certification, stored separately within the storage facility, from plant protection products used for other purposes? Minor Must
CB 8.7.16 Are liquids not stored on shelves above powders? Minor Must
CB 8.7.17 Is there an up-to-date plant protection product stock inventory or record of use available? Minor Must
CB 8.8.1 Are all workers who have contact with plant protection products submitted voluntarily to annual health checks? Recom.
CB 8.8.2 Are there procedures dealing with re-entry times on the farm? Major Must
CB 8.8.3 Is the accident procedure evident within 10 meters of the plant protection product/ chemical storage facilities? Minor Must
CB 8.8.4 Are there facilities to deal with accidental operator contamination? Minor Must
CB 8.8.5 When mixing plant protection products, are the correct handling and filling procedures followed as stated on the label? Minor Must
CB 8.9.1 Is re-use of empty plant protection product containers for purposes other than containing and transporting the identical product avoided? Minor Must
CB 8.9.2 Does disposal of empty plant protection product containers occur in a manner that avoids exposure to humans? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.5 Minor Must
CB 8.9.3 Does disposal of empty plant protection product containers occur in a manner that avoids contamination of the environment? Minor Must
CB 8.9.4 Are official collection and disposal systems used when available? Minor Must
CB 8.9.5 If there is a collection system, are the empty containers adequately stored, labeled and handled according to the rules of a collection system? Minor Must
CB 8.9.6 Are empty containers rinsed either via the use of an integrated pressure-rinsing device on the application equipment or at least three times with water? Major Must
CB 8.9.7 Is the rinsate from empty containers returned to the application equipment tank? Minor Must
CB 8.9.8 Are empty containers kept secure until disposal is possible? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.5 Minor Must
CB 8.9.9 Are all local regulations regarding disposal or destruction of containers observed? Major Must
CB 8.10.1. Are obsolete plant protection products securely maintained and identified and disposed of by authorized or approved channels? Minor Must
CB 8.11.1 Are records available if substances are used on crops and/or soil that are not covered under the section Fertilizer and Plant Protection Products? (US-Harmonized-)F1.6.1 Minor Must
CB 9.1 Are equipment sensitive to food safety and the environment (e.g. fertilizer spreaders, plant protection product sprayers, irrigation systems, equipment used for weighing and temperature control) routinely verified and, where applicable, calibrated at least annually? (US-Harmonized-)F2.7.2 Minor Must
CB 9.2 Is the producer involved in an independent calibration-certification scheme, where available? Recom.
FV. FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
FV 1.1.1 Is there a written justification for the use of soil fumigants? Minor Must
FV 1.1.2 Is any pre-planting interval complied with prior to planting? Minor Must
FV 2.1 Does the producer participate in substrate recycling programs for substrates where available? Recom.
FV 2.2 If chemicals are used to sterilize substrates for reuse, have the location, the date of sterilization, type of chemical, method of sterilization, name of the operator and pre-planting interval been recorded? Major Must
FV 2.3 If substrate of natural origin is used, can it be demonstrated that it does not come from designated conservation areas? Recom.
FV 3.1.1 Does the risk assessment consider the quality of the water used to make plant protection product mixtures? (US-Harmonized-)F2.3.4-2.7.4 Major Must
FV 3.2.1 Is organic fertilizer incorporated into the soil prior to planting or bud burst (i.e. for tree crops) and not applied during the growing season? (US-Harmonized-)F2.6.2 Major Must
FV 3.3.1 Is there lack of evidence of excessive animal activity in the crop production area that is a potential food safety risk? (US-Harmonized-)F2.5.1-2.5.2-2.5.3 Minor Must
FV 4.1.1 Has a hygiene risk analysis been performed for the harvest and pre-farm gate transport process? (US-Harmonized-)F3.1.1 Major Must
FV 4.1.2 Is there a documented hygiene procedure for the harvesting process? (US-Harmonized-)F1.2.1 Major Must
FV 4.1.3 Are documented hygiene procedures for the harvesting process implemented? (US-Harmonized-)F1.3.1-1.1.2 Major Must
FV 4.1.4 Have workers received specific training in hygiene before handling produce? (US-Harmonized-)F1.4.1-4.1.2 Major Must
FV 4.1.5 Are documented instructions and procedures for handling produce to avoid contamination of the product implemented? (US-Harmonized-)F3.3.2-3.4.1-3.4.2-3.4.3-3.4.3 Major Must
FV 4.1.6 Are the containers and tools used for harvesting cleaned, maintained and protected from contamination? (US-Harmonized-)F2.7.1-2.7.2-3.3.1-3.3.3-2.2.11-2.7.5 Major Must
FV 4.1.7 Are vehicles used for transport of harvested produce cleaned and maintained where necessary according to the risk assessment? (US-Harmonized-)F4.1.1-2.7.3 Major Must
FV 4.1.8 Do harvest workers that come into direct contact with the crops have access to clean hand washing equipment? (US-Harmonized-)F2.2.4-2.2.5-2.2.6 Major Must
FV 4.1.9 Do harvest workers have access to clean toilets in the vicinity of their work? (US-Harmonized-)F2.2.3-2.2.4 Minor Must
FV 4.1.10 Are produce containers used exclusively for produce? (US-Harmonized-)F3.3.4 Major Must
FV 4.1.11 Are there written glass and clear hard plastic handling procedures in place for greenhouses? (US-Harmonized-)F2.1.2-2.7.4 Minor Must
FV 4.1.12 If ice (or water) is used during any operations relating to harvest, is it made with potable water and handled under sanitary conditions to prevent produce contamination? (US-Harmonized-)F3.2.1-3.2.5 Major Must
FV 4.2.1 Does the harvesting process hygiene procedure consider handling of harvested produce and produce packed and handled directly in the field, orchard or greenhouse, including short term storage at farm? (US-Harmonized-)F1.2.1 Major Must
FV 4.2.2 Is packed produce protected from contamination? (US-Harmonized-)F3.5.1 Major Must
FV 4.2.3 Are all collection/ storage /distribution points of field packed produce maintained in clean and hygienic conditions? (US-Harmonized-)F3.5.2-3.5.3 Major Must
FV 4.2.4 Is packing material used for in-field packing, stored to protect against contamination? (US-Harmonized-)F3.4.5-3.4.6-3.4.7 Major Must
FV 4.2.5 Are bits of packaging material and other non-produce waste removed from the field? (US-Harmonized-)F3.4.3-4.1.3 Minor Must
FV 4.2.6 If packed produce is stored on farm, are temperature and humidity controls (where applicable) maintained and documented? (US-Harmonized-)P1.13.7 Major Must
FV 5.1.1 Has a hygiene risk assessment been performed for the harvested crop handling process that covers the hygiene aspects of the produce handling operation? (US-Harmonized-)P1.2.1-1.2.2 Major Must
FV 5.1.2 Is there a documented hygiene procedure for the produce handling activities? (US-Harmonized-)P1.4.1 Major Must
FV 5.1.3 Is the documented hygiene procedure implemented for the process of harvested produce handling? (US-Harmonized-)P1.4.1-1.1.2 Major Must
FV 5.2.1 Have workers received specific training in personal hygiene prior to handling produce? (US-Harmonized-)P1.5.1 Major Must
FV 5.2.2 Do the workers implement the hygiene instructions for handling produce? (US-Harmonized-)1.4.1 Minor Must
FV 5.2.3 Are all workers wearing outer garments that are clean, appropriate for the task(s), and able to protect produce from contamination? (US-Harmonized-)P1.21.13-1.21.4-1.21.15 Recom.
FV 5.2.4 Are smoking, eating, chewing and drinking confined to designated areas segregated from products? (US-Harmonized-)P1.21.11 Minor Must
FV 5.2.5 Are signs clearly displayed in the packing facilities, which communicate the primary hygiene instructions to workers and visitors? (US-Harmonized-)P1.20.5 Minor Must
FV 5.3.1 Do workers in the packing facility have access to clean toilets and hand washing facilities in the vicinity of their work? (US-Harmonized-)P1.21.1-1.21.2-1.21.3-1.21.4 Major Must
FV 5.3.2 Are signs clearly displayed instructing workers to wash their hands before returning to work? (US-Harmonized-)P1.21.5 Major Must
FV 5.3.3 Are there suitable changing facilities for the workers? (US-Harmonized-)P1.21.18 Recom.
FV 5.3.4 Are there lockable storage facilities for the belongings of the workers? (US-Harmonized-)P1.21.18 Recom.
FV 5.4.1 Are produce handling and storage facilities and equipment cleaned and maintained so as to prevent contamination? (US-Harmonized-)P1.13.1-1.13.2 Minor Must
FV 5.4.2 Are cleaning agents, lubricants, etc. stored to prevent chemical contamination of produce? (US-Harmonized-)P1.14.6 Minor Must
FV 5.4.3 Are cleaning agents, lubricants etc. that may come into contact with produce, approved for application in the food industry? Are label instructions followed correctly? (US-Harmonized-)P1.13.3-1.18.1 Minor Must
FV 5.4.4 Are all forklifts and other driven transport trolleys clean and well maintained and of suitable type to avoid contamination through emissions? (US-Harmonized-)P1.19.1-1.13.9 Recom.
FV 5.4.5 Is rejected produce and waste material in the packing environment stored in designated areas, which are routinely cleaned and/or disinfected? (US-Harmonized-)P1.13.1-1.15.1 Minor Must
FV 5.4.6 Are breakage safe lamps and/or lamps with a protective cap used above the sorting, weighing and storage area? (US-Harmonized-)P1.17.1 Major Must
FV 5.4.7 Are there documented handling procedures for glass and clear hard plastic? (US-Harmonized-)P1.16.1 Minor Must
FV 5.4.8 Are packing materials clean and stored in clean and hygienic conditions? (US-Harmonized-)P1.12.1-1.12.6 Minor Must
FV 5.4.9 Is animal access to the facilities restricted? (US-Harmonized-)P1.24.2 Minor Must
FV 5.5.1 Are temperature and humidity (where applicable) controls maintained and documented where produce is packed and/or stored on farm? (US-Harmonized-)P1.22.1 Major Must
FV 5.5.2 Is there a procedure for verifying measuring and temperature control equipment? (US-Harmonized-)P1.13.7 Minor Must
FV 5.6.1 Are there procedures for monitoring and correcting pest populations in the packing and storing areas? (US-Harmonized-)P1.24.1 Minor Must
FV 5.6.2 Is there visual evidence that the pest monitoring and correcting process are effective? (US-Harmonized-)P1.24.3 Minor Must
FV 5.6.3 Are detailed records kept of pest control inspections and necessary actions taken? (US-Harmonized-)P1.24.1 Minor Must
FV 5.7.1 Is the source of water used for final product washing potable or declared suitable by the competent authorities? (US-Harmonized-)P1.11.1-1.11.3 Major Must
FV 5.7.2 If water is re-circulated for final product washing, has this water been filtered and are pH, concentration and exposure levels to disinfectant routinely monitored? (US-Harmonized-)P1.11.5-1.11.7 Major Must
FV 5.7.3 Is the laboratory carrying out the water analysis a suitable one? (US-Harmonized-)P1.25.1 Recom.
FV 5.8.1 Are all label instructions observed? Major Must
FV 5.8.2 Are all the biocides, waxes and plant protection products used for post-harvest protection of the harvested crop officially registered in the country of use? (US-Harmonized-)P2.3.1 Major Must
FV 5.8.3 Is an up-to-date list maintained of post-harvest plant protection products that are used, and approved for use, on crops being grown? Minor Must
FV 5.8.4 Is the technically responsible person for the application of post harvest plant protection products able to demonstrate competence and knowledge with regard to the application of biocides, waxes and plant protection products? Major Must
FV 5.8.5 Is the source of water used for post-harvest treatments potable or declared suitable by the competent authorities? Major Must
FV 5.8.6 Are the biocides, waxes and plant protection products used for post-harvest treatment, stored away from produce and other materials? (US-Harmonized-)P1.10.1 Major Must
All Records on Post Harvest Treatments are maintained and include the following criteria:
FV 5.8.7 Harvested crops' identity (i.e. lot or batch of produce)? Major Must
FV 5.8.8 Location? Major Must
FV 5.8.9 Application dates? Major Must
FV 5.8.10 Type of treatment? Major Must
FV 5.8.11 Product trade name? Major Must
FV 5.8.12 Product quantity? Major Must
FV 5.8.13 Name of the operator? Minor Must
FV 5.8.14 Justification for application? Minor Must
FV 5.8.15 Are all of the post-harvest plant protection product applications also considered under points CB 8.6? (US-Harmonized-)P1.10.1 Major Must