GLOBALGAP

The GLOBALGAP protocol defines the “Good Agricultural Practices” that are the essential elements in the development of better production techniques for food and vegetable products. The protocol was devised by EUREP (Euro-Retailer Produce Working Group), an organization formed by some of Europe’s most important supermarket chains, with the aim of identifying solutions to the growing demand for food safety and environmental respect, and it addresses the application of requirements regarding product traceability, environmental issues, cultivation methods, worker health and safety, and company management. Apofruit Italia has obtained GLOBALGAP certification under Option 2, meaning that the cooperative manages and coordinates all producer members to guarantee conformity with the required standards, and currently over 350 farming companies work in compliance with the GLOBALGAP protocol.

BRC

The BRC Standard (Technical Standard and Protocol for Companies Supplying Retailer Branded Food Products) is a standard recognized in the United Kingdom and rapidly spreading in the rest of Europe, created to ensure that branded food products can be produced and supplied in conformity with precisely defined quality standards. Developed by the British Retail Consortium, the standard identifies the elements of a management system focusing on food product quality, hygiene and safety. BRC recognition has been granted for seven production facilities certified by Apofruit Italia.

IGP

Certification for the processing and packing of PGI and PDO products for four production facilities.

Organic productions

All Apofruit Italia production facilities are certified for the storage and handling of organic products. Ten of these production facilities are also certified for processing and packing operations.