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GLOBALGAP

GLOBALGAP Secretariat
c/o FoodPLUS GmbH
P.O. Box 19 02 09
50499 Cologne
Germany

Tel.:+49 (0) 221 57 993-25
Fax: +49 (0) 221 57 993-89

Web: http://www.globalgap.org/

In 2007, EUREPGAP announced it is changing its title and logo to GLOBALGAP, to reflect its expanding international role in establishing Good Agricultural Practices mutually agreed between multiple retailers and their suppliers.

The objective of the GLOBALGAP group, which is made up of leading European food-retailers, is to raise standards for the production of fresh fruit and vegetables. In November 1997 they agreed on the first draft protocol for Good Agricultural Practice (GAP). This represented the first step towards integrated production.

In September 1998 the EUREP initiated pilot trial projects to verify the implementation of EUREPGAP in the field. They were conducted together with advanced producers in Spain (MARTINAVARRO) and Italy (APO).

In the meantime the EUREP group has opened its technical sub-groups to other organisations and non-retailers have been able to become associate members of EUREP and enjoy the benefits of being actively involved in the development of the EUREPGAP Protocol and its framework.

In 1999, the first official version of the fresh produce EUREPGAP Protocol dated August 7th, 1999 was subject to consultation with growers, produce marketing organisations, verification bodies, agrochemical companies, farmers organisations and scientific institutions. All comments were considered and many of them were included in the new official GAP Version 2000.

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