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GLOBAL G.A.P. Certification

Implementation of the new Friend of the Sea (FOS) Add-On Module for Aquaculture


Friend of the Sea and GLOBALG.A.P. have consolidated a partnership agreement stating that GLOBALG.A.P. Integrate Farm Assurance (IFA) Aquaculture certified organization can voluntary choose the use of FOS logo that will be visible to the final consumers and printed on the product packaging at the point of sale.


Some extra control points at farm level in compliance with the FOS Add-On Module are required. These additional criteria will be integrated into the new GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Aquaculture version 5.


From now on, it is possible for IFA certified aquaculture operations complying with the FOS Add-On to apply for the use of this logo:

 

 


Different scenarios for aquaculture producers:

 

 
Case
What to do?
a)
Farms with both FOS and GLOBALG.A.P. v4 valid certification for the same species, willing to use the FOS logo in combination with the GGN.
Contact directly FOS for validation and logo use approval: www.friendofthesea.org; info@friendofthesea.org.
All contractual processes for the FOS logo use need to be coordinated with Friend of the Sea.
b)
Farms without FOS, but with GLOBALG.A.P. v4 certificate, willing to use the FOS logo in combination with the GGN.
FOS Add-On for Aquaculture successfully inspected by a GLOBALG.A.P. and GRASP approved Aquaculture Certification Body (CB).
c)
Farms without GLOBALG.A.P. , but with FOS certificate, willing to use the FOS logo in combination with the GGN.
For the use of the FOS logo in combination with the GGN, a full GLOBALG.A.P. v4 audit is required  for the same species. From August 2015, only GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture version 5 certification required for those farms willing to use the logo FOS linked to the GGN.
d)
Farms with neither FOS nor GLOBALG.A.P. v4 certification, willing to use the logo FOS in combination with the GGN
Required an audit that include both GLOBALG.A.P. v4 & FOS Add-On for Aquaculture until GLOBALG.A.P. v5 is available.
e)
Future: when IFA v5 available, farms only GLOBALG.A.P. v5 certified.
Possibility to use the logo FOS in combination with the GGN.


For the FOS Add-On the “General Rules Specifications: Friend of the Sea Add-On Module version 1.0 for Aquaculture” and the ‘’Friend of the Sea Add-On Module Checklist version 1.0’’ are applicable and can be downloaded on the GLOBALG.A.P. website.


The FOS Add-On Checklist contains only 4 control points. The first one requires successful GRASP assessment (GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice).

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