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Interpretation Guideline GUATEMALA

Integrated Farm Assurance


Control Points and Compliance Criteria
MODULES:
ALL FARM | CROPS BASE | FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
Based on
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Crops Base - IFA V4.0-2_Mar13
Fruit and Vegetables - IFA V4.0-2_Mar13
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GENERAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION


1.
What is a National Technical Working Group (NTWG)?
GLOBALG.A.P. firmly believes in local multi-stakeholder support and adaptation for G.A.P. standards within the context of national and
international trade: the Think Global, Act Local principle.
GLOBALG.A.P. has begun to link global implementation activities closer to the needs of producers, while at the same time seeking to gain qualified
input from national experts and other stakeholders with respect to the differing legal and structural conditions that exist globally.
This goal is increasingly achieved by the establishment of National Technical Working Groups (NTWG). Their role is to develop a series of National
Interpretation Guidelines as well as address identified specific local adaptation and implementation challenges.
National Technical Working Groups are established voluntarily by GLOBALG.A.P. Members in countries where there is a need for clarification of
implementation of GLOBALG.A.P. on a local scale. The guidelines developed by this growing number of groups are approved by Stakeholder
Committees (SHCs) and are published on the GLOBALG.A.P. Website. The groups are established and work in close cooperation with the
GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat and the SHCs and support the GLOBALG.A.P. implementation and continuous improvement based on specific area
needs.
2.
What is a National Interpretation Guideline?
A National Interpretation Guideline is a document, which provides guidance on the implementation of GLOBALG.A.P. Control Points and
Compliance Criteria at a national level.
It is developed by a National Technical Working Group and goes through a transparent approval procedure. After approval the National
Interpretation Guideline becomes a normative GLOBALG.A.P. Document. This implies that all Certification Bodies that are working in the
respective country have to include this guideline within their certification procedures.
GLOBALG.A.P. can withdraw or revise the national interpretation guidelines at any time on an individual point basis if global integrity of the
standard is challenged.
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How is the approval procedure for National Interpretation Guidelines structured?


Similar to the GLOBALG.A.P. Benchmarking Procedure the steps for approval of a National Interpretation Guideline are as follows:

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1.

The NTWG submits the National Interpretation Guideline to the GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat for approval.

2.

The GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat is doing a technical review of the submitted guideline. If any technical or formal discrepancy is detected in this
review, the guideline is returned to the group, which has one month to propose the amendments. The GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat shall
summarize all the consultation responses in a technical review report. This report shall evaluate the proposal of amendments, if any.

3.

Where the technical review requirements are met, the National Interpretation Guideline as well as the technical review report shall be subject
to peer review for a period of four weeks. The peer review shall be by written consultation with the relevant GLOBALG.A.P. Stakeholder
Committees, GLOBALG.A.P. Members and Certification Bodies in the respective country. The consulted parties shall be invited to make
written technical comments in English only and must provide justification. If any technical or formal discrepancy is detected in this review, the
National Technical working group shall have one month to propose amendments to the GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat. If any technical or formal
discrepancy is detected in this review, the guideline is returned to the group, which has one month to propose the amendments.

4.

A final peer review report shall be prepared by the GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat, which shall summarize and evaluate the peer review comments
and the proposals of amendments, if any. The final National Interpretation Guideline and peer review report shall be submitted to the relevant
Stakeholder Committees for provisional approval. The relevant Stakeholder Committees shall make one of the following recommendations to
the GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat:

5.

a.

Guideline is recommended for approval

b.

Rejection of the Guideline

After the provisional approval of the Stakeholder Committee(s) the GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat finally approves the National Interpretation
Guideline. Following steps are taken by the Secretariat in order to inform all relevant stakeholders:
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Informing all GLOBALG.A.P. Members
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3.

What are the consequences after the approval and publication of a National Interpretation Guideline for:

A Certification Body
All Certification Bodies have to confirm the receipt of the approved National Interpretation Guideline.
Certification Bodies have to inform all their clients about the National Interpretation Guideline.
All Certification Bodies that are operating in the respective country have to include the guideline in their certification procedure within 3 months
after publication.
After the period of three months Certification Bodies can be sanctioned for not applying approved National Technical Interpretation Guidelines,
unless they justified and communicated to the GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat.
The Producers
There wont be major changes in the daily practice of the producers. The guideline will rather facilitate the implementation, as it is adapted to
the national circumstances, legal regulations etc.
Producers will be informed about the guideline via their Certification Bodies.
Producers have to implement the GLOBALG.A.P. requirements in accordance with the National Interpretation Guideline within 3 months after
publication.
The Accreditation Bodies:
All Accreditation Bodies have to confirm the reception of the approved National Interpretation Guideline.
Accreditation Bodies have to make sure that all accredited Certification Bodies are applying the National Interpretation Guideline when they
are certifying in the concerned country within 3 months after publication.
After the period of three months Certification Bodies can be sanctioned for not applying approved National Interpretation Guidelines, unless
they justified and communicated to the GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat.

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No

AF

Control Point

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Control points in this
module are applicable to
all producers seeking
certification as it covers
issues relevant to all
farming businesses.

AF. 1

SITE HISTORY AND


SITE MANAGEMENT
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,

Compliance Criteria

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Compliance must include visual


identification in the form of a physical
sign at each field/orchard,
greenhouse/yard/plot/livestock
building/pen or other farm
area/location, or a farm plan or map
that could be cross-referenced
to the identification system. It must be
an efficient system of identification of
the areas of production and
manipulation, to which can use labels,
posters, or simply sketch of distribution
areas in the farm or production unit.
No N/A

El cumplimiento debe incluir


una identificacin visual tal
como una seal fsica en cada
campo, sector, invernadero,
parcela, lote, establo, edificio/
recinto u otra rea en la
explotacin, etc., o un plano, o
mapa del establecimiento que
se pueda usar como referencia
para el sistema de identificacin.
Se debe contar con un sistema
eficiente de identificacin de las
reas de produccin y
manipulacin, para lo cual se
puede utilizar rtulos, carteles o,

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

Site History

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?

Compliance must include


Minor
visual identification in the form Must
of a physical sign at each
field/orchard,
greenhouse/yard/plot/livestock
building/pen or other farm
area/location, or a farm plan
or map that could be cross
referenced to the identification
system.
No N/A.

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simplemente croquis de
distribucin de las reas en la
finca o unidad de produccin.
Sin opcin de N/A.

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?
AF. 1.2

Site Management

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

Current records must provide


a history of GLOBALG.A.P.
production of all production
areas. No N/A.

Major
Must

Current records must provide a history


of GLOBALG.A.P. production of all
production areas. In the case of a first
inspection, must include at least the
cycle of current production records. No
N/A

At the initial inspection a risk


assessment is needed when
the risks have changed or
new sites are used.
The risk assessment must be
reviewed annually and must
take into account site history
and impact of proposed
enterprises on adjacent

Major
Must

At the initial inspection a risk


assessment is needed when the risks
have changed or new sites are used.
The risk assessment must be
reviewed annually and must take into
account site history and impact of
proposed enterprises on adjacent
stock/crops/environment (see AF
Annex 1 Risk Assessment for basic

Los registros actualizados


deben proporcionar un historial
de la produccin de todos los
emplazamientos productivos. En
el caso de una primera
inspeccin, deben incluir como
mnimo los registros del ciclo de
la produccin actual. Sin
opcin de N/A.

Es necesario realizar una


evaluacin de riesgos en la
inspeccin inicial para
determinar si la zona es
apropiada. Una vez al ao se
debe hacer una revisin de la
evaluacin de riesgos, tomando
en cuenta los riesgos que han
variado o los nuevos

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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?

Compliance Criteria

stock/crops/environment (see
AF Annex 1 Risk Assessment
for basic information and AF
Annex 2 for specific
information on what must be
covered).

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information and AF Annex 2 for


specific information on what must be
covered).
For groups of small producers, option
2, if the climatic, edaphic, topographic
conditions and crops are equal, can
produce an assessment of general or
generic risks to the Organization;
particularizing the risks on individual
producers to submit variants derived
from the productive operation,
affecting their environment. In any
case the risks identified in each
production unit should be evaluated.

emplazamientos empleados. La
evaluacin de riesgos debe
contemplar el historial de la
explotacin y debe considerar el
impacto de las nuevas
actividades propuestas en el
medio ambiente/ganado/cultivo
adyacente. (Consulte AF Anexo
1 Evaluacin de Riesgos para
informacin bsica y el Anexo 2
AF para informacin especfica
sobre qu debe cubrirse). Para
grupos de pequeos
productores, opcin 2, si las
condiciones climticas, edficas,
topogrficas y los cultivos son
iguales, pueden elaborar una
evaluacin de riesgos general o
genrica, para la organizacin;
particularizando los riesgos en
productores individuales que
presenten variantes derivadas
de la operacin productiva, que
afecten su entorno. En todo
caso los riesgos identificados en
cada unidad de produccin

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deben ser evaluados.

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)?

AF. 2

RECORD KEEPING
AND INTERNAL
SELFASSESSMENT/
INTERNAL
INSPECTION
Important details of

A management plan
addresses the risks identified
in AF.1.2.1 describes the
strategies which justify that
the site in question is suitable
for production

Minor
Must

A management plan addresses the


risks identified in AF.1.2.1
describes the strategies which
justify that the site in question is
suitable for production. The risks
identified in the evaluation should be
prevented, minimized or eliminated
through the implementation of the risk
management plan. In groups of small
producers, when the risks are
identical, the plan may be general or
generic application.

Se dispone de un plan de
gestin que trata todos los
riesgos identificados en el punto
AF.1.2.1 y describe las
estrategias para justificar que el
emplazamiento en cuestin es
adecuado para la produccin.
Los riesgos identificados en la
evaluacin deben ser
prevenidos, minimizados o
eliminados mediante la
aplicacin del plan de control de
riesgos. En grupos de pequeos
productores, cuando los riesgos
son idnticos, el plan puede ser
de aplicacin general o
genrica.

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Producers must keep up-to date


records for a minimum of two years. At
least three months prior to the date of
external inspection or from the day of
registration. In the case of a first
inspection, must include at least the
cycle of current production records.
New applicants must have full records
that reference each area covered by
the registration with all of the
agronomic
activities related to
GLOBALG.A.P. Documentation
required of this area. In option 2, if the
producer does not have adequate
conditions to archive its records, they
can be stored in the group's
headquarters. For
Livestock these records must go back
at least one rotation before the initial
inspection. No
N/A.

Los productores deben


mantener registros actualizados
por un periodo mnimo de 2
aos. Los nuevos solicitantes
deben contar con registros
completos de al menos tres
meses previos a la fecha de la
inspeccin externa. En el caso
de una primera inspeccin,
deben incluir como mnimo los
registros del ciclo de la
produccin actual. Dichos
registros deben hacer referencia
a cada parcela incluida en la
inscripcin, con todas las
actividades agronmicas
relacionadas con la
documentacin de
GLOBALG.A.P requeridas para
dicha parcela. En opcin 2, si el
productor, no tiene condiciones
adecuadas para archivar sus

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?

Producers must keep up-to


Minor
date records for a minimum of Must
two years. At least three
months prior to the date of
external inspection or from the
day of registration, new
applicants must have full
records that reference each
area covered by the
registration with all of the
agronomic activities related to
GLOBALG.A.P.
Documentation required of
this area. For
Livestock these records must
go back at least one rotation
before the initial inspection.
No N/A.

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registros, stos se pueden
guardar en la sede del grupo.
Para animales, los registros
deben comprender por lo menos
el ltimo ciclo de produccin
antes de la inspeccin inicial.
Sin opcin de N/A.

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?

There is documented
Major
evidence that in
Must
Option 1: an internal self
assessment has been
completed under the
responsibility of the producer ;
Option 2: an internal
inspection of every member of
the group and an internal
QMS audit have been
conducted under the
responsibility of the producer
group. No N/A.

AF. 2.3

Are effective corrective


actions taken as a result
of non-conformances
detected during the

Necessary corrective actions


are documented and have
been implemented. No N/A.

Major
Must

Necessary corrective actions are


documented and have been
implemented. As documentary
evidence producers may submit

Se han documentado y se han


tomado las acciones correctivas
necesarias. Como pruebas
documentales los productores

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internal self-assessment
or internal producer
group inspections?

AF. 3

WORKERS HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE


People are key to the safe and efficient operation of any
farm.
Farm staff and contractors as well as producers
themselves stand for the quality of the produce and for
environmental protection. Education and training will help
progress towards sustainability and build on social
capital. This section is intended to ensure safe practices
in the work place and that all workers both understand,
and are competent to perform their duties; are provided
with proper equipment to allow them to work safely; and
that, in the event of accidents, can obtain proper and
timely assistance.

AF. 3.1

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ballots lifting of not compliance,


records, photographs, videos,
checklists, among others. No N/A.

pueden presentar boletas de


levantamiento de no
cumplimientos, registros,
fotografas, videos, listas de
verificacin, entre otras. Sin
opcin de N/A.

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AF. 3.1.1 Does the producer have


a written risk assessment
for hazards to worker
health and safety?

The written risk assessment


Minor
can be a generic one but it
Must
must be appropriate for
conditions on the farm.
The risk assessment must be
reviewed and updated when
changes (e.g. new machinery,
new buildings, new plant
protection products, modified
cultivation practices, etc.)
occur.
Examples of hazards include
but are not limited to: moving
machine parts, power take-off
(PTO), electricity, excessive
noise, dust, vibrations,
extreme
temperatures, ladders, fuel
storage, slurry tanks, etc. No
N/A.

The written risk assessment can be a


generic one but it must be appropriate
for conditions on the farm. The risk
assessment must be reviewed and
updated when changes (e.g. new
machinery, new buildings, new plant
protection products, modified
cultivation practices, etc.) The
assessment document should identify
risks and define concrete actions for
their minimization in order to ensuring
safety and health conditions for
people who work in the plot. No N/A.

La evaluacin de riesgos escrita


puede ser genrica, pero debe
ser adecuada a las condiciones
de la explotacin. Dicha
evaluacin debe revisarse y
actualizarse cuando ocurran
cambios en la organizacin (por
ejemplo, nueva maquinaria,
nuevos edificios, nuevos
productos fitosanitarios,
modificaciones en las prcticas
de cultivo, etc.) El documento de
evaluacin debe identificar los
riesgos y definir las acciones
concretas para su minimizacin
a efecto de garantizar las
condiciones de seguridad y de
salud para las personas que
laboran en la parcela. Sin
opcin a N/A

AF. 3.1.2 Does the farm have


written health and safety
procedures
addressing issues
identified in

The health and safety


procedures must address the
points identified in the risk
assessment (AF.3.1.1) and
must be appropriate for the

The health and safety procedures


must address the points identified in
the risk
assessment (AF.3.1.1) and must be
appropriate for the farming operations.

Los procedimientos de salud y


seguridad deben abordar los
aspectos identificados en la
evaluacin de riesgos (AF.3.1.1)
y deben ser apropiados para la

Minor
Must

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the risk assessment of


AF.3.1.1?

AF. 3.1.3 Have all workers


received health and
safety training?

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farming operations. They


could
also include accident and
emergency procedures, and
contingency plans, dealing
with
any identified risks in the
working situation, etc. The
procedures must be reviewed
annually and updated when
the
risk assessment changes.

They could
also include accident and emergency
procedures, and contingency plans, to
prevent or minimize (dealing) with any
identified risks in the working situation,
etc. The
procedures must be reviewed
annually and updated when the risk
assessment changes. The health and
safety procedures should be known to
all staff and their implementation
should be monitored.

actividad de la explotacin.
Pueden incluir: procedimientos
en caso de accidentes o
emergencias, y planes de
contingencia para prevenir o
minimizar cualquier riesgo
identificado en la situacin de
trabajo, etc. Los procedimientos
deben revisarse anualmente y
actualizarse cuando se
produzcan cambios en la
evaluacin de riesgos. Los
procedimientos de salud y
seguridad deben ser del
conocimiento de todo el
personal y su aplicacin debe
ser objeto de supervisin.

Workers can demonstrate


Minor
competency in responsibilities Must
and tasks through visual
observation. There must be
evidence of instructions and
training records. The producer
may conduct the health and
safety training if training

Workers can demonstrate


competency in responsibilities and
tasks through visual observation.
There must be evidence of
instructions and training records. The
producer may conduct the health and
safety training if training records,
and/or training material are available

La competencia de los
trabajadores en sus
responsabilidades y tareas debe
poder observarse visualmente.
Debe haber evidencia de las
instrucciones dadas y deben
estar los registros de formacin.

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records, and/or training


material are available (i.e.
need not be an outside
individual who conducts the
training). No N/A.

AF. 3.2

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(i.e. need not be an outside individual


who conducts the training). For option
2, producer groups may be listed or
collective records of attendees at each
event. No N/A.

El propio productor puede


impartir la formacin en salud y
seguridad si se dispone de
registros de formacin y/o
material de cursos (o sea, no es
necesario que la informacin la
imparta un instructor externo).
Para opcin 2, los grupos de
productores pueden presentar
registros colectivos o listados de
los asistentes a cada evento.
Sin opcin de N/A.

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AF.
3.2.1

Control Point

Does the farm have a


written risk assessment
for hygiene?

AF. 3.2.2 Does the farm have


documented hygiene
instructions for all
workers?

Compliance Criteria

The written risk assessment


for hygiene issues covers the
production environment. The
risks depend on the products
produced and/or supplied.
The risk assessment can be
a generic one but it must be
appropriate for conditions on
the farm and must be
reviewed annually and
updated when changes (e.g.
other activities) occur. No
N/A.

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Must

The hygiene instructions are


Minor
visibly displayed: provided by Must
way of clear signs (pictures)
and/or in the predominant
language(s) of the workforce.
At a minimum, the instructions
must include:

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The written risk assessment for


hygiene issues covers the production
environment. The risks depend on
the products produced and/or
supplied. The assessment should
identify the risks associated with
hygiene and define actions to
mitigate them. The risk assessment
can be a generic one but it must be
appropriate for conditions on the farm
and must be reviewed annually and
updated when changes (e.g. other
activities) occur. No N/A.

La evaluacin documentada
para temas de riesgos para
temas de higiene cubre el
mbito de la produccin. Los
riesgos dependen de los
productos que se producen y/o
suministran. La evaluacin
debe identificar los riesgos
asociados a la higiene y definir
acciones para mitigacin de los
mismos. La evaluacin de
riesgos puede ser genrica,
pero debe adecuarse a las
condiciones de la finca y debe
revisarse y actualizarse cuando
se produzcan cambios en la
organizacin (por ejemplo,
otras actividades).
Sin opcin de N/A.

The hygiene instructions are visibly


displayed: provided by way of clear
signs (pictures) and/or in the
predominant language(s) of the
workforce.
At a minimum, the instructions
must include:

Las instrucciones de higiene


deben mostrarse en un lugar
visible, por medio de seales
claras (ilustraciones) y/o en el o
los idiomas predominante(s) de
los trabajadores. Como
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- the need for hand cleaning;


- the covering of skin cuts;
- limitation on smoking, eating
and drinking to designated
areas;
- notification of any relevant
infections or conditions, this
includes sign of illness (e.g.
vomiting; jaundice, diarrhea)
whereby these workers shall
be restricted from direct
contact with the product and
food contact surfaces;
- the use of suitable protective
clothing. No N/A.

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- the need for hand cleaning;


- the covering of skin cuts;
- limitation on smoking, eating
and drinking to designated areas;
- notification of any relevant infections
or conditions, this includes sign of
illness (e.g. vomiting; jaundice,
diarrhea) whereby these workers shall
be restricted from direct contact with
the product and food contact surfaces;
- the use of suitable protective
clothing. No N/A. If there are
situations of risk for contamination of
the product in the production unit,
signals that indicate appropriate
prevention measures should be
placed. No N/A.

incluir:
- la importancia de limpiarse las
manos;
- cubrirse los cortes en la piel;
- limitar el fumar, comer y beber
a ciertas reas designadas;
- notificar cualquier infeccin o
problema de salud pertinente,
incluyendo cualquier seal de
enfermedad (por ejemplo,
vmitos, ictericia, diarrea). A
estos trabajadores se les
restringir el contacto directo
con el producto y con las
superficies en contacto con los
alimentos.
- utilizar ropa de proteccin
adecuada. Si existen
situaciones de riesgo para la
contaminacin del producto en
la unidad de produccin, se
deben colocar seales que
indiquen las medidas de
prevencin correspondientes.
Sin opcin de N/A.

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AF. 3.2.3 Have all persons working


on the farm received
basic hygiene
training according to the
hygiene instructions in
AF.3.2.2?

Compliance Criteria

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Both written and verbal


Minor
training are given as an
Must
introductory training course for
hygiene. All new workers must
receive this training and
confirm their participation. All
instructions from AF.3.2.2
must be covered in this
training. All workers, including
the owners and managers,
must annually
participate in the farms basic
hygiene training.

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Both written and verbal training are


given as an introductory training
course for hygiene. All new workers
must receive this training and confirm
their participation. All instructions from
AF.3.2.2 must be covered in this
training. All workers, especially
temporary workers, must know and
care precautions indicated on signs
placed in the areas of risk relating to
hygiene, to prevent contamination of
the product. All workers, including the
owners and managers, must annually
participate in the farms basic hygiene
training.

Se imparte formacin, escrita


verbal, como parte de un curso
introductorio en higiene. Todos
los nuevos trabajadores deben
recibir dicha formacin y
confirmar su participacin en el
curso mediante una firma. El
curso debe cubrir todas las
instrucciones del punto AF.
3.2.2. Todo el personal,
especialmente trabajadores
temporales, deben conocer y
atender las precauciones
indicadas en las sealizaciones
colocadas en las reas de
riesgo referente a higiene, para
prevenir la contaminacin del
producto. Todos los
trabajadores, incluyendo los
dueos y los encargados, deben
participar anualmente en la
formacin bsica en higiene de
la explotacin.

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AF. 3.2.4 Are the farms hygiene


procedures
implemented?

Compliance Criteria

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Workers with tasks identified


in the hygiene procedures
must demonstrate
competence during the
inspection and there is visual
evidence that the hygiene
procedures are
implemented. No N/A.

Major
Must

AF. 3.3.1 Is there a record kept for


training activities and
attendees?

A record is kept for training


activities including the topic
covered, the trainer, the date
and attendees. Evidence of
the attendance is required.

Minor
Must

AF. 3.3.2 Do all workers handling


and/or administering

Records must identify workers Major


who carry out such tasks, and Must

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A record is kept for training activities


including the topic
covered, the trainer, the date and
attendees. For option 2, the groups
may present collective or listed,
preferably signed, records indicating
clearly those attending each event.
Evidence of the
attendance is required

Se mantienen registros de las


actividades de formacin,
incluyendo los temas tratados,
el nombre del instructor, la fecha
y los participantes. Para opcin
2, los grupos pueden presentar
registros colectivos o listados,
preferiblemente firmados, que
indiquen claramente los
asistentes a cada evento. Se
debe poder comprobar la
asistencia a la actividad de
formacin.

Records must identify workers who


carry out such tasks, and

Los registros deben identificar al


personal que realiza tales tareas

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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?
AF. 3.4

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show proof of competence,


certificates of training, and/or
records of training with proof
of attendance. No N/A.

show proof of competence, certificates


of training, attendance record, and/or
records of training with proof of
attendance. For option 2, producer
groups may present collective or listed
attendance records. No N/A.

y mostrar los certificados de


formacin, constancia de
asistencia, y/ u otra evidencia
de competencia. Para opcin 2,
los grupos de productores
pueden presentar registros
colectivos o listados de
asistencia. Sin opcin de N/A.

Permanent accident
Minor
procedures must be clearly
Must
displayed in accessible, and
visible location(s). These
instructions are available in
the predominant language(s)
of the workforce and/or
pictograms. The procedures
must identify, the following
- farms map reference or farm

Permanent accident
procedures must be clearly displayed
in accessible, and
visible location(s). These instructions
are available in the
predominant language(s) of the
workforce and/or pictograms.
The procedures must identify, the
following
- farms map reference or farm

Los procedimientos en caso de


accidentes deben estar
claramente sealizados en
lugares accesibles y visibles.
Dichas instrucciones deben
estar en el o en los idiomas
predominantes entre los
trabajadores y /o comunicadas
por medio de pictogramas. Los
procedimientos deben

Hazards and First Aid

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?

Compliance Criteria

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address
- contact person(s)
- an up-to-date list of relevant
phone numbers (police,
ambulance, hospital,
firebrigade, access to
emergency health care on site
or by means of transport,
electricity and water and gas
supplier).
Examples of other procedures
that can be included:
(e.. location of the nearest
means of communication
(telephone, radio)
(e..
how and where to
contact the local medical
services, hospital and other
emergency services. (WHERE
did it happen? WHAT
happened?, HOW MANY
injured people?, WHAT kind
of injuries? WHO is calling?)
location of fire extinguisher;
- emergency exits;
- emergency cut-offs for

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address
- contact person(s)
- an up-to-date list of relevant phone
numbers (police,
ambulance, hospital, fire brigade,
access to emergency health care on
site or by means
of transport, person(s) in charge first
aid (the unit of production or of the
Group of producers), jobs or health
centers, water and gas supplier).
Examples of other procedures that
can be included:

identificar, por ejemplo, los


siguientes puntos:
- direccin de la explotacin o
ubicacin en el mapa;
- persona(s) de contacto;
- lista actualizada de nmeros
telefnicos relevantes (polica,
ambulancia, hospital, bomberos,
acceso a asistencia mdica en
el sitio o por medio de
transporte, persona(s)
encargada(s) de primeros
auxilios (de la unidad de
produccin o del grupo de
productores), puestos o centros
(e.. location of the nearest means of
de salud, proveedor de
communication (telephone, radio)
electricidad, agua y gas).
(e.. how and where to contact the
Ejemplos de otros
local medical services, hospital and
procedimientos que pueden
other
incluirse:
emergency services. (WHERE did it
- localizacin del medio de
happen? WHAT
comunicacin ms cercano
happened?, HOW MANY injured
(telfono, radio);
people?, WHAT kind of injuries? WHO - cmo y dnde contactar a los
is calling?)
servicios mdicos locales, al
location of fire extinguisher;
hospital y a los otros servicios

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electricity, gas and water


supplies; and
how to report accidents or
dangerous incidents.

AF. 3.4.2 Are potential hazards


clearly identified by
warning signs?

Permanent and legible signs


must indicate potential
hazards
(e.g. waste pits, fuel tanks,
workshops, access doors of
the plant protection product /
fertilizer / any other chemical
storage facilities as well as
reentry intervals, etc.).
Warning signs must be
present and in the
predominant language(s) of

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- emergency exits;
- emergency cut-offs for electricity,
gas and water supplies; and
how to report accidents or dangerous
incidents

de emergencia. (DNDE
ocurri? QU ocurri?
CUNTAS personas estn
heridas? QU tipo de heridas?
QUIN est llamando?)
- ubicacin de extintores;
- salidas de emergencia;
- interruptores de emergencia de
electricidad, gas y agua; y
- cmo informar sobre
accidentes o incidentes
peligrosos.

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When required to ensure


appropriate action, information
(e.g. in material safety sheets,
instructions, pamphlets and / or use
management manuals developed by
manufacturers website, telephone
number, material safety data
sheets, etc.) is accessible. Indications
of procedures for attention or use of
antidotes in case of poisoning.

Hay informacin (por ejemplo,


en hojas de seguridad,
instructivos, panfletos y/o
manuales de manejo y uso
elaborados por los fabricantes
pgina web, nmero de
telfono, hoja de datos tcnicos,
etc.) accesible, para asegurar
que se acta de forma
apropiada, si fuera necesario.
Indicaciones de procedimientos
de atencin o uso de antdotos
en caso de intoxicaciones.

There is always at least one person


trained in First Aid (i.e. within the last

Siempre debe haber al menos


una persona con formacin en

the workforce and/or


pictograms. No N/A.
AF. 3.4.3 Is safety advice for
substances
hazardous to worker
health
available/accessible?

When required to ensure


Minor
appropriate action, information Must
(e.g. website, telephone
number, material safety data
sheets, etc.) is accessible.

AF. 3.4.4 Are first aid kits present


at all permanent sites
and in the vicinity of
fieldwork?

Complete and maintained first Minor


aid kits (i.e. according to local Must
recommendations must be
available and accessible at all
permanent sites and available
for transport (tractor, car, etc.)
to the vicinity of the work.

AF. 3.4.5 Are there always an


appropriate number of

There is always at least one


Minor
person trained in First Aid (i.e. Must

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persons (at least one


person) trained in first aid
present on each farm
whenever on-farm
activities are being
carried out?

AF. 3.5

Compliance Criteria

within the last 5 years)


present on the farm whenever
on-farm activities are being
carried out.
As a guideline: one trained
person per 50 workers. On
farm activities include all
activities mentioned in the
relevant modules of this
standard.

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5 years) present
on the farm whenever on-farm
activities are being carried out.
As a guideline: one trained person per
50 workers. On farm
activities include all
activities mentioned in the relevant
modules of this standard. In option 2,
must be at least one person trained in
first aid per every 25 producers, who
will be responsible for health and
safety of the Organization and
responsible for managing the kit or
kits of the group.

Primeros Auxilios (o sea,


recibida durante los ltimos 5
aos) presente en la explotacin
cuando se estn realizando
actividades propias de la
explotacin. A modo de gua:
una persona capacitada por
cada 50 trabajadores. Las
actividades de la explotacin
incluyen aquellas mencionadas
en los mdulos relevantes de
esta norma. En opcin 2, debe
haber en el grupo al menos una
persona capacitada en primeros
auxilios por cada 25
productores, quien ser la
responsable de salud y
seguridad de la organizacin y
encargada de administrar el o
los botiquines del grupo.

Complete sets of protective clothing,


which enable label
instructions and/or legal requirements

Se dispone en la explotacin de
juegos completos de equipo
protector, que se utilizan y

Protective Clothing/Equipment

AF. 3.5.1 Are workers, visitors, and Complete sets of protective


subcontractors equipped clothing, which enable label
with suitable protective
instructions and/or legal

Level

Major
Must

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clothing in accordance
with legal requirements
and/or label instructions
and/or as authorized by a
competent authority?

AF. 3.5.2 Is protective clothing


cleaned after use and
stored so as to prevent
contamination of the
personal clothing?

Compliance Criteria

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requirements and/or
requirements as authorized by
a competent authority to be
complied with are available on
farm, utilized and in a good
state of repair. To comply with
label requirements or
operations of the farm, this
may include some of the
following:
rubber boots or other
appropriate footwear,
waterproof clothing, protective
overalls, rubber gloves, face
masks, appropriate respiratory
equipment (including
replacement filters), ear and
eye protection devices,
lifejackets, etc. as required by
label or operations on farm.
Protective clothing is clean
and there is a cleaning
schedule adapted according
to the type of use and degree
of potential contamination.

Major
Must

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and/or requirements as authorized by


a competent authority to be complied
with are available on farm, utilized and
in a good
state of repair. To comply with label
requirements or
operations of the farm, this may
include some of the following:
rubber boots or other
appropriate footwear,
waterproof clothing, protective
overalls, rubber gloves, face
masks, appropriate respiratory
equipment (including replacement
filters), ear and eye protection
devices, lifejackets, etc. as required
by label or operations on farm.

mantienen en buen estado,


cumpliendo con las
instrucciones en las etiquetas
y/o normas legales y/o
requisitos establecidos por la
autoridad competente. Para
cumplir con los requisitos de la
etiqueta o para la actividad de la
explotacin, el equipo puede
incluir alguno de los siguientes
elementos: botas de goma o
calzado apropiado, ropa
resistente al agua, delantales,
guantes de goma, mascarillas,
dispositivos de proteccin
respiratoria (incluyendo filtros
nuevos), ocular y auditiva,
chalecos salvavidas, etc.
cuando fuera necesario.

Protective clothing is clean and there


is a cleaning schedule
adapted according to the type of use
and degree of potential contamination.
Cleaning the protective clothing and

La ropa de proteccin est


limpia y hay un plan de limpieza
que se adapta al tipo de uso y al
grado de contaminacin
potencial. La limpieza de la ropa

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Cleaning the protective


clothing and equipment
includes separate washing
from private clothing.
Wash re-usable gloves before
removal. Dirty and damaged
protective clothing and
equipment and expired filter
cartridges must be disposed
of appropriately. Single-use
items (e.g. gloves, overalls,
etc.) must to be disposed of
after one use.
All protective clothing and
equipment including
replacements filters, etc. must
be stored outside of the plant
protection products/storage
facility and physically
separated from any other
chemicals that might cause
contamination of the clothing
or equipment. No N/A.

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equipment includes separate washing


from private clothing.
Wash re-usable gloves before
removal. Dirty and damaged
protective clothing and
equipment and expired filter cartridges
must be disposed of appropriately.
Single-use items (e.g. gloves,
overalls, etc.) must
to be disposed of after one use.
All protective clothing and equipment
including replacements filters, etc.
must
be stored outside of the plant
protection products/storage
facility and physically separated from
any other chemicals that
might cause contamination of
the clothing or equipment. Masks
(activated charcoal) filters should be
stored in airtight bags or containers, to
avoid their degradation and premature
inactivation. No N/A.

y del equipo de proteccin debe


hacerse por separado de la
vestimenta particular. Se deben
lavar los guantes reusables
antes de quitrselos de las
manos. Se debe desechar
apropiadamente la ropa y el
equipo de proteccin sucio y
daado, as como tambin los
cartuchos de filtros caducados.
Los artculos desechables (por
ejemplo, guantes, delantales,
etc.) deben desecharse despus
de un solo uso. Toda la ropa y el
equipo de proteccin,
incluyendo los filtros nuevos,
etc., deben almacenarse afuera
del almacn de los productos
fitosanitarios y fsicamente
separado de cualquier otro
producto qumico que pueda
contaminar la vestimenta o el
equipo. Los filtros de las
mascarillas (carbn activado)
deben almacenarse en bolsas o
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evitar su degradacin e
inactivacin prematura. Sin
opcin de N/A.

AF. 3.6

Worker Welfare

AF 3.6.1

Is a member of
management
clearly identifiable as
responsible for workers
health, safety and
welfare?

Documentation is available
that
demonstrates that a clearly
identified, named member of
management has the
responsibility for ensuring
compliance with and
implementation of existing,
current and relevant national
and local regulations on
workers health safety and
welfare.

Major
Must

AF 3.6.2

Do regular two-way

Records show that the

Recom. Records show that the

Documentation is available that


demonstrates that a clearly identified,
named member of
management has the
responsibility for ensuring compliance
with and implementation of existing,
current and relevant national
and local regulations on workers
health safety and welfare. In case of
Group of producers, option 2, the
person responsible for the issues of
health, safety and labour welfare of
the Organization, it will be elected by
the Assembly and the charge will be
rotating annually or at the discretion of
the organization.

Se dispone de documentacin
que identifica claramente a un
miembro de la direccin como el
responsable del cumplimiento y
a implementacin de toda
legislacin vigente y relevante,
nacional y local, en temas de
salud, seguridad y bienestar
laboral. En caso de grupo de
productores, opcin 2, la
persona responsable de los
temas de salud, seguridad y
bienestar laboral de la
organizacin, ser electa por la
asamblea y el cargo ser
rotativo anualmente o a criterio
de la organizacin.
Los registros muestran que las

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communication meetings
take place between
management and
workers? Are there
records from such
meetings?

Compliance Criteria

concerns of the workers about


health, safety and welfare are
being recorded in meetings
planned and held at least
once a year between
management and workers and
that these discussions can
take place openly (i.e. without
fear of intimidation or
retribution). The auditor is not
required to make judgments
about the content, accuracy or
outcome of such meetings.

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concerns of the workers about health,


safety and welfare are
being recorded in meetings planned
and held at least once
a year between management and
workers and that these
discussions can take place openly (i.e.
without fear of
intimidation or retribution). In option 2,
the producers group performs at least
one annual meeting to establish
guidelines for work in relation to
health, safety and welfare of members
and their workers; in it is the choice of
the person responsible for ensuring
compliance with them for the next
period. The auditor is not required to
make judgments about the content,
accuracy or outcome of such
meetings.

inquietudes de los trabajadores


acerca de la salud, seguridad y
bienestar laboral se documentan
en reuniones realizadas al
menos una vez al ao y en las
que participan los empleados y
la direccin y que estas
discusiones pueden llevarse a
cabo (es decir, sin temor o
intimidacin o represalias). En
opcin 2, el grupo de
agricultores realiza al menos
una reunin anual para
establecer los lineamientos de
trabajo en relacin a salud,
seguridad y bienestar de los
asociados y sus trabajadores;
en la misma se realiza la
eleccin de la persona
responsable de velar por el
cumplimiento de los mismos
para el siguiente perodo. El
auditor no est obligado a juzgar
el contenido, la exactitud o los
resultados de dichas reuniones.

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AF 3.6.3

Do workers have access


to clean food storage
areas, designated rest
areas, hand washing
facilities, and drinking
water?

Hand washing facilities,


potable drinking water, a
place to store food and a
place to eat must be
provided to the workers

AF 3.6.4

Are on-site living


quarters habitable and
have the basic services
and facilities?

The on farm living quarters for Minor


the workers are habitable and Must
have a sound roof, windows
and doors, and the basic
services of running water,
toilets, and drains. In case of

Minor
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Hand washing facilities, potable


drinking water, a place to store food
and a place to eat must be provided to
the workers. When permitted by the
proximity of the production units and
the small producer and/or their
workers can go to their homes to eat,
is not necessary to have dining and
shroud of food facilities, this situation
must be declared by the producers
and does not preclude the
requirement to have hand washing
stations and drinking water available
to workers in the production unit.

Se debe proveer a los


trabajadores de instalaciones
para el lavado de manos, agua
potable, un lugar donde guardar
sus alimentos y comer. Cuando
la proximidad de las unidades
de produccin lo permitan y el
pequeo productor y/o sus
trabajadores puedan ir a sus
viviendas a comer, no es
necesario tener instalaciones de
comedor y resguardo de los
alimentos, sta situacin debe
ser declarada por el productor y
no excluye la obligatoriedad de
contar con estaciones de lavado
de manos y agua potable a
disposicin de los trabajadores
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no drains, septic pits can be


accepted if compliant with
local regulations.
AF. 4

SUBCONTRACTORS

AF. 4.1

When the producer


makes use of
subcontractors, is all the
relevant information
available on farm?

Subcontractors must carry out Minor


an assessment (or the
Must
producer must do it on behalf
of the subcontractors) of
compliance against the
GLOBALG.A.P.
Control Points relevant to the
services provided on farm.
Evidence of compliance with
the applicable control points
must be available on farm
during the external inspection
and the subcontractor must
accept that GLOBALG.A.P.
approved certifiers are
allowed to verify the
assessments through a
physical inspection
where there is doubt. The
producer is responsible for

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observance of the control


points applicable to the tasks
performed by the
subcontractor by checking
and signing the
assessment of the
subcontractor for each task
and season contracted.
Where the subcontractor has
been assessed by a 3rd party
certification body, which is
GLOBALG.A.P. approved, the
producer shall receive a report
from the subcontractor with
the following info: 1) Date of
assessment, 2) Name of the
Certification Body, 3)
Inspector
name, 4) Details of the
subcontractor, 5) report that
lists the responses to the
relevant Control Points and
Compliance Criteria.
In the case where product
handling is subcontracted, the
certification body that inspects

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There is evidence that the relevant


procedures on personal health, safety
and hygiene are officially
communicated to visitors and
subcontractors (e.g. relevant
instructions are in a visible
place where all visitors or
subcontractors can read them or
pamphlets or brochures that include
recommendations, instructions and
procedures for overall observance
within the estate are given).

Hay evidencia de que los


procedimientos relevantes a la
salud, seguridad e higiene
personal se comunican
oficialmente a las visitas y al
personal subcontratado (por
ejemplo, las instrucciones
relevantes estn expuestas en
un lugar visible, donde puedan
leerlas todas las visitas o el
personal subcontratado o se
entregan panfletos o trifoliares
que incluyen las
recomendaciones,
instrucciones y procedimientos
de observancia general dentro
de la finca).

the producer must still inspect


the relevant control points
(refer to relevant scope
specifications).
AF. 4.2

Are all subcontractors


and visitors made aware
of the relevant
procedures on personal
safety and hygiene?

AF. 5

WASTE AND
POLLUTION
MANAGEMENT,

There is evidence that the


relevant procedures on
personal health, safety and
hygiene are officially
communicated to visitors and
subcontractors (e.g. relevant
instructions are in a visible
place where all visitors or
subcontractors can read
them).

Minor
Must

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Possible waste products (e.g. paper,


cardboard, plastic, oil,
etc.) and sources of pollution (e.g.
fertilizer excess, exhaust
smoke, oil, fuel, noise, effluent,
chemicals, sheep-dip, feed
waste, algae produced during net
cleaning, etc.) produced by
the farm processes have been listed.
In the case of groups of producers
who are engaged in a same culture
and have similar production
conditions, there will be a document

Se deben listar los posibles


productos de desecho (por
ejemplo, papel, cartn,
plsticos, aceites, etc.) y las
posibles fuentes de
contaminacin (tales como
exceso de fertilizantes, humo,
aceites, combustibles, ruido,
efluentes, sustancias qumicas,
baos de ovejas, residuos de
alimentos, algas resultantes de
la limpieza de redes, etc.)
producidos como resultado de

RECYCLING
AND RE-USE
Waste minimization
should include: review of
current practices,
avoidance of waste,
reduction of waste, reuse of waste, and
recycling of waste.
AF. 5.1

Identification of Waste
and Pollutants

AF. 5.1.1 Have possible waste


products and sources of
pollution been identified
in all areas of the
business?

Possible waste products (e.g. Minor


paper, cardboard, plastic, oil, Must
etc.) and sources of pollution
(e.g. fertilizer excess, exhaust
smoke, oil, fuel, noise,
effluent, chemicals, sheep-dip,
feed waste, algae produced
during net cleaning, etc.)
produced by the farm
processes have been listed.

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generic stating wastes and pollutants


identified and their management. This
document must be available and the
knowledge of all members of the
organization

los procesos de la explotacin.


En caso de grupos de
productores que se dedican a
un mismo cultivo y tengan
condiciones similares de
produccin, se puede contar con
un documento genrico que
indique los desechos y
contaminantes identificados y su
manejo. Este documento deber
estar disponible y ser del
conocimiento de todos los
integrantes de la organizacin.

Waste and Pollution


Action Plan

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?

Compliance Criteria

A comprehensive, current,
Recom. A comprehensive, current,
documented plan that covers
documented plan that covers wastage
wastage reduction, pollution
reduction, pollution and waste
and waste recycling is
recycling is available. Air, soil, water,
available. Air, soil, water,
noise
noise and light contamination
and light contamination must be
must be considered along with
considered along with all
all products and sources
products and sources identified in the
identified in the plan.
plan. Groups of producers can make

Se dispone de un plan integral,


actual y documentado, que
abarque la reduccin de
desperdicios y contaminacin, y
el reciclaje de residuos. El
mismo debe considerar la
contaminacin del aire, suelo y
agua, ruido y luz, junto con
todos los productos y las

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AF. 5.2.2 Has all litter/waste been


cleared up?

Compliance Criteria

Level

Visual assessment that there Major


is no evidence of waste/litter
Must
in the immediate vicinity of the
production or storage
buildings.
Incidental and insignificant
litter and waste on the
designated areas are
acceptable as well as
the waste from the current
days work. All other litter and
waste has been cleared up,
including fuel spills.

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a plan that addresses policies and


activities to develop together to
reduce the generation of waste and
the risk from contaminants.

fuentes identificadas en el plan.


Los grupos de agricultores
pueden realizar un plan que
abarque las polticas y
actividades a desarrollar en
conjunto para reducir la
generacin de desechos y el
riesgo por contaminantes.

Visual assessment that there is no


evidence of waste/litter in the
immediate vicinity of the production or
storage buildings.
Incidental and insignificant litter and
waste on the designated areas are
acceptable as well as the waste from
the current days work. All other litter
and waste has been cleared up,
including fuel spills. The plantations
and the product flow paths must
remain clean. In any case the
activities of cleaning of the production
units, including its facilities must
performed in compliance with the plan
of hygiene in terms of frequency,
method, responsible and activities.

Evaluacin visual de que no


exista evidencia de
residuos/basura en las
inmediaciones de la produccin
o en los almacenes. Se
permiten basuras y residuos
insignificantes en reas
sealadas, as como tambin
todo residuo producido en el da
de trabajo. El resto de basura y
residuos debe retirarse,
incluyendo los derrames de
combustibles.
Las plantaciones y rutas de flujo
del producto deben permanecer
limpias. En todo caso las
actividades de limpieza de las

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unidades de produccin,
incluyendo sus instalaciones
deben realizarse en
cumplimiento del plan de
higiene en cuanto a frecuencia,
mtodo, responsable y
actividades realizadas.

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?

AF. 6

ENVIRONMENT AND
CONSERVATION
Farming and
environment are
inseparably linked.
Managing wildlife and
landscape is of great

Organic waste material is


composted and used for soil
conditioning. Composting
method ensures that there is
no risk of disease carry-over.

Recom. Organic waste material is composted


and used for soil conditioning or
incorporated directly into the soil.
Composting
method ensures that there is no risk of
disease carry-over, e.g. composting,
elaboration of bokashi, biodigestion,
stabilization by alkalis, etc.

Los residuos orgnicos pueden


convertirse en compost o
incorporarse directamente al
suelo. El mtodo de elaboracin
de compost asegura que no
haya riesgo de propagacin de
enfermedades. , por ejemplo,
compostaje, elaboracin de
bocashi, biodigestin,
estabilizacin por lcalis, etc.

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There must be a written action plan


that aims to enhance habitats and
maintain biodiversity on the farm.
This can be either an individual plan
or a regional activity, if the farm is
participating in or covered by such.
The action will include knowledge of
integrated pest management
practices, nutrient use of crops,
conservation sites, water supplies, the

Debe haber un plan


documentado que tenga como
objetivo mejorar el hbitat y
mantener la biodiversidad en la
explotacin. Dicho plan puede
ser individual o regional si la
explotacin participa o queda
cubierta por l. El Plan incluye el
conocimiento de las prcticas de
Manejo Integrado de Plagas, el

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

Impact of Farming on
the Environment and
Biodiversity
(cross-reference with
AB.10 Aquaculture
Module)

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?

There must be a written action Minor


plan that aims to enhance
Must
habitats and maintain
biodiversity on the farm.
This can be either an
individual plan or a regional
activity, if the farm is
participating in or covered by
such. The action will include
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management practices,
nutrient use of crops,
conservation sites, water
supplies, the impact on other
users, etc.

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

There should be tangible


Recom.
actions and initiatives that can
be demonstrated 1) by the
producer either on the
production site or 2) by
participation in a group that is
active in environmental
support schemes looking at
habitat quality and habitat
elements.
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the conservation plan to

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impact on other users, etc. In groups


of producers, the plan for the
conservation of the environment can
be general, it can be archived in the
headquarters of the Organization, but
their implementation must be
verifiable compliance and
enforcement individual.

uso de nutrientes en los cultivos,


reas prioritarias de
conservacin, fuentes de agua y
el impacto en los otros usuarios,
etc. En grupos de productores,
el plan para la conservacin del
medio ambiente puede ser
general, puede archivarse en la
sede de la organizacin, pero su
aplicacin debe ser de
observancia individual y
cumplimiento comprobable.

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undertake a base line audit of


the current levels, location,
condition etc. of the fauna and
flora on farm so as to enable
actions to be planned. Within
the conservation plan there is
a clear list of priorities and
actions to enhance habitats
for fauna and flora where
viable and increase biodiversity on the farm.

Unproductive Sites

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?

Compliance Criteria

There should be a plan to


convert unproductive sites
and identified areas that give
priority to ecology into
conservation areas where
viable.

Recom. There should be a plan to convert


unproductive sites and identified areas
that give priority
to ecology into conservation areas
where viable. For a group of
producers, the plan may be general,
be filed at the headquarters of the
Group and executed in areas
identified for conservation in the
region; must always promote the
collaboration of the Group on the
activities of management of this

Se recomienda la existencia de
un plan para convertir las reas
improductivas y las reas
identificadas como de prioridad
ecolgica, en reas de
conservacin, si fuera viable.
Para un grupo de productores,
el plan puede ser general, ser
archivado en la sede del grupo
y ejecutado en reas
identificadas para conservacin
en la regin; siempre debe

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resource and documenting the


proceedings.

fomentarse la colaboracin del


grupo en las actividades de
manejo de ste recurso y
documentar lo actuado.

Energy Efficiency

AF. 6.3.1 Can the producer show


monitoring of on farm
energy use?

Compliance Criteria

Energy use records exist. The Recom. Energy use records exist. The
producer is aware of where
producer is aware of where and
and how energy is consumed
how energy is consumed on the
on the farm and through
farm and through farming practices.
farming practices. Farming
Farming equipment
equipment shall be selected
shall be selected and maintained for
and maintained for optimum
optimum consumption of energy. The
consumption of energy. The
use of non-renewable energy
use of non-renewable energy
sources should be kept to a minimum.
sources should be kept to a
Executed actions should be
minimum.
documented to minimize the use of
energy in agricultural production,
although it is not possible to quantify
its impact or its efficiency in reducing
consumption.

Existen registros del uso de


energa. El productor tiene
conocimiento de dnde y cmo
se consume la energa en la
explotacin y en las prcticas
agropecuarias. Se elegir y
mantendr la maquinaria
agropecuaria de maneras que
asegure un consumo energtico
ptimo. Se mantendr al mnimo
la utilizacin de las fuentes de
energa no-renovables. Se debe
documentar las acciones
ejecutadas para minimizar el
uso de energticos en la
produccin agrcola, aunque no
sea posible cuantificar su
impacto o su eficiencia en la

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reduccin de consumo.

AF 7

COMPLAINTS
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?

A documented complaint
Major
procedure is available to
Must
facilitate that all received
complaints relating to issues
covered by GLOBALG.A.P.
are recorded and followed up.
Actions taken with respect to
such complaints are
documented. No N/A.

A documented complaint procedure is


available to facilitate that all received
complaints relating to issues covered
by GLOBALG.A.P. are recorded and
followed up. In the case of producer
groups the complaint management
process can be standardized but
individually apply to present a claim to
a particular producer belonging to the
group. The claims procedures
document may be of general
application to all partners and will be
available at the Organization's
headquarters. Actions taken with
respect to such complaints are
documented. No N/A.

Se dispone de un procedimiento
de reclamaciones que facilita el
registro y el seguimiento de
todas las reclamaciones
recibidas en relacin a los
temas cubiertos por
GLOBALG.A.P. En caso de
grupos de productores el
procedimiento de gestin de
reclamos puede ser
estandarizado aunque se
aplique de manera individual al
presentarse un reclamo a un
determinado productor que
pertenece al grupo. El
procedimiento estar disponible
en la sede de la organizacin.

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Se documentan las acciones
tomadas en respuesta a estas
reclamaciones. Sin opcin de
N/A.

AF. 8

RECALL/WITHDRAWAL
PROCEDURE

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?

The producer must have


Major
access to documented
Must
procedures which identify the
type of event that may result
in a withdrawal/recall, persons
responsible for making
decisions on the possible
withdrawal/recall of product,
the mechanism for notifying
customers and the
GLOBALG.A.P. Certification
Body (if a sanction was not
issued by the CB and the
producer or producer group
withdrew/recalled the products
out of free will) and methods
of reconciling stock. The
procedures must be tested

The producer must have access to


documented procedures which identify
the type of event that may result in
a withdrawal/recall, persons
responsible for making decisions on
the possible withdrawal/recall of
product, the mechanism for notifying
customers and the GLOBALG.A.P.
Certification Body (if a sanction was
not issued by the CB and the producer
or producer group
withdrew/recalled the products out of
free will) and methods of reconciling
stock. The procedures must be tested
annually to ensure that they are
effective. This can be a mock test.
This test has to be recorded. The

El productor debe tener acceso


a procedimientos documentados
que identifican el tipo de suceso
que puede resultar en una
retirada de un producto del
mercado, las personas
responsables de tomar este tipo
de decisin, el mecanismo para
notificar a los clientes y el
Organismo de Certificacin de
GLOBALG.A.P (en el caso de
que el OC no haya emitido la
sancin y que el productor o el
grupo de productores haya
retirado los productos por su
libre voluntad) y los mtodos de
recomposicin de las
existencias. El procedimiento

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annually to ensure that they


are effective. This can be a
mock test. This test has to be
recorded.

AF. 9

FOOD DEFENSE (not


applicable for Flowers
and Ornamentals)

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management procedure will reach


until the immediate customer and the
actions should allow for the
identification and removal of the
product. For groups certified in option
2, can be a single document the
procedures for the group, but the
practical application of these
procedures is individual and should be
recorded for each producer. The
documented procedures are valid if
they are of general application and
may be available at the Organization's
headquarters.

debe comprobarse anualmente


para asegurarse de que es
efectivo. Puede ser una prueba
simulada. La prueba debe
documentarse. El procedimiento
de gestin tendr alcance hasta
el cliente inmediato y las
acciones deben permitir la
identificacin y retiro del
producto. Para grupos
certificados en Opcin 2, se
puede tener un solo documento
de los procedimientos para el
grupo, pero la aplicacin
prctica de stos
procedimientos es individual y
se deben registrar por cada
productor. Deben estar
disponibles en la sede de la
organizacin.

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AF. 9.1

Is there a risk
assessment for food
defense and are
procedures in place to
address identified food
defense risks?

AF. 10

GLOBALG.A.P.
STATUS

AF. 10.1

Do all transaction
documentation include
reference to the
GLOBALG.A.P. Status
(certified/ not certified)?

Compliance Criteria

Potential threats to food


security in all phases of the
operation shall be identified
and assessed.
Food security risk
identification shall assure that
all input is from safe and
secured sources. Information
of all employees and
subcontractors must be
available. Procedures for
corrective action shall be in
place in case of intentional
threat

Level

Major
Must

Transaction documentation
Major
(e.g. sales invoices) and,
Must
where appropriate, other
documentation include the
GLOBALG.A.P. Status of the
product. Positive identification
is enough on transaction
documentation (e.g.:

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Producers shall have an agreement in


place with their direct customers
(packers,
exporters, importers, etc.) that their
GGN, GLN or sub-GLN will not be
misused and that the customer will
follow best practices in
traceability and labeling, (e.g. not label
other producers

Los productores deben tener un


acuerdo con sus clientes
directos (envasadores,
exportadores, importadores,
etc.) , que garantice que su
GGN, GLN o sub-GLN no ser
objeto de mal uso y que dichos
clientes seguirn las mejores
prcticas en trminos de

GLOBAGLG.A.P. certified
product name). Noncertified products do not need
to be identified as noncertified.
Indication of the certified
status is obligatory regardless
if the certified product was
sold as certified or not.
N/A only when there is a
written agreement available
between the producer and the
client not to identify the
GLOBALG.A.P. status of the
product on the transaction
documents.
AF. 10.2

Do all producers have


agreements in place to
prevent misuse of their
GGN by their direct
customers?

Producers shall have an


Minor
agreement in place with their Must
direct customers (packers,
exporters, importers, etc.) that
their GGN, GLN or Sub-GLN
will not be misused
and that the customer will
follow best practices in
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not label other producers


products with the producers
GGN, GLN or sub-GLN nor
mix the producers
certified product with other
noncertified product, which
are then labeled with the
producers GGN, GLN or subGLN).
The agreement of not
misusing the producers GGN,
GLN or sub-GLN, can be:
An additional clause to any
existing contract or agreement
between the producer and
their direct customers,
A letter issued by the
customer where she/he
declares that no misuse of
GGN, GLN or sub-GLN will be
done,
Other solutions are also
possible, like including such
declaration (not misusing the
producers GGN, GLN or subGGN) on a purchase order

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products with the producers GGN,


GLN or sub-GLN nor mix the
producers certified product with other
noncertified product, which are then
labeled with the producers GGN, GLN
or sub-GLN).
The agreement of not misusing the
producers GGN, GLN or sub-GLN,
can be:
An additional clause to any existing
contract or agreement between the
producer and their direct customers,
A letter issued by the customer
where she/he declares that no misuse
of GGN, GLN or sub-GLN will be
done,
Other solutions are also possible,
like including such declaration (not
misusing the producers GGN, GLN or
sub-GGN) on a purchase order where
GLOBALG.A.P. certified product is
demanded.
The producer or group of
producers may send a letter to the
immediate purchaser, with the
conditions for the proper use of GGN

trazabilidad y etiquetado p ej.:


no etiquetar los productos de
otro productor con el GGN, GLN
o sub-GLN del productor en
cuestin, ni mezclar el producto
certificado del productor en
cuestin con otros productos no
certificados que son entonces
etiquetados con el GGN, GLN o
sub-GLN del productor en
cuestin .
El acuerdo de no hacer mal uso
del GGN, GLN o sub-GLN del
productor, puede ser:
Una clusula adiciona en
cualquier contrato o acuerdo
existente entre el productos y
sus clientes directos,
Una carta el cliente en la
que l/ella declares que no
habr mal uso del GGN, GLN o
sub-GLN,
Otras soluciones tambin
son posibles, tales como incluir
la declaracin (de no hacer mal
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where GLOBALG.A.P.
certified product is demanded.
N/A only when there es a
written agreement available
between the producer and the
client no to use the GGN,
GLN or Sub GLN, on the
ready to be sold product.

AF. 11

LOGO USE

AF. 11.1

Is the GLOBALG.A.P.
word, trademark or logo
and the GGN
(GLOBALG.A.P.
Number) use according
to the GLOBALG.A.P.

The producer/producer group


shall use the GLOBALG.A.P
(EUREPGAP) word,
trademark or logo and the
GGN (GLOBALG.A.P.
Number), GLN or sub- GLN

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and protect their validity with the


receipt and acceptance of these
conditions.
N/A only when there is a written
agreement available between the
producer and the client no to use the
GGN, GLN or Sub GLN, on the ready
to be sold product

Major
Must

del productor) en la orden de


compra de un producto
certificado GLOBALG.A.P.
El productor o grupo de
productores pueden enviar una
carta al comprador inmediato,
con las condiciones para el
buen uso de su GGN, GLN o
sub-GLN y amparar su validez
con la recepcin y aceptacin
de dichas condiciones.
N/A slo cuando se dispone de
un acuerdo escrito entre el
productor y el cliente de no
usar el GGN, GLN o sub-GLN
en un producto listo para la
venta.

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General Regulations and


according to the
Sublicense and
Certification Agreement?

AF. 12

TRACEABILITY AND
SEGREGATION
obligatory when
producer is registered
for Parallel
Production/Parallel
Ownership

AF. 12.1

Parallel production
and/or ownership (only
applicable where certified
and non-certified
products are produced

Compliance Criteria

according to the General


Regulations Annex 1 and
according to the Sublicense
and Certification Agreement.
The GLOBALG.A.P. word,
trademark or logo shall never
appear on the final product,
on the consumer packaging,
or at the point of sale, but the
certificate holder in businesstobusiness communications
can use any and/or all.

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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?

A system must be in place to Major


avoid mixing of certified and
Must
non-certified products. This
can be done via physical
identification or product
handling procedures,
including the relevant records.
No N/A.

A system must be in place to avoid


mixing of certified and non-certified
products. This can be done via
physical identification or product
handling procedures, including
the relevant records; the system of
segregation should be documented
and have records of support. No N/A.

Debe haber un sistema


establecido para evitar la
mezcla de productos
certificados y no certificados.
Esto puede hacerse mediante
una identificacin fsica o con
procedimientos de manipulacin
del producto; el sistema de
segregacin debe estar
documentado y contar con los
registros de soporte. Sin opcin
de N/A.

AF.12.1.2 Is there a system to


ensure that all final
products originating from
a certified production
process are correctly
identified?

All final, ready to be sold


Major
(either from farm level or after Must
product handling), products
shall be identified with a GLN
or a GLN or a sub-GLN where
the product originates from a
certified process.
Where no GLN or sub-GLN is
used: the GGN shall be used
to identify the certified

All final, ready to be sold (either from


farm level or after product
handling), products shall be identified
with a GLN where the
product originates from a certified
process.
Where no GLN or sub-GLN is used:
the GGN shall be used to identify the
certified product. It can be the GGN of
the (option 2) group, the GGN of the

Todos los productos finales y


listos para la venta (a nivel de la
explotacin o luego de su
manipulacin), debern
identificarse con un GLN cuando
se originan de un proceso
certificado.
Cuando no se utiliza un GLN o
sub-GLN, se usar el GGN para
identificar el producto

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product. It can be the GGN of


the (option 2) group, the GGN
of the group member, both
GGNs or the GGN of the
individual (option 1) producer.
The GGN must not be used to
label non-certified product.
Where GLN is used, it shall be
used to identify only the
certified product.
In case the producers want to
identify the non-certified
product(s) as well, sub-GLNs
shall be used; at least one the
certified and another for the
non-certified products.
A system shall be in place to
ensure that all final products
originating from different
certified production processes
(own production or
purchased) are correctly
identified and traceable.
N/A only when there is a
written agreement available

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group member, both GGNs or the


GGN of the individual (option 1)
producer. The GGN must not be used
to label non-certified product.
Where GLN is used, it shall be used to
identify only the certified product.
In case the producers want to identify
the non-certified product(s) as well,
sub-GLNs shall be used; at least one
the certified and another for the noncertified products.
A system shall be in place to ensure
that all final products originating from
different certified production
processes (own production or
purchased) are correctly identified and
traceable.
Producers shall comply with placing
GGN (with sticker or masking tape in
the basket, bag, pouch, box or
container product transport), when
delivering product to the marketer or
exporting entity, who assumes the
responsibility of the chain of custody

certificado. Puede ser el GGN


del grupo (opcin 2), el GGN de
un miembro del grupo, los dos
GGN, o el GGN de un productor
individual (opcin 1). El GGN no
debe usarse para etiquetar
producto no certificado.
Cuando se usa el GLN, ser
solo para identificar el producto
certificado.
Si los productores tambin
desean identificar los productos
no certificados, se usarn subGLNs, como mnimo uno para
los productos certificados y otro
para los productos no
certificados.
Habr un sistema establecido
para asegurar que todos los
productos certificados
(producidos o comprados) estn
identificados correctamente y
sean trazables.
Los productores cumplirn con
colocar su GGN (con stiker o
masking tape, en la canasta,

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between the producer and the


client no to use the GGN,
GLN or Sub GLN, on the
ready to be sold product.

AF.12.1.3 Is there a final check to


ensure correct product
dispatch of certified and
non-certified
products?

The check shall be


documented to show that the
certified and non-certified
products are dispatched
correctly. No N/A.

Major
Must

AF.12.1.4 Do all transaction

Transaction documentation

Major

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of the product in the process of


packaging and labelling. Producers
shall comply with placing GGN when
delivering product to the marketer or
exporting entity, who assumes the
responsibility of the chain of custody
of the product in the process of
packaging and labeling.
N/A only when there is a written
agreement available between the
producer and the client no to use the
GGN, GLN or Sub GLN, on the ready
to be sold product.

saco, bolsa, caja o recipiente de


transporte del producto), al
momento de entregar su
produccin al ente
comercializador o exportador,
quien asumir la
responsabilidad de la cadena de
custodia del producto en el
proceso de empaque y
etiquetado.
N/A slo cuando se dispone de
un acuerdo escrito entre el
productos y el cliente de no
hacer uso del GGN, GLN o subGLN en un producto listo para la
venta.

Transaction documentation

Los documentos de las

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documents include the


GGN, GLN or the subGLN of the
certificate holder and
reference to the
GLOBALG.A.P. certified
status?

Compliance Criteria

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(sales invoices, other sales


Must
related, dispatch
documentation, etc.) related to
sales of certified product shall
include the GGN, GLN or the
sub-GLN of the
certificate holder and shall
contain a reference to the
GLOBALG.A.P. certified
status.
Positive identification is
enough on transaction
documentation (e.g.:
GLOBAGLG.A.P. certified
product name). For the
correct use of GGN, GLN, or
sub-GLN refer to AF 12.1.2.
N/A only when there is a
written agreement available
between the producer and the
client no to use the GGN,
GLN or Sub GLN, on the
ready to be sold product.

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(sales invoices, other sales related,


dispatch documentation, etc.) related
to sales of certified product shall
include the GGN, GLN or the subGLN of the
certificate holder and shall contain a
reference to the
GLOBALG.A.P. certified status.
Positive identification is enough on
transaction documentation (e.g.:
GLOBAGLG.A.P. certified product
name). For the correct use of GGN,
GLN, or sub-GLN refer to AF 12.1.2.
For option 2, the GGN may be
included only in the sales documents
of the group of the certified product
and its State GLOBALG.A.P.
reference. N/A only when there is a
written agreement available between
the producer and the client no to use
the GGN, GLN or Sub GLN, on the
ready to be sold product.

transacciones (facturas de
venta, otros documentos
relacionados con las ventas,
documentacin de envo, etc.)
relacionada con la venta del
producto certificado incluirn el
sub-GGN, GLN o sub-GLN del
titular del certificado y tendrn
una referencia al estado de
certificacin GLOBALG.A.P.
Es suficiente su identificacin
positiva en los documentos de
las transacciones (por ejemplo,
nombre del producto
certificado GLOBALG.A.P.).
Consulte sobre el uso correcto
del GGN, GLN o sub-GLN en el
punto AF 12.1.2
Para opcin 2, se podr
consignar el GGN solo en la
documentacin comercial del
producto certificado del grupo y
la referencia de su estado
GLOBALG.A.P.
N/A solo cuando se dispone de
un acuerdo escrito entre el

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productor y el cliente de no
hacer uso del GGN, GLN o subGLN en un producto listo para la
venta.

AF.12.1.5 Are appropriate


identification procedures
in place and records for
identifying products
purchased from different
sources?

Procedures shall be
established documented and
maintained, appropriately to
the scale of the operation, for
identifying certified and
noncertified products from
different sources (i.e. other
producers or traders)
Records shall include:
- Product description
- GLOBALG.A.P. certified
status.
- Quantities of product(s)
purchased
- Supplier details
- Copy of the GLOBALG.A.P.
certificates where applicable
Traceability data/codes
related to the purchased
products,
- Purchase orders/invoices

Major
Must

Procedures shall be
Established documented and
maintained, appropriately to the
scale of the operation, for identifying
certified and noncertified
products from different
sources (i.e. other producers or
traders)
Records shall include:
- Product description
- GLOBALG.A.P. certified status.
- Quantities of product(s) Purchased
-Date and time of entry and exit
- Supplier details
- Copy of the GLOBALG.A.P.
certificates where applicable
Traceability data/codes related to
the purchased products,
- Purchase orders/invoices
received by the organization being
assessed

Se establecern, documentarn
y mantendrn procedimientos
adecuados a la magnitud de la
operacin, para la identificacin
de los productos certificados y
no certificados que se
incorporan desde diferentes
fuentes (o sea, otros
productores o comerciantes).
Los registros incluirn:
- descripcin de productos
- el estado de certificacin
GLOBALG.A.P
- cantidades de productos
adquiridos
-Da y hora de ingreso y salida
- detalle de los proveedores
- copia de los certificados
GLOBALG.A.P si corresponde,
- datos de trazabilidad/ cdigos
relacionados a los productos

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received by the organization


being assessed
- List of approved suppliers.
No N/A if purchasing of
products.

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- List of approved suppliers.


No N/A if purchasing of products.

comprados
- rdenes de compra/ facturas
emitidas por la organizacin
evaluada.
- lista de proveedores
aprobados.
Sin opcin de N/A, si hay
compra de productos.

Quantities (including
information on volumes or weight) of
certified, noncertified, incoming,
outgoing and stored product must be
recorded and a summary maintained
so as to facilitate the mass balance

Se debe documentar las


cantidades (incluyendo
informacin en volumen o en
peso) de producto certificado,
no certificado, entrante, saliente
y almacenado. Debe llevarse un

AF.12.1.6 Are all sales details of


Sales details of certified and
Major
certified and non-certified non-certified products shall be Must
products recorded?
recorded, with particular
attention to quantities sold
and descriptions provided.
The documents must
demonstrate the consistent
balance between certified and
non-certified input and the
output. No N/A.
AF.12.1.7 Are all details of certified
and non-certified product
quantities recorded and
summarized?

Quantities (including
information on volumes or
weight) of certified,
noncertified, incoming,
outgoing and stored product
must be recorded and a

Major
Must

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summary maintained so as to
facilitate the mass balance
verification process.
The frequency of the mass
balance verification shall be
defined and be appropriate to
the scale of the operation, but
it shall be done at least
annually per product.
Documents to demonstrate
mass balance shall be clearly
identified.
No N/A.

AF.12.1.8 Are conversion ratios


and/or loss (input-output
calculations of a given
production process)
during handling

Conversion ratios shall be


calculated and available for
each relevant handling
process.
All generated product waste

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Must

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verification process.
The frequency of the mass balance
verification shall be defined and be
appropriate to the scale of the
operation, but it shall be done at least
annually per product. Documents to
demonstrate mass balance shall be
clearly identified.
A registration form that includes the
information that enable to identify,
provide traceability, and establish
segregation of the product certified or
not certified will be enabled.
No N/A.

resumen para facilitar el proceso


de verificacin del balance de
masa.
La frecuencia de la verificacin
del balance de masas se
definir y ser apropiada para la
escala de la operacin, pero
deber realizarse como mnimo
anualmente por producto. Los
documentos para demostrar el
balance de masas sern
claramente identificados.
Se podr habilitar un formato de
registro que incluya toda la
informacin que permita
identificar, dar trazabilidad y
establecer la segregacin del
producto certificado y/o no
certificado. Sin opcin de N/A

Conversion ratios shall be calculated


and available to reach relevant
handling process.
All generated product waste quantities
shall be recorded which allows to

Se calcularn los ndices de


conversin y estarn disponibles
para cada proceso de
manipulacin relevante. Se
llevar registro de todas las

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controlled?

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quantities shall be recorded.


No
N/A.

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establish an efficient mass balance,


which ensures the reliability of the
procedure for traceability and
segregation. No N/A.

cantidades de residuos
generados, lo cual permita
establecer un eficiente balance
de masas, que asegure la
confiabilidad del procedimiento
de trazabilidad y segregacin.
Sin opcin de N/A

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No

CB
CB.1

CB. 1.1

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CROPS BASE
TRACEABILITY
Traceability facilitates the recall/withdrawal of foods and
enables
customers to be provided with targeted and accurate
information
concerning implicated products.
Is GLOBALG.A.P. registered There is a documented
product traceable back to
identification and
and trackable from the
traceability system that
registered farm (and other
allows GLOBALG.A.P.
relevant registered areas)
registered product to be
where it has been produced
traced back to the
and, if applicable, handled?
registered farm or, in a
Farmer Group, to the
registered farms of the
group, and tracked forward
to the immediate customer
(One step up, one step
down). Harvest information
must link a batch to the
production records or the

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There is a documented
identification or coding and
traceability system that
allows GLOBALG.A.P.
registered product to be
traced back to the registered
farm or, in a
Farmer Group, to the
registered farms of the
group, and tracked forward to
the immediate customer
(One step up, one step
Down and document the
information) Harvest
information should be able to

Hay un sistema de
identificacin o codificacin y
de trazabilidad documentado
que permite trazar el
producto registrado
GLOBALG.A.P hasta la
explotacin o, si se trata de
un grupo de productores,
hasta las explotaciones del
grupo donde se haya
cultivado, as como tambin
hacer un seguimiento desde
la explotacin hasta el cliente
inmediato ("un paso
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farms of specific producers.


(Refer to General
Regulations Part III for
information on segregation
in Option 2). Produce
handling must also be
covered if applicable.
No N/A.

CB. 2

PROPAGATION MATERIAL
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
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link a production batch with


the production records or the
farms of specific producers.
(Refer to General
Regulations Part III for
information on traceability
and segregation of product
for groups of producers to be
certified in Option 2).
Produce handling must also
be covered if applicable. No
N/A.

documentar la informacin
correspondiente). La
informacin de la recoleccin
debe poder vincular un lote
de produccin con los
registros de produccin o con
las explotaciones de
productores especficos.
(Consulte en el Reglamento
General Parte III la
informacin sobre
trazabilidad y segregacin de
producto para los grupos de
productores a certificarse
bajo la Opcin 2). La
manipulacin del producto
tambin se debe tratar si
fuera aplicable. Sin opcin de
N/A.

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CB.2.1.1

CB.2.1.2

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Compliance Criteria

a precondition of good plant growth and product quality.


Quality and Health
Is there a document that
A record/certificate of the
guarantees seed quality (free
seed quality is kept and
from injurious pests, diseases, available which states
virus, etc.)?
variety purity, variety
name,
batch number and seed
vendor.

Are quality guarantees or


certified production guarantees
documented for purchased

There are records to


document that
propagation material

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Recom.

A record/certificate of the
seed quality is kept and
available which states variety
purity, variety name, batch
number and seed vendor. In
case of not having a
certificate of quality, the
producer may file bags, boat
stickers decals, certificates of
origin and/or phytosanitary
used seeds or simply the log
format with information
related to the quality of the
seed.

Se debe conservar y
disponer de un
registro/certificado de la
calidad de la semilla, que
incluya la pureza, el nombre
de la variedad, el nmero del
lote y el vendedor de la
semilla. En caso de no contar
con un certificado de calidad,
el productor puede presentar
etiquetas de sacos, stickers
de botes, certificados de
origen y/o fitosanitarios de
las semillas utilizadas o
simplemente el formato de
registro con la informacin
relacionada a la calidad de la
semilla.

Minor
Must

There are records to


document that propagation
material complies with sector

Hay registros que


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de propagacin vegetal

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propagation material?

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complies with sector


organization guidelines
and fit for
purpose (e.g. quality
certificate, terms of
deliverance, signed
letters, or supplied by a
nursery that has
GLOBALG.A.P. or
GLOBALG.A.P.
recognized certification).

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organization guidelines and


fit for purpose (e.g. quality
certificate, terms of
deliverance, signed letters, or
supplied by a nursery that
has GLOBALG.A.P. or
GLOBALG.A.P. recognized
certification). If the nursery is
not certified, may the provider
of the plant material grant a
document showing the origin,
production and treatment as
well as the guarantee of the
same varietal purity. If the
plantations of fruit trees have
more than five years of
established and already there
is with reference and/or
records of the quality of the
original plant material, will be
sufficient may have
documented the origin
although this is not certified
and the identification of the
variety.

cumple con las guas del


sector y que es adecuado
para el uso designado (ej.
certificado de calidad,
condiciones de entrega,
cartas firmadas o
proporcionadas por un vivero
que cuenta con certificacin
de GLOBALG.A.P u otra
certificacin reconocida por
GLOBALG.A.P).Si el vivero
no est certificado, podr el
proveedor del material
vegetal otorgar un
documento que demuestre el
origen, produccin y
tratamiento, as como la
garanta de la pureza varietal
del mismo. Si las
plantaciones de frutales
tienen ms de cinco aos de
establecidas y ya no se
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registros de la calidad del
material vegetal original,
ser suficiente con que se
tenga documentada la
procedencia aunque sta no
sea certificada y la
identificacin de la variedad.

CB.2.1.3

Are plant health quality control


systems operational for inhouse nursery propagation?

A quality control system


that contains a
monitoring system for
visible signs of pest and
diseases is in
place and current
records of the monitoring
system must be available
. Nursery means
anywhere propagation
material is produced,
(including inhouse
grafting material
selection). Monitoring
system must include
recording and
identification of the
mother plant or field of

Minor
Must

A quality control system that


contains a monitoring system
for visible signs of pest and
diseases is in place and
current records of the
monitoring system must be
available or pest control and
diseases in plant production
batches. Nursery means
anywhere propagation
material is produced,
(including inhouse grafting
material selection, clonal
garden). Monitoring system
must include recording and

Est implementado un
sistema de control de los
sntomas visibles de plagas y
enfermedades, y deben estar
disponibles los datos del
correspondiente sistema de
control o monitoreo de plagas
y enfermedades en los lotes
de produccin de plantas.
Por vivero/ semillero se
entiende cualquier lugar
donde se produzca el
material de reproduccin
vegetal (incluyendo la
seleccin de material de
injerto en la propia
explotacin, jardn clonal). El
"Sistema de Control" debe

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origin crop as applicable.


Recording must be at
regular established
intervals. If the cultivated
trees or plants are
intended for own use
only (i.e. not sold), this
will suffice. When
rootstocks are used,
special attention must be
paid to the origin of the
rootstocks through
documentation.

CB. 2.2
CB.2.2.1

Chemical Treatments and Dressings


Is the use of chemical
There are records with
treatments of all purchased
the name(s) of the
propagation material (seed,
product(s) used and its
rootstocks, seedlings,
target pests
plantlets, cuttings) recorded?
and/or diseases (e.g.
maintaining records/
seed packages, etc.). If
seed has been treated

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identification of the mother


plant or field of origin crop as
applicable. Recording must
be at regular established
intervals. If the cultivated
trees or plants are intended
for own use only (i.e. not
sold), this will suffice. When
rootstocks are used, special
attention must be paid to the
origin, varietal purity and crop
protection of the rootstocks
through documentation.

incluir el registro e
identificacin de la planta
madre o el campo del cultivo
de origen, segn lo que
corresponda. El registro debe
realizarse con una
regularidad establecida. Si
los rboles o plantas
cultivados son para uso
propio (es decir, no para la
venta), esto ser suficiente.
En caso de utilizar patrones,
se deber prestar especial
atencin al origen, pureza
varietal y fitosanidad de los
mismos por medio de
documentacin.

There are records with the


name(s) of the product(s)
used and its target pests
and/or diseases (e.g.
maintaining records/ seed
packages, phytosanitary
certificate and/or seed quality
that includes treatment

Deben existir registros con el


nombre (s) de los productos
utilizados y su plagas y/o
enfermedades objetivo (por
ejemplo, manteniendo
registros / los envases de las
semillas, certificado
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for preservation
purposes, evidence of
the chemicals used must
also be kept.

CB.2.2.2

CB. 2.3

Are plant protection product


treatments recorded for inhouse nursery propagation
materials applied during the
plant propagation period?

Records of all plant


protection product
treatments applied
during the plant
propagation period
for in-house plant
nursery propagation are
available and include
location, date,
trade name and active
ingredient, operator,
authorized by,
justification, quantity and
machinery used.
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applied in processing, etc.). If


seed has
been treated for
preservation purposes,
evidence of the chemicals
used must also be kept.

semilla que incluya el


tratamiento aplicado en su
procesamiento, etc.). Si se
ha tratado la semilla por
razones de conservacin,
tambin debe disponerse de
evidencia de los productos
qumicos utilizados.

In application of Ministerial
Agreement No. 386-2006 in
the territory of Guatemala do
not allow the establishment of

En aplicacin del Acuerdo


Ministerial No. 386-2006 en
el territorio de Guatemala no
se permite el establecimiento
de parcelas de produccin

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Does the planting of or trials


with GMO's comply with all
applicable legislation in the
country of production?

Compliance Criteria

The registered farm or


group of registered farms
have a copy of the
legislation applicable in
the
country of production
and comply accordingly.
Records must be kept of
the specific modification
and/or
the unique identifier.
Specific husbandry and
management advice
must be obtained.

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plots, commercial production


with genetically modified
varieties, including is
prohibits the sale of plant
reproductive material derived
from GMOs, so that section
complete. N/A although by
law they must verify
compliance, which is subject
to penalty.

comercial con variedades


Genticamente Modificadas,
inclusive se prohbe la venta
de material de reproduccin
vegetal derivado de OGMs,
por lo que la seccin
completa N/A, aunque por
ley se debe verificar su
cumplimiento, el cual est
sujeto a penalizacin.

The registered farm or


group of registered farms
have a copy of the legislation
applicable in the
country of production and
comply accordingly.
Records must be kept of the
specific modification and/or
the unique identifier.
Specific husbandry and
management advice must be
obtained. According to
Ministerial Agreement 3862006. N/A for Guatemala.

La explotacin registrada o el
grupo de explotaciones
registradas debe contar con
una copia de la legislacin
aplicable en el pas de
produccin y actuar en
consecuencia con la misma.
Se debe llevar un registro de
la modificacin especfica y/o
del cdigo de identificacin.
Se debe obtener
asesoramiento para el
manejo y la gestin de los
mismos. Segn Acuerdo

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Ministerial No. 386-2006. N/A
para Guatemala.

CB.2.3.2

Is there documentation
available hen the producer is
growing genetically modified
organisms?

If GMO cultivars and/or


products derived from
genetic modification are
used, documented
records
of planting, use or
production of GMO
cultivars and/or products
derived
from genetic modification
are maintained.

Minor
Must

If GMO cultivars and/or


products derived from
genetic modification are
used, documented records of
planting, use or production of
GMO cultivars and/or
products derived
from genetic modification are
maintained. According to
Ministerial Agreement 3862006. N/A for Guatemala.

Si se usaran variedades o
productos genticamente
modificados, se deben llevar
registros que documenten el
cultivo, el uso o la produccin
de plantas transgnicas y/o
productos derivados de
modificacin gentica. Segn
Acuerdo Ministerial No. 3862006. N/A para Guatemala.

CB.2.3.3

Have the direct clients of the


producer been informed of the
GMO status of the product?

Documented evidence of
communication must be
provided.

Major
Must

Documented evidence of
communication must be
provided. According to
Ministerial Agreement 3862006 N/A for Guatemala.

Se debe disponer de
evidencia documentada de la
comunicacin. Segn
Acuerdo Ministerial No. 3862006. N/A para Guatemala.

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

A written plan that


explains how GM
materials (e.g.
crops and trials) are
handled and stored to

Minor
Must

A written plan that explains


how GM materials (e.g.
crops and trials) are
handled and stored to
minimize risk of

Se dispone de un plan
documentado en el que se
explica el modo de
manipulacin y
almacenamiento de los

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of adjacent non- GM crops)


and maintaining product
integrity?

minimize risk of
contamination with
conventional material
and to maintain product
integrity is available.

CB.2.3.5

Are GMO crops stored


separately from other crops to
avoid adventitious mixing?

Visual assessment must


be made of genetically
modified (GMO) crops
storage for integrity and
identification.

CB. 3
CB 3.1

SITE HISTORY AND SITE MANAGEMENT


Does the producer keep
Records of
records on seed/planting rate,
sowing/planting, rate,
sowing/planting date?
and date must be kept
and be available.
Is there, where feasible, crop
The rotations can be
rotation for annual crops?
verified from planting
date and/or plant

CB. 3.2

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contamination with
conventional material and to
maintain product integrity is
available. According to
Ministerial Agreement 3862006. N/A for Guatemala.

materiales transgnicos (por


ejemplo, cultivos y ensayos)
para evitar riesgos de
contaminacin con el
material convencional y para
mantener la integridad del
producto. Segn Acuerdo
Ministerial No. 386-2006. N/A
para Guatemala.

Visual assessment must be


made of genetically
modified (GMO) crops
storage for integrity and
identification. According to
Ministerial Agreement 3862006. N/A for Guatemala.

Se debe realizar una


evaluacin visual del
almacenamiento de cultivos
transgnicos, para constatar
su integridad e identificacin.
Segn Acuerdo Ministerial
No. 393-98. N/A para
Guatemala.

The rotations can be verified


or the rest periods of the
production areas from

Se puede verificar la rotacin


o los perodos de descanso

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Must
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protection product
application records

CB. 4

CB. 4.1

CB. 4.2

SOIL MANAGEMENT
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.
Have soil maps been prepared The types of soil are
for the farm?
identified for each site,
based on a soil profile or
soil analysis or local
(regional) cartographic
soiltype map.
Have techniques been used to Techniques applied are
improve or maintain soil
suitable for use on the
structure, and to avoid soil
land.
compaction?
There must be no visual
evidence of soil
compaction

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planting date
and/or plant protection
product application records

de las reas de produccin a


partir de la fecha de siembra
y/o registros de aplicacin de
productos fitosanitarios.

Techniques applied are


suitable for use on the land
and type of crop, in
consideration of the
topographical conditions of
the production unit. There
must be no visual evidence of
soil compaction.

Las tcnicas aplicadas deben


ser las adecuadas para el
uso del suelo y tipo de
cultivo, en consideracin de
las condiciones topogrficas
de la unidad de produccin.
No debe haber evidencia
visual de compactacin del
suelo.

Recom.

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CB. 4.3

Are field cultivation techniques


used to reduce the possibility
of soil erosion?

There is evidence of
control practices and
remedial measures (e.g.
mulching,
cross line techniques on
slopes, drains, sowing
grass or green fertilizers,
trees and bushes on
borders of
sites, etc.) to minimize
soil erosion (e.g. water,
wind).

CB. 5

FERTILIZER APPLICATION
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.

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There is evidence of control


practices and remedial
measures (e.g. mulching,
cross line techniques on
slopes, drains, sowing grass
or green fertilizers, trees and
bushes on borders of sites,
sowing in drills at the level,
barriers broken winds,
establishment of structures of
conservation such as ditches,
dikes, infiltration wells, Bank,
and individual terraces
barriers live and dead etc.) to
minimize soil
erosion (e.g. water, wind).

Existe evidencia de prcticas


de conservacin y de
medidas reparativas para
minimizar la erosin del suelo
(agua, viento), (por ejemplo
la cobertura del suelo
(mulching), el laboreo
perpendicular a la pendiente,
siembra en surcos a nivel, los
drenajes, la siembra de
gramneas o abonos verdes,
los rboles y arbustos en los
bordes del campo, barreras
rompe vientos,
establecimiento de
estructuras de conservacin
como acequias, diques,
pozos de infiltracin, terrazas
individuales y de banco,
barreras vivas y muertas
etc.).

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CB. 5.1
CB.5.1.1

Nutrient Requirement
Is the application of all
fertilizers done according to
the specific needs of the
crop and soil condition?

CB. 5.2
CB.5.2.1

Advice on Quantity and Type of Fertilizer


Are recommendations for
Where the fertilizer
application of fertilizers
records show that the

Level

The registered farm or


group of registered farms
have a copy of the
legislation applicable in the
country of production and
comply accordingly.
Records must be kept of
the specific modification
and/or the unique identifier.
Specific husbandry and
management advice must
be obtained.

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The registered farm or


group of registered farms
have a copy of the legislation
applicable in the country of
production and comply
accordingly. The agricultural
Adviser must have
considered technical bases to
develop plans of fertilization
for the production area;
When the edaphic and
climatic conditions are similar
in the areas of cultivation,
fertilization plan can be
universally for the Group of
producers to certify under
option 2. Records must be
kept of the specific
modification and/or the
unique identifier. Specific
husbandry and management
advice must be obtained. No
N/A.

El productor debe demostrar


que ha considerado las
necesidades nutricionales del
cultivo y la fertilidad del
suelo. El asesor agrcola
debe contar con las bases
tcnicas consideradas para
elaborar los planes de
fertilizacin para la zona de
produccin; cuando las
condiciones edficas y
climticas son similares en
las reas de cultivo, el plan
de fertilizacin puede ser de
aplicacin general para el
grupo de productores a
certificarse bajo opcin 2. Se
debe disponer como
evidencia de los registros de
los anlisis y/o de otra
literatura especfica del
cultivo. Sin opcin de N/A

Where the fertilizer records

Cuando los registros de las


aplicaciones de fertilizantes

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(organic or inorganic) given by


competent, qualified persons?

Compliance Criteria

technically responsible
person making the
choice of the fertilizer
(organic or inorganic) is
an
external adviser, training
and technical
competence must be
demonstrated via
official qualifications,
specific training courses,
etc., unless employed for
that purpose by a
competent organization
(e.g. official advisory
services).
Where the fertilizer
records show that the
technically responsible
person
determining quantity and
type of fertilizer (organic
or inorganic) is the
producer,
experience must be
complemented by
technical knowledge

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show that the technically


responsible person making
the choice of the fertilizer
(organic or inorganic) is an
external adviser, training and
technical competence must
be demonstrated via official
qualifications (title that
accredits), specific training
courses (diplomas or
certificates of training in soil
fertility and/or fertilization of
crops) etc., unless employed
for that purpose by a
competent organization (e.g.
official advisory services or
authenticate experience in
design of fertilization plans or
programs of nutrition of
crops). Where the fertilizer
records show that the
technically responsible
person determining quantity

muestren que la persona


tcnicamente responsable de
elegir el fertilizante (orgnico
o inorgnico) es un asesor
externo, debe quedar
demostrada su formacin y
competencia tcnica por
medio de cualificaciones
oficiales de formacin, (ttulo
que acredita), cursos
especficos (diplomas o
certificados de formacin en
fertilidad de suelos y/o
fertilizacin de cultivos) etc.,
excepto si la persona es
empleada por una
organizacin competente
(por ejemplo, servicios
oficiales de consultora o
compruebe experiencia en
diseo de planes de
fertilizacin o programas de
nutricin de cultivos). Cuando
los registros muestren que la
persona tcnicamente
responsable de determinar la
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(e.g. access to product


technical literature,
specific training course
attendance, etc.) and/or
the use of tools
(software, on farm
detection methods,
etc.).

CB. 5.3

Records of Application
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:

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and type of fertilizer (organic


or inorganic) is the producer,
experience must be
complemented by technical
knowledge (e.g. access to
product technical literature,
specific training course
attendance, etc.) and/or the
use of tools (software
detection methods on the
farm, also will valid the
recommendations based on
laboratory analysis of soil and
/ or specific crop plant, but
consultants are not the
producer or group of
producers, etc..)

fertilizante (orgnico o
inorgnico) es el productor,
su experiencia deber
complementarse con
conocimientos tcnicos (por
ejemplo, acceso a literatura
tcnica del producto,
asistencia a cursos
especficos del tema, etc.)
y/o el uso de herramientas
(software, mtodos de
deteccin en la explotacin,
tambin se darn por vlidas
las recomendaciones del
laboratorio con base en
anlisis de suelos y/o planta
especficos del cultivo,
aunque no se constituyen
consultores del productor o
grupo de productores, etc.).

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CB.5.3.1

Field, orchard or greenhouse


reference?

CB.5.3.2

Application dates?

CB.5.3.3

Applied fertilizer types?

Compliance Criteria

Records are kept of all


fertilizer applications,
detailing the
geographical
area, and the name or
reference of the field,
orchard or greenhouse
where the registered
product crop is located.
Records must also be
kept for hydroponic
situations and where
fertigation is used. No
N/A.
Detailed in the records of
all
fertilizer applications are
the exact dates
(day/month/year) of the
application.
Detailed in the records of
all fertilizer applications
are the
trade name, type of
fertilizer (e.g. N, P, K),
and concentrations (e.g.
17-17- 17). No N/A.

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Must

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Must

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Must

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CB.5.3.4

Applied quantities?

Detailed in the records of


all
fertilizer application is the
amount of product to be
applied in weight or
volume.
The actual quantity
applied must be
recorded, as this is
not necessarily the same
as the recommendation.
No
N/A.

Minor
Must

CB.5.3.5

Method of application?

Detailed in the records of


all
fertilizer applications are
the method (e.g. via
irrigation or
mechanical distribution)
and
machinery used, if
applicable. No N/A.

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Detailed in the records of all


fertilizer application is the
amount of product to be
applied in weight or volume.
The actual quantity applied
must be recorded, as this is
not necessarily the same as
the recommendation, will also
be given for valid
recommendations based on
soil and/or plant analysis
laboratory, although
consultants from the
producer or group of
producers do not constitute.
No
N/A.
Detailed in the records of all
fertilizer applications are the
method (e.g. via irrigation or
mechanical distribution,
manual, foliar application,
etc) and machinery used, if
applicable. No N/A.

En el registro de todas las


aplicaciones de fertilizantes
debe figurar la cantidad de
producto aplicado (en peso o
en volumen de fertilizante).
Se debe registrar la cantidad
realmente aplicada y no la
recomendada, ya que
pueden ser diferentes,
tambin se debe indicar
claramente la extensin del
rea de cultivo fertilizada,
para determinar exactamente
la cantidad o volumen
aplicado por rea. Sin opcin
de N/A.
En el registro de todas las
aplicaciones de fertilizantes
debe figurar el mtodo de
aplicacin (a travs del riego
o distribucin mecnica,
manual, aplicacin foliar,
etc.) y la maquinaria de
aplicacin, si corresponde.
Sin opcin de N/A.

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CB.5.3.6

Operator details?

CB. 5.4

Fertiliser Storage
5.4.1 to 5.4.7: Are all fertilizers stored:
Separately from plant
The minimum
protection products?
requirement is to prevent
physical cross
Contamination between
fertilizers (organic and
inorganic) and plant
protection products by

CB.5.4.1

Control Point

Detailed in the records of


all fertilizer applications
is the
name of the operator
who has applied the
fertilizer. If a single
individual makes all
of the applications, it is
acceptable to record the
operator details only
once.
No N/A.

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Detailed in the records of all


fertilizer applications is the
name of the operator who
has applied the fertilizer. If a
single individual makes all
of the applications, it is
acceptable to record the
operator details only once, in
any case the registration
must indicate at least a name
and a surname, unsupported
indicate only a name, only a
surname, or only the initials
of the operator. No N/A.

En el registro de todas las


aplicaciones de fertilizantes
debe figurar el nombre del
operario que realiz la
aplicacin. Si una sola
persona realiza las
aplicaciones, entonces es
aceptable que se registre una
sola vez la informacin del
operario, en todo caso el
registro debe indicar por lo
menos un nombre y un
apellido, no se admite
indicar solo un nombre, solo
un apellido, o solamente las
iniciales del operario. Sin
opcin de N/A.

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In a covered area?

Compliance Criteria

the use of a physical


barrier (wall, sheeting,
etc.). If fertilizers that are
applied together with
Plant Protection
Products (i.e.
micronutrients or foliar
fertilizers) are packed in
a closed container, they
can be stored with plant
protection products.
The covered area is
suitable to protect all
inorganic fertilizers (e.g.
powders, granules or
liquids), from
atmospheric influences
(e.g.
sunlight, frost and rain).
Based on risk
assessment (fertilizer
type, weather conditions,
temporary
storage), plastic
coverage could be
acceptable.
Storage cannot be

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The covered area is suitable


to protect all inorganic
fertilizers (e.g. powders,
granules or liquids), from
atmospheric influences (e.g.
sunlight, frost and rain).
Based on risk assessment
(fertilizer type, weather
conditions, temporary
storage), plastic coverage
could be acceptable.
Storage cannot be directly on
the soil/floor must be placed
on pallets or at least a plastic
insulation. It is
allowable to store lime and

Los fertilizantes inorgnicos


(por ej. polvo, granulados o
lquidos) deben almacenarse
en una zona cubierta
apropiada para protegerlos
de las inclemencias
atmosfricas (como el sol, las
heladas y la lluvia). Se podra
considerar aceptable una
cubierta de plstico si se
realiza una evaluacin de
riesgos (tipo de fertilizantes,
condiciones atmosfricas,
almacenamiento temporal).
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directly on the soil/floor .


It is
allowable to store lime
and gypsum in the field.
As long as the storage
requirements
on the material safety
data sheet are complied
with,
bulk liquid fertilizers can
be stored outside in
containers.

CB.5.4.3

In a clean area?

CB.5.4.4

In a dry area?

Inorganic fertilizers (e.g.


powders, granules or
liquids), are stored in an
area that is free from
waste, does not
constitute a breeding
place for rodents,
and where spillage and
leakage may be cleared
away.
The storage area for all
inorganic fertilizers (e.g.
powders, granules or

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Must

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Must

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gypsum in the field for small


periods. As long
as the storage requirements
on the material safety data
sheet are complied with, bulk
liquid fertilizers can be stored
outside in containers

el piso, debern colocarse


sobre tarimas o por lo menos
un plstico de aislamiento.
Se permite almacenar cal y
yeso en el campo por
perodos cortos. Siempre y
cuando se cumplan con los
requisitos de
almacenamiento detallados
en las hojas de datos
tcnicos y seguridad, pueden
almacenarse al aire libre los
fertilizantes lquidos en sus
envases grandes.

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Control Point

In an appropriate manner,
which reduces the risk of
contamination of
watercourses?

Compliance Criteria

liquids), is well ventilated


and free from rainwater
or
heavy condensation.
Storage cannot be
directly on the soil. As
long as the storage
requirements on the
material safety data
sheet are complied with,
bulk liquid fertilizers can
be
stored outside in
containers.
All fertilizers are stored in
a manner, which poses
minimum risk of
contamination to water
sources. Liquid fertilizer
stores must be
surrounded by an
impermeable barrier
to contain a capacity to
110% of the volume of
the largest container if
there is
no applicable legislation),

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All fertilizers are stored in a


manner, which poses
minimum risk of
contamination to water
sources. Liquid fertilizer
stores must be surrounded
by an impermeable barrier,
kerb or retaining wall, to
contain a capacity to 110% of
the volume of the largest
container if there is no
applicable legislation), and
consideration has been given

Todos los fertilizantes se


almacenan de manera que
representen el menor riesgo
posible de contaminacin a
los cauces de agua. En el
caso de almacenes de
fertilizantes lquidos debe
haber una barrera
impermeable, bordillo o muro
de retencin para contener
el 110% del envase ms
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Not together with harvested


products?

CB.5.4.7

Is there an up-to-date fertilizer


stock inventory or record of
use available?

CB. 5.5
CB.5.5.1

Organic Fertilize
Has the use of human sewage
sludge been banned on the
farm?

Compliance Criteria

and consideration has


been given to the
proximity to water
courses and flood risks,
etc.
Fertilizers cannot be
stored with harvested
products.

Level

Major
Must

A stock inventory that


indicates the contents of
the store (type and
amount) is available and
it is updated at least
once every 3
months.

Minor
Must

No human sewage
sludge is used on the
farm for the production of
GLOBALG.A.P
registered crops. No
N/A.

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Must

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to the proximity to water


courses and flood risks and
leakage collection system,
etc.

cauces de agua, los riesgos


de inundacin y sistema de
captacin de fugas, etc.

Fertilizers cannot be stored


with harvested products, any
other food, silos, harvesting
equipment or packaging
material, whose surfaces
have contact with plant
products.

Los fertilizantes no pueden


almacenarse junto a los
productos cosechados,
cualquier otro alimento, silos,
equipo de cosecha o material
de empaque, cuyas
superficies tengan contacto
con los productos vegetales.

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CB.5.5.2

Control Point

Has a risk assessment been


carried out for organic fertilizer,
which, prior to application,
considers its source,
characteristics and intended
use?

Compliance Criteria

Documentary evidence is
available to demonstrate
that at least the following
potential risks have been
considered: type of
organic fertilizer, method
of composting,
weed/seed content,
heavy metal content,
timing of application, and
placement of organic
fertilizer (e.g.
direct contact to edible
part of crop, ground
between crops, etc.).
This also
applies to substrates
from biogas plants. See
Annex CB.1
Microbiological
Hazards.

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Must

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Documentary evidence is
available to demonstrate that
at least the following
potential risks have been
considered: type of organic
fertilizer, method of
composting, weed/seed
content, heavy metal content,
timing of application, and
placement of organic fertilizer
(e.g.
direct contact to edible part of
crop, ground between crops,
etc.). This also applies to
substrates from biogas
plants. The risk assessment
should include preventive
actions to avoid direct or
indirect contamination of the
final product. In case of
groups of producers or option
2, if all members of the group
applied the same type of
organic fertilizer, accepts that
risk assessment is generic
and group application, they
only vary conditions of

Se dispone de
documentacin que
demuestre que al menos se
consideraron los siguientes
riesgos potenciales: el tipo de
fertilizante, el contenido de
semillas/ malas hierbas, el
mtodo de compostaje, el
contenido de metales
pesados, las fechas de
aplicacin y la colocacin del
fertilizante orgnico (en
contacto directo con la parte
comestible del cultivo, en el
suelo entre las plantas, etc.).
Esto tambin se aplica a los
sustratos de las plantas de
biogs. La evaluacin de
riesgo debe incluir las
acciones preventivas para
evitar la contaminacin
directa o indirecta del
producto final. En caso de
grupos de productores u
opcin 2, si todos los
integrantes del grupo aplican
el mismo tipo de abono

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Control Point

Has account been taken of the


nutrient contribution of organic
fertilizer applications?

Compliance Criteria

An analysis is carried out


or recognized standard
values are used, which
takes into
account the contents of
NPK nutrients in
organic fertilizer applied.

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Must

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storage if it is done. See


Annex CB.1 Microbiological
Hazards.

orgnico, se acepta que la


evaluacin de riesgo sea
genrica y de aplicacin
grupal, nicamente variarn
las condiciones de
almacenamiento si se
efecta. Vase Anexo CB.1 Peligros Microbiolgicos.

An analysis is carried out or


recognized standard values
are used, which takes into
account the contents of
NPK nutrients in organic
fertilizer applied. The
producer or group of
producers may have the
generic formulation of the
fertilizer, which is printed on
the bag, or the results of
microbiological, physicalchemical analysis of the
batch of fertilizer applied,
which must be provided by
the supplier or manufacturer
of the organic fertilizer.

Se realiza un anlisis o se
emplean valores de una
norma reconocida, que tiene
en cuenta el contenido de
nutrientes N-P-K en los
fertilizantes orgnicos
aplicados. El productor o
grupo de productores,
pueden presentar la
formulacin genrica del
abono, la cual se encuentra
impresa en el saco, o los
resultados de anlisis
microbiolgico, fsico-qumico
del lote de abono que aplica,
el cual debe ser
proporcionado por el
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fabricante del abono
orgnico.

CB.5.5.4

Is organic fertilizer stored in an


appropriate manner, which
reduces the risk of
contamination of the
environment?

CB. 5.6
CB.5.6.1

Nutrient Content
Are purchased fertilizers
accompanied by documentary
evidence of nutrient content
(N,P,K)?

Organic fertilizers must


be stored in a designated
area.
Appropriate measures
have been taken to
prevent contamination of
surface water (e.g.
concrete foundation and
walls, specially built leak
proof container, etc.) or
must be stored at least
25 m from surface water
bodies.

Minor
Must

Documentary evidence
detailing N, P, K content
(or
recognized standard
values) is available for all
fertilizers used on crops
grown under
GLOBALG.A.P. within
the last 12-month period.

Minor
Must

Documentary evidence
detailing N, P, K content (or
recognized standard values)
is available for all fertilizers
used on crops grown under
GLOBALG.A.P. within the
last 12-month period. The
producer can validate the
submission of containers,
labels, sacks, sheets,

Todos los fertilizantes


aplicados en los ltimos 12
meses sobre los cultivos
producidos bajo
GLOBALG.A.P, cuentan con
documentacin que detalla el
contenido de N, P, K. (o
valores de una norma
reconocida). El productor
puede validar la presentacin

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CB.5.6.2

Control Point

Are purchased inorganic


fertilizers accompanied by
documentary evidence of
chemical content, which
includes heavy metals?

Compliance Criteria

Documentary evidence
detailing chemical
content,
including heavy metals,
is available for all
inorganic
fertilizers used on crops
grown under
GLOBALG.A.P. within
the last 12-month period

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pamphlets, safety data


sheets and/or containers of
applied fertilizers which
indicate its nutrient content.
In the case of a group of
producers who apply the
same fertilizer, is given as
acceptable may have a single
supporting documentation.

de los envases, etiquetas,


sacos, fichas tcnicas,
panfletos, hojas de seguridad
y/o recipientes de los
fertilizantes aplicados en los
cuales se indique su
contenido nutrimental. En
caso de grupo de
productores que aplican el
mismo fertilizante, se da
como aceptable que se tenga
una sola documentacin de
respaldo.

Documentary evidence
detailing chemical content,
including heavy metals, is
available for all inorganic
fertilizers used on crops
grown under GLOBALG.A.P.
within the last 12-month
period. In the case of a group
of producers who apply the
same fertilizer, given as
acceptable may have only
one outcome of laboratory
that proves its chemical

Todos los fertilizantes


inorgnicos aplicados en los
ltimos 12 meses sobre los
cultivos producidos bajo
GLOBALG.A.P, cuentan con
documentacin que detalla
su contenido qumico,
incluyendo metales pesados.
En caso de grupo de
productores que aplican el
mismo fertilizante, se da
como aceptable que se tenga
un solo resultado de

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CB. 6.1
CB.6.1.1

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Level

IRRIGATION/FERTIGATION
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.
Predicting Irrigation Requirements
Have systematic methods of Calculations are available
prediction been used to
and are supported by data
calculate the water
records (e.g. rain gauges,
requirement of the crop?
drainage trays for
substrate, evaporation
meters, water tension

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content that includes heavy


metals, information that can
be obtained directly from the
manufacturer and print it from
electronic portal, which can
be archived at the
headquarters of the
organization within the Group
quality management system
documentation.

laboratorio que demuestre su


contenido qumico que
incluya metales pesados,
informacin que se puede
obtener directamente del
fabricante o imprimir la
misma de su portal
electrnico, la que puede
archivarse en la sede de la
organizacin dentro de la
documentacin del sistema
de gestin de calidad del
grupo.

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The idea is to avoid wasting


water. The irrigation system
used is efficient. The
producer uses the most
efficient irrigation system as
is technically available
and financially affordable,
and complies with any
legislation about local
restrictions on water usage. If
the design and installation of
irrigation system is derived
from an institutional project
and/or community coverage,
it must be accepted irrigation
system regardless of its
efficiency; in any case the
producer has the
responsibility of managing
the water with the greatest

El objetivo es evitar el
desperdicio de agua. El
sistema de riego empleado
es eficiente. El productor
utiliza el sistema de riego
ms eficiente tcnicamente
disponible y econmicamente
asumible. Asimismo, cumple
con toda la legislacin en
cuanto a las restricciones en
el uso del agua. Si el diseo
e instalacin del sistema de
riego es derivado de un
proyecto institucional y/o de
cobertura comunitaria, se
debe dar por aceptado el
sistema de riego
independientemente de su
eficiencia; en todo caso el
productor tiene la

meters (determining % of
moisture in the soil and soil
maps). The data can be
accumulated on a regional
scale.
CB. 6.2
CB.6.2.1

Irrigation/Fertigation Method
Can the producer justify the
methods of irrigation used in
light of water conservation?

The idea is to avoid


wasting water. The
irrigation system
used is efficient. The
producer uses the most
efficient irrigation system

as is technically available
and financially
affordable,
and complies with any
legislation about local
restrictions on water
usage

Major
Must

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CB.6.2.2

Is there a water management


plan to optimize water usage
and reduce waste?

CB.6.2.3

Are records of
irrigation/fertigation water
usage maintained?

Compliance Criteria

There must be a written


action plan, which aims
to optimize water usage
on the farm. This can be
either an
individual plan or a
regional activity if the
farm is participating in
and/or covered by such.
Records are kept which
indicate the date and
volume per water meter
or
per irrigation unit. If the
producer works with
irrigation programs, the
calculated duration of
irrigation and actual
quantity of irrigated water
should be recorded.

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possible efficiency within its


production unit.

responsabilidad de
administrar el agua con la
mayor eficiencia posible
dentro de su unidad de
produccin.

Records are kept which


indicate the date and volume
per water meter or per
irrigation unit. If the producer
works with

Se conservan registros que


indican la fecha y el volumen
por sector de riego. Si el
productor trabaja con
programas de riego, deben
registrarse los volmenes
calculados de agua y los
realmente usados. Si el
sistema de riego es
comunitario y el productor o
grupo de productores no son
responsables de la

Recom

Recom.

irrigation programs, the


calculated duration of
irrigation and actual quantity

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CB.6.3.1

Control Point

Quality of Irrigation Water


Has the use of untreated
sewage water for
irrigation/fertigation been
banned?

Compliance Criteria

Untreated sewage is not


used for
irrigation/fertigation.
Where treated sewage
water or reclaimed water
is used, water quality
complies with the WHO
published Guidelines for

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of irrigated water should be


recorded. If the irrigation
system is community and the
producer or group of
producers are not
responsible for the
administration of the system,
can only documenting date,
duration of irrigation and/or
relate them to the flow
volume to determine water
consumption in the planting
or production unit or refer to
shifts of irrigation which have
been assigned.

administracin del sistema, el


productor deber
documentar la fecha,
duracin de riego y/o
relacionarlas con el caudal
de descarga para determinar
el consumo de agua en la
plantacin o unidad de
produccin o hacer
referencia a los turnos de
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CB.6.3.2

Control Point

Has an annual risk


assessment for
irrigation/fertigation water
pollution been completed?

Compliance Criteria

the Safe Use of


Wastewater and Excreta
in Agriculture and
Aquaculture 1989. Also,
when there is doubt if
water
is coming from a possibly
polluted source (i.e.
because of a village
upstream, etc.) the
farmer has to
demonstrate through
analysis that the water
complies with the WHO
guideline requirements
or the local legislation for
irrigation water. See
Table 3 in Annex AF.1
for Risk Assessments.
No N/A.
The risk assessment
must consider potential
microbial,
chemical and physical
pollution of all sources of
irrigation/ fertigation
water.

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The risk assessment must


consider potential microbial,
chemical and physical
pollution of all sources of
irrigation/ fertigation water.
At a minimum, the risk
assessment shall cover:

Debe haber una evaluacin


de riesgos que considere la
contaminacin potencial
microbiolgica, qumica y
fsica de todas las fuentes de
agua de riego. Como mnimo,
la evaluacin de riesgos

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Compliance Criteria

At a minimum, the risk


assessment shall cover:
- identification of the
water sources,
- irrigation method(s),
- timing of irrigation
(during crop growth
stage),
- contact of irrigation
water with the crop,
Type of crop:
Crops that can be
eaten raw and which do
not have a protective
skin that is
removed before eating
Crops that can be
eaten raw and either
have no protective skin
that is
removed before eating or
do have some risk or
history of
pathogen contamination
Crops that can be
eaten raw and either
have a protective skin

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- identification of the water


sources,
- irrigation method(s),
- timing of irrigation (during
crop growth stage),
- contact of irrigation water
with the crop,
Type of crop:
Crops that can be eaten raw
and which do not have a
protective skin that is
removed before eating
Crops that can be eaten raw
and either have no protective
skin that is removed before
eating or do have some risk
or history of Pathogen
contamination
Crops that can be eaten raw
and either have a protective
skin that is removed before
eating, or grow clear of the
ground or have no significant
history
of pathogen contamination.
Crops that are always
cooked.

deber cubrir:
la identificacin de las
fuentes de agua,
el o los mtodos de riego,
las fechas del riego
(durante la etapa de
crecimiento del cultivo),
el contacto del agua de
riego con el cultivo,
El tipo de cultivo:
Los cultivos que pueden
ingerirse crudos y que no
tienen una cscara
protectora que se remueve
antes
Los cultivos que pueden
ingerirse crudos y que no
tienen una cscara
protectora que se remueve
antes de la ingestin o que
tienen algn riesgo o historial
de contaminacin por
patgenos
Los cultivos que pueden
ingerirse crudos y que tienen
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that is removed before


eating, or grow clear of
the ground or
have no significant
history of pathogen
contamination.
Crops that are always
cooked
See Annex CB.1
Microbiological Hazards

CB.6.3.3

Is irrigation water analyzed at


a frequency in line with the risk
assessment (CB.6.3.2)?

The water analysis is


carried out at a
frequency according to
the results of the risk
assessment which takes
the characteristics of
the crop into account.

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For a group of producers


option 2, if the source and the
irrigation system is
community, crops are the
same, it is possible to
produce an assessment of
overall risk, which should be
available at the
Organization's headquarters.
See Annex CB.1
Microbiological Hazards

Minor
Must

The water analysis is


carried out at a frequency
according to the results of the
risk assessment which
takes the characteristics of
the crop into account, used
irrigation system and the

ingestin o que crecen por


encima del suelo o que no
tienen un historial
significativo de
contaminacin por patgenos
Los cultivos que siempre se
cocinan.
Para un grupo de
productores opcin 2, si la
fuente y el sistema de riego
es comunitario, los cultivos
son los mismos, se puede
elaborar una evaluacin de
riesgo genral, que deber
tenerse disponible en la sede
de la organizacin.
Vase Anexo CB.1 Peligros Bacteriolgicos.
La frecuencia de los anlisis
de agua se basa en los
resultados de la evaluacin
de riesgos, que a su vez
considera las caractersticas
del cultivo, el sistema de
riego empleado y el registro

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Samples are to be taken


at exit point of the
irrigation system or the
nearest practical
sampling point.

CB.6.3.4

According to the risk


assessment in CB.6.3.2, does
the laboratory analysis
consider microbial
contaminants?

CB.6.3.5

Does a suitable laboratory


carry out the analysis?

CB 6.3.6

If the risk analysis so requires,


have adverse results been
acted upon before the next

According to the risk


analysis (if there is a risk
of microbial
contaminants),
laboratory analysis
provides a documented
record of the relevant
microbial contaminants
through a laboratory
analysis.
Analysis results from
Appropriate laboratories,
capable of performing
microbiological analyses
up to ISO 17025 level, or
equivalent standard,
should be available.
Records are available of
corrective actions and/or
decisions taken.

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historical record of the water


quality. Samples are to be
taken at
exit point of the irrigation
system or the nearest
practical sampling point.

histrico de la calidad del


agua. Las muestras se toman
en el punto de salida del
sistema de riego o en el
punto de muestreo prctico
ms cercano.

Records are available of


preventive actions and/or
decisions taken, as corrective

Se dispone de registros de
las acciones preventivas y/o
de las decisiones tomadas,

Minor
Must

Recom.

Minor
Must

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harvest cycle?

CB. 6.4
CB.6.4.1

Supply of Irrigation/Fertigation Water


To protect the environment, is
Sustainable sources are
water abstracted from a
sources that supply
sustainable source?
enough
water under normal
(average) conditions.

CB.6.4.2

Has advice on abstraction


been sought from water
authorities, where necessary?

CB. 7

Where necessary, there


must be written
communication on this
subject (e.g. letter,
license, etc.).
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
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

Minor
Must

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Must

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actions arising out of the


adverse results of analysis of
water.

como acciones correctivas


derivadas de los resultados
adversos del anlisis de
agua.

Sustainable sources are


sources that supply enough
water under normal (average)
conditions, without depleting
the resource in critical times.

Se entiende por fuentes


sostenibles aquellas que
suministran suficiente agua
en condiciones normales
(promedio), sin agotar el
recurso en pocas crticas.

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Control Point

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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 technique in to 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.
Has assistance with
Where an external
implementation of IPM
adviser has provided
systems been obtained
assistance, training and
through training or advice?
technical
competence must be
demonstrated via official
qualifications, specific
training courses, etc.,
unless employed for that
purpose by a competent
organization (e.g. official
advisory services).
Where the technically
responsible person is the
producer, experience
must

Level

Minor
Must

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Control Point

Compliance Criteria

be complemented by
technical knowledge
(e.g. access to IPM
technical literature,
specific training course
attendance, etc.) and/or
the use of tools
(software, on farm
detection methods, etc.).
CB.7.2 to 7.4: Can the producer show evidence of
implementation of at least one activity that falls in the
category of:
"Prevention"?
The producer can show
evidence of
implementing at
least one activity that
includes the adoption of
production practices that
could reduce the
incidence and intensity of
pest attacks, thereby
reducing the need for
intervention.

Level

Major
Must

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The producer can show


evidence of implementing at
least one activity that
includes the adoption of
production practices that
could reduce the incidence
and intensity of pest attacks,
thereby reducing the need for
intervention; which include:
crop rotation, exclusion of
pests, soil management,
selection of materials and
appropriate varieties, hygiene
in the areas of cultivation.
See annex CB.3 IPM tools.

El productor puede presentar


pruebas de que realiza al
menos una actividad que
suponga la adopcin de
prcticas de produccin que
puedan reducir la incidencia
e intensidad de los ataques
de plagas, reduciendo por lo
tanto la necesidad de
intervencin; entre las que se
incluyen: rotacin de cultivos,
exclusin de plagas, gestin
de suelos, seleccin de
materiales y variedades
adecuadas, higiene en las

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reas de cultivo. Consulte
Anexo CB.3 Herramientas
MIP.

CB. 7.3

"Observation and Monitoring"?

The producer can show


evidence of a)
implementing at least
one activity that will
determine when, and to
what extent, pests and
their natural enemies are
present, and b) using this
information to plan what
pest management
techniques are required.

Major
Must

The producer can show


evidence of a) implementing
at least one activity that will
determine when, and to
what extent, pests and their
natural enemies are present;
among the activities that may
be performed are: monitoring
of pests, use of Attractants,
pheromones or use glue or
water traps, determination of
thresholds of economic
damage, etc. and b) using
this information to plan what
pest management techniques
are required. See annex
CB.3 IPM tools.

El productor puede presentar


pruebas a) de que realiza al
menos una actividad, por la
que puede identificar cundo
y en qu medida hay
presencia de plagas y de
enemigos naturales de las
plagas; entre las actividades
que pueden realizar estn:
monitoreo de plagas, uso de
atrayentes, feromonas o uso
de trampas de pegamento o
agua, determinacin de
umbrales de dao
econmico, etc. y b) en base
a esta informacin podr
determinar las tcnicas de
gestin de plagas. Consulte
Anexo CB.3 Herramientas
MIP.

CB. 7.4

"Intervention"?

The producer show


evidence that in

Major
Must

The producer show


evidence that in situations

El productor puede probar


que en situaciones en las

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situations where pest


attacks adversely affects
the economic value of a
crop,
intervention with specific
pest control methods will
take place. Where
possible,
non-chemical
approaches
must be considered.

CB. 7.5

Have anti-resistance label


and/or other recommendations
been followed to maintain the
effectiveness of available plant
protection products?

When the level of a pest,


disease or weed requires
repeated controls in the
crops, there is evidence
that
anti-resistance
recommendations
(where available) are
followed.

Minor
Must

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where pest attacks adversely


affects the economic value of
a crop,
intervention with specific pest
control methods will take
place, among those included:
biological control methods
(use of natural enemies),
mechanical and control
Alternatively the selective
and rational use of
pesticides. Where possible,
non-chemical approaches
must be considered. See
annex CB.3 IPM tools.

que el ataque de plagas


afecte negativamente al valor
econmico del cultivo, se
lleva a cabo una intervencin
con mtodos especficos de
control de plagas, entre los
que se incluyen: mtodos de
control biolgico (utilizacin
de enemigos naturales),
control mecnico y como
ltima alternativa el uso
selectivo y racional de
plaguicidas. En lo posible, se
debern considerar mtodos
de intervencin no qumicos.
Consulte Anexo CB.3
Herramientas MIP.

When the level of a pest,


disease or weed requires
repeated controls in the
crops, there is evidence that
anti-resistance
recommendations (where
available) are followed,
seeking the alternation of
specific products for the

Cuando el nivel de plaga,


enfermedad o mala hierba
requiera varias aplicaciones
sobre los cultivos, debe
haber evidencia de que se
siguen las recomendaciones
(Cuando las haya disponibles
para evitar generar
resistencias), procurando la

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CB. 8

CB. 8.1
CB.8.1.1

Control Point

Compliance Criteria

PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS


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.
Choice of Plant Protection Products
Is a current list kept of plant
A list is available for the
protection products that are
commercial brand names
authorized in the country of
of plant protection
production for use on crops
products
being grown?
(including their active
Ingredient composition or
beneficial organisms)
that are authorized on
crops being, or which
have been, grown on the
farm under
GLOBALG.A.P. within
the last 12 months.

Level

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Must

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problem to be controlled.

alternancia de productos
especficos para el problema
a controlar.

A list is available for the


commercial brand names of
plant protection products
(including their active
ingredient composition or
beneficial organisms) that are
authorized on crops being, or
which have been, grown on
the farm under
GLOBALG.A.P. within the
last 12 months. Preferably
the list must include the basic
security information such as
dosage, deficiency, interval
between applications, etc.

Se dispone de una lista de


los nombres comerciales de
los productos fitosanitarios
(incluyendo su composicin
de sustancias activas u
organismos beneficiosos)
autorizados para los cultivos
existentes, o se hayan
cultivado en la explotacin
bajo GLOBALG.A.P durante
los ltimos 12 meses.
Preferentemente la lista debe
incluir la informacin bsica
de seguridad como dosis,
perodo de carencia, intervalo

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entre aplicaciones, etc.

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)?

All the plant protection


products applied are
officially and currently
authorized or permitted
by the appropriate
governmental
organization in the
country of application.
Where no official
registration scheme
exists, refer to the
GLOBALG.A.P.
Guideline (Annex CB.4)
on this subject and FAO
International Code of
Conduct on the
Distribution and Use of
Pesticides.
Refer also to Annex
CB.4 for cases where
producer takes part in
legal field trials for final
approval of PPP by the
local government. No
N/A.

Major
Must

All the plant protection


products applied are
officially and currently
authorized or permitted by
the appropriate
governmental organization in
the country of application,
Pesticide registration, rules
and regulations unit of the
Ministry of Agriculture,
Livestock and Food of
Guatemala (MAGA for its
acronym in Spanish) Where no
official registration scheme
exists, refer to the
GLOBALG.A.P.
Guideline (Annex CB.4) on
this subject and FAO
International Code of
Conduct on the Distribution
and Use of Pesticides. Refer
also to Annex CB.4 for cases
where producer
takes part in legal field trials
for final approval of PPP by

Todos los productos


fitosanitarios aplicados estn
actualmente autorizados o
permitidos oficialmente por el
ente gubernamental
correspondiente, Registro de
Plaguicidas, Unidad de
Normas y Regulaciones del
MAGA. En caso de no existir
un registro oficial, se debe
consultar la gua
GLOBALG.A.P (Anexo CB.4)
y el Cdigo Internacional de
Conducta sobre la
Distribucin y el Uso de
Pesticidas (FAO). Tambin
se puede consultar el Anexo
CB.4 en caso de que el
productor participe en
pruebas en campo legales
para obtener de la autoridad
competente la aprobacin
final del producto
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CB.8.1.3

Is the plant protection product


applied appropriate for the
target as recommended on the
product label?

CB.8.1.4

Are invoices of registered plant


protection products kept?

Compliance Criteria

All the plant protection


products applied to the
crop are suitable and can
be justified (according to
label
recommendations or
official registration body
publication) for the pest,
disease, weed or target
of the plant protection
product intervention. If
the producer uses offlabel PPP, there
must be evidence of
official approval for use
of that PPP
on that crop in that
country. No N/A
Invoices of the registered
plant protection products
used, must be kept for
record keeping and
available at the time of
the external inspection.
No N/A.

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the local government. No


N/A.

N/A.

Invoices of the registered


plant protection products
used, must be kept for record
keeping and available at the
time of the external
inspection. ONLY for Option
2 Producer Groups, In case

Las facturas de los productos


fitosanitarios aprobados y
utilizados deben conservarse
y estar disponibles en el
momento de la inspeccin
externa. SOLO para
Opciones 2 Grupo de

Major
Must

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Must

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CB. 8.2
CB.8.2.1

Control Point

Compliance Criteria

Advice on Quantity and Type of Plant Protection


Production
Do competent persons make
Where the plant
the choice of plant protection
protection
products?
product records show
that the technically
responsible person
making the choice of
the plant protection
products is a qualified

Level

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that the exporter or marketer


of production, provide
agricultural inputs to the
producer or group of farmers,
will be sufficient to submit the
receipt, shipment or delivery
of inputs note ballot.
No N/A.

Productores, en el caso de
que el exportador o
comercializador del
producto, provea de los
insumos agrcolas al
productor o grupo de
productores, ser suficiente
con que se presente el
recibo, boleta de envo o nota
de entrega de los insumos,
stos documentos deben
permitir la trazabilidad a la
factura original que posee la
exportadora o el
comercializador. Sin opcin
de N/A.

Where the plant protection


product records show that
the technically responsible
person making the choice of
the plant protection
products is a qualified
adviser, technical
competence can be

Cuando los registros de las


aplicaciones fitosanitarias
muestren que la persona
responsable de elegir los
productos fitosanitarios es un
asesor cualificado, ste
puede demostrar su
competencia tcnica

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adviser, technical
competence can be
demonstrated via official
qualifications or specific
training course
attendance certificates.
Fax and e-mails from
advisors, governments,
etc. are allowable.
Where the plant
protection product
records show that
the technically
responsible person
making the choice of
plant protection products
is the producer,
experience
must be complemented
by
technical knowledge that
can be demonstrated via
technical documentation
(e.g. product technical
literature, specific
training course
attendance, etc.)

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demonstrated via CV,


accompanied by certificates
of training, as official
qualifications or specific
training course attendance
certificates or diploma. Fax,
photocopies and e-mails from
advisors, governments, etc.
are allowable.
Where the plant protection
product records show that
the technically responsible
person making the choice of
plant protection products is
the producer, experience
must be complemented by
technical knowledge that can
be demonstrated via
technical documentation
(e.g. product technical
literature, specific training
course attendance, programs
or plans of crop
management, etc.)

mediante su hoja de vida,


acompaada de constancias
de formacin como un ttulo
oficial o bien mediante un
certificado o diploma de
asistencia a un curso
especfico para tal objeto,
etc. Se permiten fotocopias,
faxes y mensajes de correo
electrnico de asesores,
gobiernos, etc.
Cuando los registros de las
aplicaciones fitosanitarias
muestren que la persona
responsable de elegir los
productos fitosanitarios es el
productor, ste deber
demostrar su competencia
tcnica con documentacin
tcnica (por ejemplo:
manuales tcnicos del
producto, certificado de
asistencia a un curso
especfico sobre el tema,
programas o planes de
manejo de cultivo, etc.)

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CB. 8.3

CB.8.3.1

CB.8.3.2

CB.8.3.3

Control Point

Compliance Criteria

Records of Application
8.3.1 to 8.3.10: Are records of all plant protection
product are kept and do they include the following
criteria:
Crop name and/or variety?
All plant protection
product application
records specify
the crop and/or variety
treated. No N/A.
Application location?
All plant protection
product application
records specify
the geographical area,
the name or reference of
the farm, and the field,
orchard or greenhouse
where the
crop is located. No N/A.
Application date?
All plant protection
product application
records specify
the exact dates
(day/month/year) of the
application. Record the
actual date (end date, if
applied more than one
day) of application. No

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CB.8.3.4

Product trade name and active


ingredient?

CB.8.3.5

Operator?

Compliance Criteria

N/A.
All plant protection
product application
records shall specify the
complete trade
name (including
formulation) and active
ingredient or beneficial
organism with scientific
name. The active
ingredient
must be recorded or it
must be possible to
connect the trade name
information to
the active ingredient. No
N/A.
The operator applying
plant protection products
has been identified in the
records. If a single
individual makes all the
applications, it is
acceptable to record the
operator details only
once. No N/A.

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The operator applying plant


protection products has been
identified in the records. If a
single individual makes all
the applications, it is
acceptable to record the
operator details only once. It
should disclose at least a
name and a surname,
indicate only a name, only a

Se identifica el operario
encargado de las
aplicaciones fitosanitarias en
el registro. Si una sola
persona realiza todas las
aplicaciones, entonces es
aceptable que se registre una
sola vez la informacin del
operario. Se debe consignar
por lo menos un nombre y un

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CB.8.3.6

Justification for application?

CB.8.3.7

Technical authorization for


application?

CB.8.3.8

Product quantity applied?

Compliance Criteria

The name of the pest(s),


disease(s) and/or
weed(s)
treated is documented in
all plant protection
product application
records. If common
names are used
then they must
correspond to the names
stated on the
label. No N/A.
The technically
responsible person
making the decision
of the use and the doses
of the plant protection
product(s) being applied
has been identified in the
records. No N/A.
All plant protection

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surname, or initials only


indicate is not supported. No
N/A.

apellido, no se admite
indicar solo un nombre, solo
un apellido, o indicar iniciales
nicamente. Sin opcin de
N/A.

All plant protection product

El registro de las

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Control Point

Application machinery used?

Compliance Criteria

Level

product application
records specify
the amount of product to
be applied in weight or
volume or the total
quantity of water
(or other carrier medium)
and dosage in g/l or
internationally
recognized measures for
the plant protection
product. No N/A.

Must

The application
machinery type (e.g.
knapsack, high
volume, U.L.V., via the
irrigation system,
dusting, fogger, aerial, or
another method), for all
the plant
protection products

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application records specify


the amount of product to be
applied in weight or volume
or the total quantity of water
(or other carrier medium)
and dosage in g/l or
internationally recognized
measures for the plant
protection product. The total
amount applied to the treated
area, to determine if the dose
of treatment is respected
should settle. No N/A.

aplicaciones fitosanitarias
incluye la cantidad de
producto aplicado en
unidades de peso o volumen,
o la cantidad total de agua
empleada (u otro medio), y la
dosis en g/l o en cualquier
otro tipo de medida
reconocida
internacionalmente para los
productos fitosanitarios. Se
debe poder establecer la
cantidad total aplicada al
rea tratada, para determinar
si se respeta la dosis del
tratamiento. Sin opcin de
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CB.8.3.1
0

CB. 8.4
CB.8.4.1

Control Point

Compliance Criteria

applied (if there are


various units, these are
identified
individually), are detailed
in all plant protection
product application
records. No N/A.
Pre-harvest interval?
The pre-harvest interval
has been recorded for all
plant
protection product
applications where a preharvest interval is stated
on the product label. No
N/A, unless Flowers and
Ornamentals
certification.
Pre-Harvest Interval (Not Applicable for Flowers and
Ornamentals)
Have the registered preThe producer can
harvest intervals been
demonstrate that all preobserved?
harvest intervals have
been observed for plant
protection products
applied
to the crops, through the
use of clear documented

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The producer can


demonstrate that all preharvest intervals have been
observed for plant protection
products applied
to the crops, through the use
of clear documented
procedures such as plant

El productor puede
demostrar que ha respetado
todos los plazos de
seguridad pre-cosecha de
los productos aplicados en
los cultivos mediante
registros claros tales como
los registros de aplicacin de

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procedures such as plant


protection product
application records and
crop harvest dates.
Specifically in continuous
harvesting situations,
there are systems in
place in the field, orchard
or greenhouse (e.g.
warning signs, time of
application etc.) to
ensure compliance with
all pre-harvest intervals.
Refer to 8.6.4. No N/A,
unless Flowers and
Ornamentals production.

CB. 8.5
CB.8.5.1

Disposal of Surplus Application Mix


Is surplus application mix or
Applying surplus spray
tank washings disposed of in a and tank washings to the
way that does not compromise crop is a first priority
food safety and the
under the condition that
environment?
the overall label dose
rate is not exceeded.

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protection product application


records and crop harvest
dates. Specifically in
continuous harvesting
situations, there are systems
in place in the field, orchard
or greenhouse (e.g. warning
signs, time of application etc.)
to ensure compliance with all
pre-harvest intervals or
deficiency periods. Refer to
8.6.4. No N/A, unless
Flowers and Ornamentals
production.

fitosanitarios y fechas de
cosecha de producto. En
particular, En particular, en
los cultivos de recoleccin
continua debe haber
sistemas implantados en la
parcela o sector o
invernadero para asegurar su
correcto cumplimiento, (por
ejemplo: seales de
advertencia, tiempo de
aplicacin, etc.) para
asegurar el cumplimiento con
todos los plazos pre-cosecha
o perodos de carencia.
Vase punto 8.6.4. Sin
opcin de N/A, excepto en la
produccin de Flores y
Ornamentales.

Applying surplus spray and


tank washings to the crop is a
first priority under the
condition that the overall
label dose rate is not
exceeded. Surplus mix or

La aplicacin del caldo


sobrante y de los residuos de
lavados de los tanques al
cultivo es prioritaria bajo la
condicin de que no se
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Surplus mix or
tank washings are
disposed of in a manner
that does compromise
neither food safety nor
the environment.
Records are kept. No
N/A.

CB. 8.6
CB.8.6.1

Plant Protection Product Residue Analysis (N/A for


Flowers
and Ornamental production)
Can the producer demonstrate The producer or the
that information regarding the
producer's customer
Country(ies) of Destinations
must have available a list
(i.e Market in which the
of current applicable
producer intends to trade)
MRLs for
Maximum Residue Levels
all market(s) in which
(MRLs) is available?
produce is intended to be
traded (domestic and/or

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tank washings are disposed


of in a manner that does
compromise neither food
safety nor the environment, It
must be carried out in secure
areas, properly identified,
marked with warning of
danger and procedures in
case of emergencies by
poisoning. Records are kept.
No N/A.

especificada en la etiqueta.
El caldo sobrante del
tratamiento o los residuos de
lavados de los tanques se
gestionan de manera que no
se comprometa ni la
inocuidad alimentaria ni el
medio ambiente, debe
realizarse en reas seguras,
debidamente identificadas,
sealizadas con advertencia
de peligro y procedimientos
en caso de emergencias por
intoxicacin Se lleva registro
de esto. Sin opcin de N/A.

The producer or the


producer's customer must
have available a list of
current applicable MRLs for
all market(s) in which
produce is intended to be
traded (domestic and/or
international). The MRLs will

El productor o su cliente
debe disponer de una lista de
los MRLs vigentes permitidos
para todos los mercados
donde pretende comercializar
el producto (nacionales y/o
extranjeros). Los MRLs se
identificarn demostrando la

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international). The MRLs


will be identified by either
demonstrating
communication with
clients confirming the
intended market(s), or by
selecting the specific
country(ies) (or group of
countries) in which
produce is intending to
be traded, and
presenting
evidence of compliance
with
a residue screening
system that meets the
current applicable
country(ies) MRLs.
Where a group of
countries is targeted
together for trading the
residue screening
system must meet the
strictest current
applicable MRLs in
the group. Refer to
Annex CB.5 Residue

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be identified by either
demonstrating
communication with clients
confirming the intended
market(s) (letters, e-mail or
otherwise verifiable
information online), or by
selecting the specific
country(ies) (or group of
countries) in which
produce is intending to be
traded, and presenting
evidence of compliance with
a residue screening system
that meets the current
applicable country(ies)
MRLs. Where a group of
countries is targeted
together for trading the
residue screening system
must meet the strictest
current applicable MRLs in
the group. Refer to Annex
CB.5 Residue Analysis.

comunicacin con clientes


que confirme el o los
mercados de destino (cartas,
e-mail u otra forma
verificable, informacin en
lnea), o a travs de la
seleccin de el o los pases
especficos (o grupos de
pases) donde se pretende
comercializar el producto, y
presentando evidencias de
cumplimiento con un sistema
de control de residuos que
cumpla con los MRLs
vigentes y permitidos en
dicho(s) pas(es). En el caso
de que un grupo de pases
sea el mercado de destino
para la comercializacin, el
sistema de control de
residuos deber cumplir con
el MRL vigente ms estricto
del grupo. Vase Anexo CB.5
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CB.8.6.2

Control Point

Has action been taken to meet


the MRLs of the market the
producer is intending to trade
the produce in?

Compliance Criteria

Analysis.
Where the MRLs of the
market in which the
producer is intending to
trade the produce in are
stricter than those of the
country of production,
the
producer or the
producer's customer can
demonstrate
that during the
production cycle these
MRLs have been taken
into account (i.e.
modification where
necessary of plant
protection product
application regime and/or
use of produce residue
testing results).

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Where the MRLs of the


market in which the
producer is intending to
trade the produce in are
stricter than those of the
country of production, the
producer or the producer's
customer can demonstrate
that during the production
cycle these MRLs have been
taken into account (i.e.
modification where
necessary of plant
protection product
application regime and/or use
of produce residue testing
results). Exempt from this
requirement are biological
agents, provided that they do
not have restriction of use in
the country of destination. If
the producer sells its product
in its own country and so
declares in the registration
process and applies the
dosage recommended by the

Cuando los MRLs del


mercado en el que se
pretende comercializar el
producto sean ms
restrictivos que los del pas
de produccin, el productor o
su cliente pueden demostrar
que durante el ciclo de
produccin dichos MRLs
fueron considerados (por
ejemplo, modificaciones del
rgimen de aplicacin de
fitosanitarios y/o anlisis de
residuos en el producto).
Quedan exentos de ste
requisito los agentes
biolgicos, siempre que no
tengan restriccin de uso en
el pas de destino. Si el
productor vende su producto
en su propio pas y as lo
declara en el proceso de
inscripcin y aplica las dosis
recomendadas por el
fabricante del fitosanitario,
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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?

The risk assessment


evaluates the PPP use
and the potential risk of
MRL exceedance. The
risk assessment shall be
based on the criteria
explained in Annex CB.6
Guidance to MRL
Exceedances.

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Must

CB.8.6.4

Is there evidence of residue


tests, based on the results of
the risk assessment?

Based on the outcome of


the risk assessment,
current
documented evidence or
records must be
available of plant
protection product

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manufacturer of the plant,


this checkpoint is considered
to be fulfilled (see annex
CB.5 / CB. 8.6.2)
The risk assessment
evaluates the PPP use and
the potential risk of MRL
exceedance, should be
preventive and corrective
actions that ensure that
products that exceed the
MRL's will not be marketed.
The risk
assessment shall be based
on the criteria explained in
Annex CB.6 Guidance to
MRL Exceedances.

considera cumplido (consulte


Anexo CB.5 / CB. 8.6.2)

Based on the outcome of the


risk assessment, current
documented evidence or
records must be available of
plant protection product
residue analysis results for
the GLOBALG.A.P.

En base a los resultados de


la evaluacin de riesgos, se
debe disponer de evidencia
documentada o registros de
los resultados de los anlisis
de residuos de productos
fitosanitarios en los cultivos/

La evaluacin de riesgos
evala la utilizacin de
productos fitosanitarios y el
riesgo potencial de exceder
los MRLs. se deben
establecer las acciones
preventivas y correctivas que
garanticen que no se
comercializar productos
que excedan los LMRs. La
evaluacin de riesgos se
basar en los criterios
incluidos en el Anexo CB.6 Gua para los casos de
exceso de MRLs.

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residue analysis results


for the GLOBALG.A.P.
registered product crops,
or of participation in a
third
party plant protection
product residue
monitoring system which
is traceable to
the farm. When residue
tests are required as a
result of the risk
assessment, the criteria
relating to sampling
procedures, accredited
labs, etc., must be
followed
Risk assessments
normally conclude that
there is a need to
undertake residue
analysis and identify the
number of analyses,
when
and where to take the
samples and type of
analysis according to

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registered product crops, or


of participation in a third
party plant protection
product residue monitoring
system which is traceable to
the farm. When residue
tests are required as a
result of the risk
assessment, the criteria
relating to sampling
procedures, accredited labs,
etc., must be followed Risk
assessments normally
conclude that there is a
need to undertake residue
analysis and identify the
number of analyses, when
and where to take the
samples and type of
analysis according to Annex
CB.6 Maximum Residue Limit
Risk Assessment.
A risk assessment that
concludes that there is no
need to undertake residue
analysis shall have identified
that there is:

productos de GLOBALG.A.P,
o de la participacin en un
sistema de control de
residuos de terceros, el cual
es trazable hasta la
explotacin. Cuando se
requieran anlisis de
residuos como resultado de
una evaluacin de riesgos,
deben cumplirse los criterios
relativos a los procedimientos
de muestreo, los laboratorios
acreditados, etc.
Normalmente, en las
evaluaciones de riesgos se
concluye que es necesario
llevar a cabo un anlisis de
residuos y de identificar el
nmero de anlisis, cundo y
dnde tomar las muestras y
el tipo de anlisis de acuerdo
al Anexo CB.6 Evaluacin de
Riesgos de Exceder los
MRLs.
En el caso de que la
conclusin de la evaluacin
de riesgos sea que no es

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Annex CB.6 Maximum


Residue Limit Risk
Assessment.
A risk assessment that
concludes that there is
no need to undertake
residue
analysis shall have
identified that there is:
- a track history of 4 or
more years of analytical
verification without
detecting
incidences (e.g.
exceedances, use of
non-authorized PPPs,
etc.) and
- no or minimal use of
PPPs and
- no use of PPP close to
harvesting (spraying to
harvest interval is much
bigger than the PPP
preharvest interval) and
- a risk assessment
validated by an
independent third party

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- a track history of 4 or more


years of analytical
verification without detecting
incidences (e.g.
exceedances, use of nonauthorized PPPs, etc.) and
- no or minimal use of PPPs
and
- no use of PPP close to
harvesting (spraying to
harvest interval is much
bigger than the PPP
preharvest interval) and
- a risk assessment
validated by an independent
third party (e.g. CB inspector,
expert, etc) or the
customer
Based on the risk analysis,
for option 2, the group can
present results demonstrating
that residue analysis has
been carried out, by sampling
rotary previous production
cycles, provided it is properly
documented.
Exceptions to these

necesario un anlisis de
residuos, deber incluir lo
siguiente:
- Un historial de 4 aos o
ms de anlisis en los que no
se hayan detectado
incidentes (por ejemplo,
excesos, uso de fitosanitarios
no autorizados, etc.) y
- La no utilizacin o una
utilizacin mnima de
fitosanitarios y
- La no utilizacin de
fitosanitarios cerca de la
recoleccin (la nebulizacin
en los plazos de seguridad
es mayor que en los plazos
de seguridad prerecoleccin) y
- Una evaluacin de riesgos
validada por una tercera
parte (por ejemplo, el
inspector del OC, un experto,
etc.) o por el cliente.
En caso de opcin 2, el
grupo puede presentar
resultados que demuestren

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(e.g. CB inspector,
expert, etc) or the
customer
Exceptions to these
conditions could be
those crops where there
is no use
of PPPs, environment is
very controlled and for
these reasons the
industry does not
normally undertake PPP
residue analysis
(mushrooms could be an
example).

CB 8.6.5

8.6.5 to 8.6.7 If a residue analysis has been done, have


the following been complied with:
Correct sampling procedures
Documentary evidence
are followed?
exists demonstrating
compliance with
applicable sampling
procedures. See
Annex CB.5 Residue
Analysis.

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conditions could be those


crops where there is no use
of PPPs, environment is
very controlled and for
these reasons the industry
does not normally undertake
PPP residue analysis
(mushrooms could be an
example).

que se ha realizado anlisis


de residuos y cumplen con
lo establecido en el anlisis
de riesgo especfico para los
fitosanitarios aplicados y
cultivos tratados por el grupo.
Las excepciones a estas
condiciones son aquellos
cultivos en los que no se
usan productos fitosanitarios,
en los que el ambiente est
muy controlado y por lo tanto
en el sector no se estila
realizar anlisis de residuos
(el cultivo de hongos podra
ser un ejemplo).

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CB 8.6.6

Laboratory used for residue


testing is accredited by a
competent national authority to
ISO 17025 or equivalent
standard?

CB 8.6.7

An action plan in place in the


event of an MRL is exceeded?

Compliance Criteria

There is clear
documented evidence (
on letterhead, copies of
accreditations, etc.) that
the laboratories
used for plant protection
product residue analysis
have been accredited, or
are in the process of
accreditation to the
applicable scope by a
competent national
authority to ISO 17025 or
an equivalent standard.
In all cases, the
laboratories must show
evidence of participation
in proficiency tests (e.g.
FAPAS must be
available). See Annex
CB.5 Residue Analysis.
There is a clear
documented procedure
of the remedial steps and
actions (this will include
communication to
customers, product

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CB. 8.7
CB.8.7.1

Control Point

Compliance Criteria

tracking exercise, etc.) to


be taken where a plant
protection product
residue analysis
indicates an MRL (either
of the country of
production or the
countries in which the
harvested product is
intended to be traded in
if different) is exceeded.
See Annex CB.5
Residue Analysis.
Plant Protection Product Storage
The plant protection product store must comply with
basic rules to ensure safe storage and use.
Are plant protection products
The plant protection
stored in accordance with local product storage facilities
regulations?
comply with all the
appropriate
current national, regional
and local legislation and
regulations.

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The plant protection product


storage facilities comply
with all the appropriate
current national, regional and
local legislation and
regulations. It should be clear
that there are two types of
wine cellar of plant
protection, the first:
warehouse in which it is
possible to enter (type of

El almacn de productos
fitosanitarios cumple con la
legislacin nacional, regional
y local vigente. Se debe tener
claro que existen dos tipos
de bodega de fitosanitarios,
la primera: almacn en el que
se puede entrar (tipo de
edificacin como indica el
punto de control CB.8.7.6), la
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CB.8.7.2

CB.8.7.3

CB.8.7.4

Control Point

Compliance Criteria

8.7.2 to 8.7.8: Are plant protection products stored in a


location that is:
Sound?
The plant protection
product storage facilities
are built in
a manner which is
structurally sound and
robust. No N/A.
Secure?
The plant protection
product storage facilities
are kept
secure under lock and
key. No N/A.
Appropriate to the temperature The plant protection
conditions?
products are stored
according to label
storage requirements.

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building as shown in the


CB.8.7.6 control point), the
second: Winery that can not
enter (type locker, Cabinet or
box of metal with security
system), which is very used
by small and medium
producers that stored a
minimum amount of plant
protection products.

no se puede entrar (tipo


locker, mueble o caja de
metal con sistema de
seguridad), que es muy
usada por pequeos y
medianos productores que
almacenan una mnima
cantidad de productos
fitosanitarios.

The plant protection products


are stored avoiding extremes
of temperature and according
to label storage

Se almacenan los productos


fitosanitarios, evitando
temperaturas extremas y de
acuerdo a los requerimientos

Minor
Must

Major
Must

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CB.8.7.5

Fire-resistant?

CB.8.7.6

Well ventilated (in the case of


walk in storage)?

CB.8.7.7

Well lit?

The plant protection


product storage facilities
are built of
materials that are fire
resistant (Minimum
requirement RF 30, i.e.
30 minutes resistance to
fire).
No N/A.
The plant protection
product storage facilities
have
sufficient and constant
ventilation of fresh air to
avoid a buildup of
harmful vapors. No N/A.
The plant protection
product storage facilities
have or are
located in areas with
sufficient illumination by
natural or artificial
lighting to ensure that all
product labels can be

Minor
Must

Minor
Mus

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requirements. No N/A.

expresados en la etiqueta.
Sin opcin de N/A.

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Located away from other


materials?

CB.8.7.9

Is all plant protection product


storage shelving made of
nonabsorbent material?

CB.8.7.1
0

Is the plant protection product


storage facility able to retain
spillage?

Compliance Criteria

easily read while on the


shelves. No
N/A.
The minimum
requirement is to prevent
cross
Contamination between
plant protection products
and other materials by
the
use of a physical barrier
(wall, sheeting, etc.). No
N/A.
The plant protection
product storage facilities
are equipped with
shelving which is not
absorbent in case of
spillage (e.g. metal,
rigid plastic, or covered
with impermeable liner,
etc.).
The plant protection
product storage facilities
have retaining tanks or
products are bunded
according to 110% of the

Level

Minor
Must

Minor
Must

Minor
Must

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CB.8.7.1
1

Control Point

Are there facilities for


measuring and mixing plant
protection products?

Compliance Criteria

volume of the
largest container of
stored liquid, to ensure
that there
cannot be any leakage,
seepage or
contamination to the
exterior of the facility.
No N/A.
The plant protection
product storage facilities
or the plant
protection product
filling/mixing area if this
is different, have
measuring equipment
whose graduation for
containers and
calibration verification
for scales has been
verified annually by the
producer to
assure accuracy of
mixtures and are
equipped with
utensils (e.g. buckets,
water supply point, etc.)

Level

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Must

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The plant protection product


storage facilities or the plant
protection product
filling/mixing area if this is
different, have measuring
equipment whose graduation
for containers and calibration
verification
for scales has been verified
annually by the producer (this
applies to equipment whose
mechanism is susceptible to
variation with time and
constant use eg. Balances or
weights, not for measuring
equipment of constant
volume, such as beakers,
test tubes, fixed volume

El almacn de productos
fitosanitarios o el rea de
mezclas/llenado de
fitosanitarios, si hubiera,
dispone de equipos de
medicin cuya graduacin o
calibracin ha sido verificada
anualmente por el productor,
(esto aplica para equipo cuyo
mecanismo sea susceptible a
variacin con el tiempo y uso
constante ej. Balanzas o
pesas, no as para equipo de
medicin de volumen
constante, como beakers,
probetas, medidas fijas de
volumen definido; el equipo
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for the safe and efficient


handling
of all plant protection
products which can be
applied. No N/A.

CB.8.7.1
2

Are there facilities to deal with


spillage?

The plant protection


product storage facilities
and all
designated fixed
filling/mixing areas are
equipped with a
container of absorbent
inert material such as
sand, floor brush and
dustpan and plastic
bags, that must be
signposted and in a fixed
location, to be used in

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Must

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measures; the measuring


equipment should be stored
in appropriate conditions and
be replaced when warranted)
to assure accuracy of
mixtures
and are equipped with
utensils (e.g. buckets, water
supply point, etc.) for the safe
and efficient handling
of all plant protection
products which can be
applied. No N/A.

almacenarse en condiciones
adecuadas y ser
reemplazado cuando lo
amerite) para asegurar la
precisin de las mezclas. Los
mismos estn equipados
con instrumentos (por ej.
cubetas, agua corriente, etc.)
que aseguran un manejo
seguro y eficiente de todos
los productos fitosanitarios
que pueden aplicarse. Sin
opcin de N/A.

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CB.8.7.1
3

Are keys and access to the


plant protection product
storage facility limited to
workers with formal training in
the handling of plant protection
products?

CB.8.7.1
4

Are all plant protection


products stored in their original
package?

Compliance Criteria

case of spillage of plant


protection product. No
N/A.
The plant protection
product storage facilities
are kept
locked and physical
access is only granted in
the presence of persons
who can demonstrate
formal training in the safe
handling and use of plant
protection products. No
N/A.
All the plant protection
products that are
currently in the storage
facility are kept in the
original containers and
packs. In the case of
breakage only, the new
package must contain all
the information of the
original label. Refer to
CB.8.9.1. No N/A.

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All the plant protection


products that are currently
in the storage facility are kept
in the original containers and
packs. In the case of
breakage only, the new
package must contain all the
information of the original
label. Partially used products
should be closed (packaging
or envelopes) as not to
pollute the environment and
prevent spills on their

Todos los productos


fitosanitarios almacenados
estn en sus envases
originales. Solamente cuando
el envase original se haya
estropeado o roto, podr
guardarse el producto en un
envase nuevo, y ste deber
tener toda la informacin de
la etiqueta original. Los
productos parcialmente
usados deben permanecer
cerrados (empaques o

Minor
Must

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Must

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CB.8.7.1
5

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?

CB.8.7.1
6

Are liquids not stored on


shelves above powders?

CB.8.7.1
7

Is there an up-to-date plant


protection product stock
inventory or record of use
available?

Compliance Criteria

Plant protection products


used for purposes other
than for registered and/or
certified crops (i.e. use in
garden etc.) are clearly
identified and stored
separately in the plant
protection product store.
All the plant protection
products that are liquid
formulations are stored
on shelving which is
never above those
products that
are powder or granular
formulations. No N/A.
A stock inventory tha
indicates the contents of
the store (type and
amount) is available and

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Must

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Must

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Must

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handling. Refer to CB.8.9.1.


No N/A.

sobres) a manera de no
contaminar el ambiente y
evitar derrames en sus
manipulacin. Consulte el
punto CB. 8.9.1. Sin opcin
de N/A.

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CB. 8.8
CB.8.8.1

CB.8.8.2

Control Point

Compliance Criteria

it is updated at least
once very 3 months
Plant Protection Product Handling (N/A if no Plant
Protection Product Handling)
Are all workers who have
All workers who are in
contact with plant protection
contact with plant
products submitted voluntarily
protection products are
to annual health checks?
voluntarily submitted to
health checks annually.
These health checks
must comply with
national, regional or local
codes of practice and
use of results must
respect the
legality of disclosure of
personal data
Are there procedures dealing
There are clear
with re-entry times on the
documented procedures,
farm?
which regulate all the reentry intervals for plant
protection products,
applied to the crops
according to the label
instructions. Where no
reentry information is
available on the label,

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There are clear documented


procedures, which regulate
all the re-entry intervals for
plant protection products,
applied to the crops
according to the label
instructions. Where no
reentry information is
available on the label, there
are no specific requirements,

Existen procedimientos
claros y documentados que
regulan los plazos de reentrada despus de la
aplicacin de productos
fitosanitarios en el cultivo de
acuerdo con las instrucciones
de la etiqueta. Si la etiqueta
no incluye esta informacin,
no hay requisitos especficos,

Recom.

Major
Must

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there are no specific


requirements, but the
spray must have dried on
the plants before workers
reenter the growing area.

CB.8.8.3

Is the accident procedure


evident within 10 meters of the
plant protection product/
chemical storage facilities?

An accident procedure
containing all information
detailed in AF.3.3.1 must
visually display the basic
steps of primary accident
care and be accessible
by all persons within 10
meters of the plant
protection product/
chemical storage
facilities and designated
mixing areas. No N/A.

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Must

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but the spray must have dried


on the plants before workers
reenter the growing area. It
must be warning signs to
place in a visible place of
access to the field to identify
the areas treated with plant
protection.

pero la pulverizacin debe


secarse en las plantas antes
de que los trabajadores
puedan volver a entrar en el
rea tratada. Se debe contar
con la sealizacin de
advertencia a colocar en un
lugar visible del acceso al
campo para identificar las
reas tratadas con
fitosanitarios.

An accident procedure
containing all information
detailed in AF.3.3.1
procedures in case of
poisoning, phones
information and assistance
for emergent treatment must
visually display the basic
steps of primary accident
care and be accessible by all
persons within 10 meters of
the plant protection product/
chemical storage facilities
and designated mixing areas.
No N/A.

Los procedimientos en caso


de accidentes -con toda la
informacin detallada en el
AF. 3.4.1- los
procedimientos en caso de
intoxicacin, telfonos de
informacin y auxilio para su
tratamiento emergente y las
medidas bsicas de primeros
auxilios deben estar
visualmente sealizados y en
un lugar de fcil acceso para
todas las personas, dentro de
un radio de 10 metros de las
instalaciones de

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almacenamiento de los
productos fitosanitarios y de
todas las reas de mezcla.
Sin opcin de N/A.

CB.8.8.4

Are there facilities to deal with


accidental operator
contamination?

CB. 8.8.5

When mixing plant protection


products, are the correct
handling and filling procedures
followed as stated on the
label?

All plant protection


product / chemical
storage facilities and all
filling/mixing areas
present on the farm have
eye wash capability, a
source of clean water no
more than 10 meters
distant, a complete first
aid kit and a clear
accident procedure with
emergency
contact telephone
numbers or basic steps
of primary accident care,
all permanently and
clearly signed. No N/A.
Facilities, including
appropriate measuring
equipment, must be
adequate for mixing plant
protection products, so

Minor
Must

Minor
Must

Facilities, including
appropriate measuring
equipment, the areas of
mixing, use of personal
protective equipment, must

Las instalaciones, incluyendo


los utensilios de medicin,
las reas de mezcla, el uso
de equipo de proteccin
personal, deben ser

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that the correct handling


and filling procedures, as
stated on the label, can
be followed. No N/A.

CB. 8.9
CB.8.9.1

CB.8.9.2

Empty Plant Protection Product Containers


Is re-use of empty plant
There is evidence that
protection product containers
empty plant protection
for purposes other than
product containers have
containing and transporting the not been or currently are
identical product avoided?
not being re-used for
anything other than
containing and
transporting identical
product as stated on the
original label. No N/A.
Does disposal of empty plant
By having a secure
protection product containers
storage point, a safe
occur in a manner that avoids
handling system prior to
exposure to humans?
the disposal, and a
disposal method that
avoids exposure to

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be adequate for mixing plant


protection products, so that
the correct handling and
filling procedures, as stated
on the label, can be followed.
No N/A.

adecuadas para la
preparacin de productos
fitosanitarios, con el fin de
asegurar el cumplimiento de
las indicaciones de la
etiqueta respecto a los
procedimientos de
manipulacin y de mezcla del
producto. Sin opcin de N/A.

By having a secure storage


point, a safe handling system
prior to the disposal, and a
disposal method that avoids
exposure to people, the
system used to dispose of

Disponiendo de un lugar de
almacenamiento seguro, un
sistema de manejo seguro y
el sistema de eliminacin que
evite la exposicin a las
personas, el sistema utilizado

Minor
Must

Minor
Must

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people, the system used


to dispose of empty plant
protection product
containers ensures that
persons cannot come
into physical contact with
the empty containers.
No N/A.

CB.8.9.3

Does disposal of empty plant


protection product containers
occur in a manner that avoids
contamination of
theenvironment?

By having a safe storage


point and a handling
system prior to disposal
by an environmentally
responsible method, the
system of disposal of
empty plant protection
product containers
minimizes the risk of
contamination of the
environment, water
courses and flora and

Minor
Must

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empty plant protection


product containers ensures
that persons cannot come
into physical contact with the
empty containers, preferably
by making use of leases of
collection of empty containers
of plant protection, recycling
purposes or in the
participation of the same
removal programs. No N/A.

para eliminar los envases


vacos de productos
fitosanitarios asegura que las
personas no tengan contacto
fsico con ellos, tanto antes
como despus de la
eliminacin, preferentemente
haciendo uso de minicentros
de acopio de envases vacos
de fitosanitarios, con fines de
reciclaje o en la participacin
de programas de eliminacin
de los mismos.. Sin opcin
de N/A.

By having a safe storage


point and a handling system
prior to disposal by an
environmentally responsible
method, which has visual
evidence, documentary, the
system of disposal of empty
plant protection product
containers minimizes the risk
of contamination of the
environment, water courses
and flora and fauna. No N/A.

Disponiendo de un lugar de
almacenamiento seguro y un
sistema de gestin
respetuoso del medio
ambiente, previo a su
eliminacin mediante un
mtodo responsable, del cual
se tenga evidencia visual, o
documental, el sistema
utilizado para eliminar los
envases vacos de productos
fitosanitarios minimiza el

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fauna. No N/A.

riesgo de contaminacin del


medio ambiente, los cauces
de agua, la flora y fauna. Sin
opcin de N/A.

CB.8.9.4

Are official collection and


disposal systems used when
available?

Where official collection


and disposal systems
exist, there are
documented records of
participation by the
producer.

Minor
Must

Where official collection and


disposal systems exist,
there are documented
records of participation by the
producer, as certificates,
diplomas for contribution,
delivery tickets packaging,
shipment or receipt of
amount or weight of
containers delivered

En caso de existir sistemas


oficiales de recoleccin y
eliminacin, el productor
cuenta con registros
documentados de su
participacin en estos
sistemas como constancias,
diplomas por contribucin,
boletas de entrega de
envases, envos o recibos de
cantidad o peso de envases
entregados.

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?

All the empty plant


protection product
containers, once
emptied, are not reused,
and have
been adequately stored,
labeled and handled,
according to the
requirements of official

Minor
Must

All the empty plant protection


product containers, once
emptied, are not reused,
must be washed, drilled or
unused and have been
adequately stored, labeled
and handled, according to the
requirements of official
collection and disposal

Los envases de los


productos fitosanitarios no se
reutilizan una vez vacos y
lavados, son perforados o
inutilizados. Se almacenan,
etiquetan y manipulan
apropiadamente de acuerdo
a los requisitos oficiales del
plan de recoleccin y

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collection and disposal


schemes where
applicable.

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schemes where applicable or

eliminacin, cuando ste


existe o se tenga cobertura
del mismo.

have coverage needed.

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?

Installed on the plant


protection product
application machinery
there is pressure-rinsing
equipment for plant
protection product
containers or there are
clear written instructions
to rinse
each container 3 times
prior to its disposal. No
N/A.

Major
Must

Installed on the plant


protection product
application machinery there
is pressure-rinsing equipment
for plant protection product
containers or there are clear
written instructions or signs
with pictograms of the
procedure to rinse each
container 3 times prior
to its disposal. (application of
triple washing and drilling of
the container). No N/A.

En la maquinaria de
aplicacin de productos
fitosanitarios hay instalado un
equipo de presin para el
enjuague de envases vacos
de fitosanitarios o, en su
defecto, existen
instrucciones por escrito o
sealizacin con pictogramas
del procedimiento para
enjuagar cada recipiente 3
veces antes de su
eliminacin. (aplicacin del
triple lavado y perforacin del
envase). Sin opcin de N/A.

CB.8.9.7

Is the rinsate from empty


containers returned to the
application equipment tank?

Either via the use of a


container-handling
device or via written
procedure for the
application equipment
operators, the rinsate
from the empty plant

Minor
Must

Either via the use of a


container-handling device or
via written procedure for the
application equipment
operators, or signs placed in
the area of storage and/or
preparation of mixtures which

Por va de un equipo de
manejo de los envases o
mediante un procedimiento
por escrito entregado a los
operarios del equipo de
aplicacin, o sealizacin
colocada en el rea de

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protection product
containers is always
put back into the
application equipment
tank when mixing.

CB.8.9.8

Are empty containers kept


secure until disposal is
possible?

There is a designated
secure store point for
alempty plant protection
product containers prior
to disposal that is
isolated from the crop
and packaging
materials (i.e.
permanently signed and
with physically restricted
access for persons and
fauna.)

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indicate the correct


procedure of triple washing
including the rinsate from the
empty plant protection
product containers is always
put back into the application
equipment tank when
mixing.

almacenamiento y/o de
preparacin de mezclas que
indique el procedimiento
correcto del triple lavado
incluyendo que el agua del
enjuagado de los envases
vacos de fitosanitarios se
devuelve siempre al tanque
de aplicacin mientras se
mezcla.

There is a designated secure


store point or mini storage
facility of empty containers,
which is for alempty plant
protection product containers
prior to disposal that is
isolated from the crop and
packaging materials (i.e.
permanently signed and with
physically restricted access
for persons and fauna.)

Hay un lugar de
almacenamiento o minicentro
de acopio de envases vacos
de fitosanitarios, el cual es
seguro, previamente
designado, para el
almacenamiento de los
envases vacos hasta su
eliminacin. Este lugar o
instalacin est aislado del
cultivo y de los materiales de
embalaje (o sea, est
sealizado de forma
permanente y restringe el
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CB.8.9.9

CB.8.10
CB.8.10.
1.

Are all local regulations


regarding disposal or
destruction of containers
observed?

All the relevant national,


regional and local
regulations and
legislation if such exists,
have been complied with
regarding the disposal of
empty plant
protection product
containers.

Obsolete Plant Protection Products


Are obsolete plant protection
There are documented
products securely maintained
records that indicate that

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Must

All the relevant national,


regional and local regulations
and legislation if such exists
have been complied with
regarding the disposal of
empty plant protection
product containers.
Comply with application of
triple washing, packaging
drilling, safe storage and
delivery to Agrequima
recycling program, where it
has coverage Under: articles
78, 91, agreement. Decree
745-99. Articles 133, 234,
140 agreement Decree 37790. Paragraph 8,
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Se cumplen todas las normas


y reglamentos relevantes
nacionales, regionales y
locales referidos a la
eliminacin de envases
vacos de productos
fitosanitarios, en caso de
existir. Cumplir con
aplicacin de triple lavado,
perforacin de envases,
almacenamiento seguro y
entrega al programa de
reciclaje de AGREQUIMA,
donde ste tenga cobertura;
segn lo establecido en:
Artculos 78, 91, Acuerdo.
Gubernativo 745-99.
Artculos 133, 234, 140
Acuerdo Gubernativo 377-90.
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There are documented


records that indicate that

Hay registros documentados


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and identified and disposed of


by authorized or approved
channels?

CB 8.11
CB.8.11.
1

obsolete plant protection


products have been
disposed of by officially
authorized channels.
When this is not
possible, obsolete
plant protection products
are securely maintained
and
identifiable
Application of Substances Other than Fertilizer and
Plant
Protection Products
Are records available if
If home made
substances are used on crops
preparations plant
and/or soil that are not covered strengtheners, soil
under the section Fertilizer and conditioners, or any
Plant Protection Products?
other such substances
are used
on certified crops,
records have to be
available. These
records shall include the
name of the substance
(e.g.
plant from which it
derives from), the trade

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obsolete plant protection


products have been disposed
of by officially authorized
channels or returned to the
home manufacturer or
Distributor. When this is not
possible, obsolete plant
protection products are
securely maintained and
identifiable

productos fitosanitarios
caducados se eliminaron por
un canal oficial autorizado o
devuelto a la casa fabricante
o distribuidora. Cuando esto
no sea posible, se deber
conservar e identificar
claramente el producto
fitosanitario.

If home made preparations


plant strengtheners, soil
conditioners, or any other
such substances are used on
certified crops, records have
to be available. These
records shall include the
name of the substance (e.g.
plant from which it derives
from), the trade name (if
purchased product), the field,
the date, the dose and the
amount. If, in the country of
production, a registration

Se debe disponer de
registros si se utilizan
preparaciones caseras,
fortalecedores de plantas, los
acondicionadores de suelos
o cualquier otra sustancia
que se est usando en los
cultivos certificados. Estos
registros deben incluir el
nombre de la sustancia (por
ejemplo, la planta de la que
es derivada), el nombre
comercial (si se compr), el
campo, la fecha, la dosis y la

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name (if
purchased product), the
field, the date, and the
amount. If, in the country
of production, a
registration scheme for
this substance(s) exists,
it has to be approved.
CB 9
CB 9.1

EQUIPMENT
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?

The equipment is kept in


a good state of repair
with documented
evidence of up-to-date
maintenance
sheets for all repairs, oil
changes, etc.
undertaken.
For example:
Fertilizer spreader: There
must, as a minimum, be
documented records
stating that the
verification of
calibration has been
carried out by a
specialized company,
supplier of fertilization

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exists, it has to be approved.

cantidad aplicada. Si en el
pas de produccin existe un
plan de registro de esta
sustancia, debe estar
aprobada.

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equipment or by the
technically responsible
person of the farm within
the last 12 month. Plant
protection product
sprayers: See Annex
CB.7
for guidance on
compliance with visual
inspection and functional
tests of application
equipment. The
plant protection product
application machinery
(automatic and non
automatic)
has been verified
for correct operation
within the last 12 months
and this is certified or
documented
either by participation in
an official scheme
(where it exists) or by
having been carried out
by a person who
can demonstrate their

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Is the producer involved in an


independent calibrationcertification scheme, where
available?

Compliance Criteria

competence.
The producer's
involvement in a
calibration scheme is
documented.

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FV.
FV. 1
FV. 1.1
FV. 1.1.1

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES


SOIL MANAGEMENT (N/A if no soil fumigation is practiced)
Soil Fumigation (N/A if no soil fumigation)
Is there a written justification
There is written evidence and
for the use of soil fumigants?
justification for the use of soil
fumigants including location,
date, active ingredient, doses,
method of application and
operator. The use of Methyl
Bromide as soil fumigant is not
permitted.

FV. 1.1.2

Is any pre-planting interval


complied with prior to
planting?

Pre-planting interval must be


recorded

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There is written evidence and


justification for the use of soil
fumigants including location,
date, active ingredient, doses,
method of application and
operator name. The use of
Methyl Bromide as soil
fumigant is not permitted.

Existen evidencias y
justificaciones escritas para la
utilizacin de desinfectantes
incluyendo ubicacin, fecha,
materia activa, dosis
utilizadas, mtodo de
aplicacin y nombre del
operador. No se permite la
utilizacin de bromuro de
metilo como desinfectante.

Minor
Must

Pre-planting interval must be


recorded. The registry must
indicate disinfection and
sowing dates, as well as the
safety period indicating the
disinfectant label, if specified.

Se deben documentar los


plazos de seguridad preplantacin. El registro debe
indicar las fechas de
desinfeccin y siembra, as
como el perodo de seguridad
que indica la etiqueta del
desinfectante, si lo especifica.

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FV. 2
FV. 2.1

SUBSTRATES (N/A if substrates are not used)


Does the producer participate
The producer keeps records
in substrate recycling
documenting quantities
programs for substrates where recycled and dates.
available?
Invoices/loading dockets are
acceptable. If there is no
participation in a recycling
program available, it should be
justified.

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 preplanting interval been
recorded?

When the substrates are


sterilized on the farm, the name
or reference of the field,
orchard or greenhouse is
recorded. If sterilized off farm,
then the name and location of
the company, which sterilizes
the substrate, are recorded.
The following are all correctly
recorded: the dates of
sterilization (day/month/year);
the name and active ingredient;

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The producer keeps records


documenting quantities
recycled and dates.
Invoices/loading dockets,
shipments or receipts are
acceptable or other
documentation that supports
receiving material and its
origin. If there is no
participation in a recycling
program available, it should be
justified.

El productor mantiene
registros que documentan las
cantidades recicladas y las
fechas. Se aceptan facturas,
envos u otro documento que
respalde haber recibido un
material y su procedencia y
albaranes. Si existe la
posibilidad de participar en
programas de reciclado y no
se participa, se debera
justificar.

Major
Must

When the substrates are


sterilized on the farm, the
name or reference of the field,
orchard or greenhouse is
recorded. If sterilized off farm,
then the name and location of
the company, which sterilizes
the substrate, are recorded.
The following are all correctly
recorded: the dates of
sterilization (day/month/year);
the commercial name of used

Cuando se esterilizan
sustratos en la finca, debe
registrarse el nombre o la
referencia de la parcela, sector
o invernadero. Cuando se
esterilizan fuera de la finca, se
registra el nombre y la
ubicacin de la empresa que
lleva a cabo el trabajo de
esterilizacin. Se documentan
correctamente: las fechas de
esterilizacin (da/mes/ao); el

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the machinery (e.g. 1000l-tank,


etc.); the method (e.g.
drenching, fogging, etc.); the
operators name (i.e. the
person who actually applied the
chemicals and did the
sterilization); and the preplanting interval.

FV. 2.3

FV. 3
FV. 3.1

If substrate of natural origin is


used, can it be demonstrated
that it does not come from
designated conservation
areas?

There are records which prove


the source of the substrates of
natural origin being used.
These records demonstrate
that the
substrate does not come from
designated conservation areas
PRE-HARVEST (refer to Annex CB.1 GLOBALG.A.P.
Guideline - Microbiological Hazards)
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product and active ingredient;


the machinery (e.g. 1000l-tank,
etc.); the method (e.g.
drenching, fogging, etc.); the
dosage applied by unit of
volume and/or sterilized
substrate total the operators
name (i.e. the person who
actually applied the chemicals
and did the sterilization); and
the pre-planting interval.

nombre comercial del producto


utilizado y la materia activa; la
maquinaria utilizada (por ej.
tanque 1000 l. etc.); el mtodo
empleado (por ej. inundacin,
nebulizacin, etc.), la
dosificacin aplicada por
unidad de volumen y/o por el
total de sustrato esterilizado y
el nombre del operario (o sea,
la persona que realmente
aplic los productos qumicos
y efectu la esterilizacin del
sustrato), as como el plazo de
seguridad pre-plantacin.

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FV. 3.1.1

Does the risk assessment


consider the quality of the
water used to make plant
protection product mixtures?

FV. 3.2
FV.3.2.1

Application of Organic Fertilizer


Is organic fertilizer
Interval between application
incorporated into the soil prior and harvest does not
to planting or bud burst (i.e.
compromise food safety (see
for tree crops) and not
also CB 5.5.2).
applied during the growing
Fertilizer application and
season?
harvest records should show
this.

FV. 3.3.
FV. 3.3.1

Pre-Harvest Check
Is there evidence of excessive
animal activity in the crop
production area that is a
potential food safety risk?

A written risk assessment is


conducted. It includes water
source, type of plant protection
product (herbicide, insecticide,
etc.), application timing (growth
stage of the crop), placement
of application (edible part of the
crop, other parts of the crop,
ground between crops), etc.
and corrective action is taken
ifnecessary.

Appropriate measures must be


taken to reduce possible
contamination within the
growing area. Example

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Must

A written risk assessment is


conducted. It includes water
Source, type of plant protection
product (herbicide, insecticide,
etc.), application timing (growth
stage of the crop), placement
of application (edible part of
the
crop, other parts of the crop,
ground between crops), etc.
and corrective action is taken
ifnecessary.

Se realiza una evaluacin de


riesgos por escrito. La misma
incluye la fuente del tipo de
producto fitosanitario
(herbicida, insecticida, etc.),
cundo se aplica (etapa de
crecimiento del cultivo), dnde
se aplica (parte comestible del
cultivo, otras partes del cultivo,
el suelo entre los cultivos etc.),
y se toman acciones
correctivas si es necesario.

Major
Must

According to the risk analysis


referred to in CB.5.5.2, the
interval between the
application of organic fertilizer
and harvest does not
compromise the safety of the
product and must be able to
demonstrate through records.

Segn el anlisis de riesgos


indicado en CB.5.5.2, el
intervalo entre la aplicacin del
abono orgnico y la cosecha
no compromete la inocuidad
del producto y debe poder
demostrarse por medio de
registros.

Minor
Must

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There is a documented and up


to date (i.e. reviewed annually)
risk assessment covering
physical, chemical and
microbiological contaminants
and human transmissible
diseases, customized to the
products. It must also include
FV.4.1.2 to FV.4.1.12. The risk
assessment shall be tailored to
the scale of the farm, the crop,
and the technical level of the
business. In case of groups of
small producers, option 2, will
be accepted a single risk

Existe una evaluacin de


riesgos documentada,
actualizada (es decir, revisada
anualmente) y adaptada a los
productos, que abarque los
contaminantes fsicos,
qumicos y microbiolgicos,
as como las enfermedades
humanas transmisibles .
Tambin debe incluir FV.4.1.2
a FV.4.1.12. La evaluacin de
riesgos se adaptar a la
escala de la explotacin, al
cultivo y al nivel tcnico del
negocio. Sin opcin de N/A.

subjects to be considered
include: livestock near the field,
high concentrations of wild life
in the field, rodents, domestic
animals (own animals, dog
walkers, etc.).
Where appropriate buffer
areas, physical barriers, fences
should be used.
FV. 4
FV. 4.1
FV. 4.1.1

HARVESTING
General (refer to Annex CB.1 GLOBALG.A.P. Guideline Microbiological Hazards)
Has a hygiene risk analysis
There is a documented and up
been performed for the
to date (i.e. reviewed annually)
harvest and pre-farm gate
risk assessment covering
transport process?
physical, chemical and
microbiological contaminants
and human transmissible
diseases, customized to the
products. It must also include
FV.4.1.2 to FV.4.1.12. The risk
assessment shall be tailored to
the scale of the farm, the crop,
and the technical level of the
business. No N/A.

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FV. 4.1.2

Is there a documented
hygiene procedure for the
harvesting process?

Based on the risk assessment,


there is a documented hygiene
procedure for the harvesting
process.

Major
Must

FV. 4.1.3

Are documented hygiene


procedures for the harvesting
process implemented?

The farm manager or other


nominated person is
responsible for implementation
of the hygiene procedures. No

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assessment of general use,


that always concerned of the
same crop and may apply to all
production units. No N/A.

En el caso de grupos de
pequeos productores, opcin
2, ser aceptada una sola
evaluacin de riesgos de uso
general, siempre que se trate
del mismo cultivo y que sea
aplicable en todas las
unidades de produccin.

Based on the risk assessment,


there is a documented hygiene
procedure for the harvesting
process. Option 2: the Group
of small producers, may submit
a single harvest of commonly
used procedure, insofar as it is
of the same crop and that the
activity of harvesting is done in
the same way in all production
units.

Hay un procedimiento de
higiene documentado para el
proceso de cosecha, basado
en la evaluacin de riesgos.
Opcin 2: el grupo de
pequeos productores, podrn
presentar un solo
procedimiento de cosecha de
uso general, siempre que se
trate del mismo cultivo y que
la actividad de cosecha se
realice de la misma forma en
todas las unidades de
produccin.

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Have workers received


specific training in hygiene
before handling produce?

FV. 4.1.5

Are documented instructions


and procedures for handling
produce to avoid

Compliance Criteria

N/A.
If there are hygiene
requirements exceeding
AF3.2.2, then there must be
evidence that the workers
received specific training
regarding the hygiene
procedures for the harvesting
process. Workers must be
trained using written (in
appropriate languages) and/or
pictorial instructions to prevent
physical (e.g. snails, stones,
insects, knives, fruit residues,
watches, mobile phones, etc.)
microbiological, and chemical
contamination of the product
during harvesting.

There is visual evidence that


the workers are complying with
the training instructions and

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If there are hygiene


requirements exceeding
AF3.2.2, then there must be
evidence that the workers
received specific training
regarding the hygiene
procedures for the harvesting
process. Workers must be
trained using written (in
appropriate languages) and/or
pictorial instructions to prevent
physical (e.g. snails, stones,
insects, knives, fruit residues,
watches, mobile phones, etc.)
microbiological, and chemical
contamination of the product
during harvesting, collection,
sorting, packing and transport.

Si los requerimientos de
higiene exceden lo descrito en
el punto AF 3.2.2, debe haber
evidencia de que los operarios
recibieron formacin
especfica sobre el
procedimiento de higiene para
el proceso de cosecha. Los
trabajadores deben recibir
formacin, mediante
instrucciones escritas (en los
idiomas apropiados) y/o
ilustraciones, para prevenir la
contaminacin fsica (como
caracoles, piedras, insectos,
cuchillos, residuos de frutas,
relojes, telfonos mviles,
etc.), microbiolgica y qumica
del producto durante la
cosecha, el acopio,
clasificacin, empaque y
transporte.

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contamination of the product


implemented?
Are the containers and tools
used for harvesting cleaned,
maintained and protected from
contamination?

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Reusable harvesting
containers, harvesting tools
(e.g. scissors, knives, pruning
shears, etc.) and harvesting
equipment (e.g. machinery)
are cleaned and maintained. A
cleaning and disinfection
schedule (applicable with the
frequency that establishes the
plan and risk assessment) is in
place to prevent produce
contamination. Hygiene and
disinfection of harvesting
equipment activities must be
documented on the basis of
records.
For groups of small producers,
option 2, may develop a single
plan of cleaning and
disinfection, to all members
and is of general application.

Los envases y herramientas


de recoleccin re-utilizables
(por ejemplo, tijeras, cuchillos,
podadoras, etc.), as como el
equipamiento de recoleccin
(maquinaria) estn limpios y
correctamente mantenidos.
Hay un plan de limpieza y
desinfeccin (aplicable con la
frecuencia que establece el
plan y la evaluacin de riesgos
) establecido para evitar la
contaminacin del producto.
Las actividades de higiene y
desinfeccin de equipo de
cosecha deben estar
documentadas en base a
registros.
Para grupos de pequeos
productores, Opcin 2, se
podr elaborar un solo plan
de limpieza y desinfeccin,
para todos los integrantes y
que sea de aplicacin general.

procedures.
Reusable harvesting
containers, harvesting tools
(e.g. scissors, knives, pruning
shears, etc.) and harvesting
equipment (e.g. machinery) are
cleaned and maintained. A
cleaning and disinfection
schedule is in place to prevent
produce contamination.
Records are available.

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FV. 4.1.7

Are vehicles used for transport


of harvested produce cleaned
and maintained where
necessary according to the
risk assessment?

Farm vehicles used for


transport of harvested produce
that are also used for any
purpose(s) other than transport
of harvested produce, are
cleaned and
maintained according to a
schedule so as to prevent
produce contamination (e.g.
soil, dirt, organic fertilizer,
spills, etc.).

Major
Must

FV. 4.1.8

Do harvest workers that come


into direct contact with the
crops have
access to clean hand washing
equipment?

Wash stations shall be


maintained in a clean and
sanitary condition to allow
workers to clean and disinfect
their hands. Personnel shall
wash their hands or make use
of an alcohol-based hand
sanitizer prior to start of work;
after each visit to a toilet; after
using a handkerchief/tissue;
after
handling contaminated
material; after smoking, eating
or drinking; after breaks; and

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Farm vehicles used for


transport of harvested produce
that are also used for any
purpose(s) other than transport
of harvested produce, are
cleaned and
maintained according to a
schedule so as to prevent
produce contamination (e.g.
soil, dirt, organic fertilizer,
spills, etc.). Cleaning of
transport through records
should be documented.

Los vehculos de la
explotacin usados para el
transporte del producto
cosechado que tambin para
otro(s) fin(es), se limpian y se
mantienen de acuerdo al plan
para evitar la contaminacin
del producto (por ej. tierra,
suciedad, fertilizantes
orgnicos, derrames, etc.). Se
debe documentar la limpieza
de transporte mediante
registros.

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Control Point

Do harvest workers have


access to clean toilets in the
vicinity of their work?

Compliance Criteria

prior to returning to work; and


at any other time when their
hands may have become a
source of contamination. No
N/A.
Field sanitation units shall be
designed, constructed, and
located in a manner that
minimizes the potential risk for
product contamination and
allows direct accessibility for
servicing.
Fixed or mobile toilets
(including pit latrines) are
constructed of materials that
are easy to clean and they are
in good state of hygiene.
Toilets are expected to be in a
reasonable proximity (e.g.
500m or 7 minutes) to place of
work Failure point = no or
insufficient toilet in reasonable
proximity to place of work. Not
applicable is only possible
when harvest workers dont
come in contact with
marketable produce during

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Field sanitation units shall be


designed, constructed, and
located in a manner that
minimizes the potential risk for
product contamination and
allows direct accessibility for
servicing.
Fixed or mobile toilets
(including pit latrines) are
constructed of materials that
are easy to clean and they are
in good state of hygiene. There
must be a record that shows
the clean up activities. Toilets
are expected to be in a
reasonable proximity (e.g.
500m or 7 minutes) to place of
work Failure point = no or
insufficient toilet in reasonable
proximity to place of work. Not
applicable is only possible
when harvest workers dont

Se deben disear, construir y


ubicar los sanitarios en el
campo de manera que
minimice el riesgo potencial de
contaminacin del producto y
permita un acceso directo para
el mantenimiento. Los
sanitarios fijos o porttiles
(incluyendo las letrinas de
pozo) deben ser de materiales
que sean fciles de limpiar y
que estn en buen estado de
higiene. Deben contar con el
registro que demuestre las
actividades de limpieza Se
espera que los sanitarios
estn a una proximidad
razonable (500 m o 7 minutos)
del lugar de trabajo. No se
cumple con este punto si no
hay sanitarios prximos al
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harvesting (e.g. mechanical


harvesting).

FV.4.1.10

Are produce containers used


exclusively for produce?

Produce containers are only


used to contain harvested
product (i.e. no agricultural
chemicals, lubricants, oil,
cleaning chemicals, plant or
other debris, lunch bags, tools,
etc.). If multipurpose trailers,
carts, etc. are used as produce
containers, they must be
cleaned prior to use.

FV.4.1.11

Are there written glass and


clear hard plastic handling
procedures in place for
greenhouses?

Written procedures exist for


handling glass and/or clear
hard plastic breakages in
greenhouses.

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come in contact with


marketable produce during
harvesting (e.g. mechanical
harvesting).

son insuficientes. Slo puede


declararse No Aplicable
cuando los recolectores no
entran en contacto durante la
recoleccin con el producto
comercializable (por ejemplo,
recoleccin mecnica).

Produce containers are only


used to contain harvested
product (i.e. no agricultural
chemicals, lubricants, oil,
cleaning chemicals, plant or
other debris, lunch bags, tools,
etc.). If multipurpose trailers,
carts, etc. are used as produce
containers, they must be
cleaned prior to use and
having the corresponding
record of hygiene of the
harvesting equipment.

Los envases de productos


recolectados slo se utilizan
para el producto (por ej. No
se usarn para contener
agroqumicos, lubricantes,
aceites, sustancias qumicas
de limpieza, desechos
vegetales u otros,
herramientas, bolsas, etc.). Si
se usaran remolques,
carretillas, etc. multi-uso,
deben limpiarse previamente y
contar con su registro
correspondiente de higiene
del equipo de cosecha

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FV.4.1.12

FV. 4.2
FV. 4.2.1

FV. 4.2.2

Control Point

Compliance Criteria

If ice (or water) is used during


Any ice or water used at point
any operations relating to
of harvest must be made with
harvest, is it made with
potable water and handled
potable water and handled
under sanitary conditions to
under sanitary conditions to
prevent produce contamination.
prevent produce
contamination?
Final Produce Packing at Point of Harvest (Applicable when
during harvest and/or final packing, the last human contact with
product takes place in-field).
Does the harvesting process
All produce packed and
hygiene procedure consider
handled directly in the field,
handling of harvested produce orchard or greenhouse must be
and produce packed and
removed from the field
handled directly in the field,
overnight, in accordance with
orchard or greenhouse,
the harvest hygiene risk
including short term storage at assessment results.
farm?
Food safety requirements have
to be complied with if produce
is stored on a short time basis
at the farm.
Is packed produce protected
All field packed produce must
from contamination?
be protected from
contamination.

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All field packed produce must


be protected from
contamination. No packaged
product should be placed on
the floor, nor to the weather; nor
should be covered with

Todo producto envasado en el


campo debe estar protegido
de la contaminacin. No se
debe colocar el producto
embalado en el suelo, ni a la
intemperie; tampoco se debe

Major
Must

Major
Must

Major
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FV. 4.2.3

Are all collection/ storage


/distribution points of field
packed produce maintained in
clean and hygienic conditions?

If packed produce is stored on


farm, storage areas must be
cleaned.

Major
Must

FV. 4.2.4

Is packing material used for infield packing, stored to protect


against contamination?
Are bits of packaging material
and other non-produce waste
removed from the field?
If packed produce is stored on
farm, are temperature and
humidity controls (where
applicable) maintained and
documented?

Packing material must be


stored to protect it against
contamination.
Bits of packaging material and
non-produce waste must be

Major
Must

When packed produce is


stored on farm, temperature
and humidity controls (where
applicable) must be maintained
and documented, in
accordance with the hygiene
risk assessment
results and quality
requirements.

Major
Must

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branches or other polluting


materials.

cubrir con ramas u otros


materiales contaminantes.

If packed produce is stored on


farm, storage areas must be
cleaned and have the record
that proves it.

Si el producto se almacena en
la explotacin, las reas de
almacenamiento deben estar
limpias y contar con el registro
que lo demuestre.

When packed produce is


stored on farm, temperature
and humidity controls (where
applicable, depending on the
type of product, time spent on
farm and conditions of
exploitation or buyer
requirement) must be
maintained and documented,
in accordance with the hygiene
risk assessment
results and quality
requirements.

Cuando el producto envasado


se almacena en la explotacin,
los controles de temperatura y
humedad deben mantenerse
y documentarse (cuando
corresponda, en funcin del
tipo de producto, tiempo de
permanencia en finca y
condiciones de la explotacin
o requerimiento del
comprador), de acuerdo a los
resultados de la evaluacin de
riesgos de higiene y de

Minor
Must

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acuerdo a los requisitos de
calidad.

FV. 5
FV. 5.1
FV 5.1.1

PRODUCE HANDLING Applicable as long as handling takes


place under ownership of the producer.
Principles of Hygiene
Has a hygiene risk
There is a documented and up
assessment been performed
to date (reviewed annually) risk
for the harvested crop
assessment covering physical,
handling process that covers
chemical and microbiological
the hygiene aspects of the
contaminants and human
produce handling operation?
transmissible diseases,
customized to the products and
produce handling operation.

Major
Must

There is a documented and up


to date (reviewed annually) risk
assessment covering physical,
chemical and microbiological
contaminants and human
transmissible diseases,
customized to the products
and produce handling
operation, sources and forms
of pollution arising from the
operating process of the
handling of product Center,
Center of collection,
classification and/or packing
plant.
In case of groups of small
producers, option 2, will be
accepted a single risk

Debe existir una evaluacin de


riesgos documentada,
actualizada (revisada
anualmente) y adaptada a los
productos y a la manipulacin
del producto, que abarque los
contaminantes fsicos,
qumicos y microbiolgicos,
as como las enfermedades
humanas transmisibles y las
posibles fuentes y/o formas de
contaminacin derivadas del
proceso operativo del centro
de manejo de producto, centro
de acopio, clasificacin y/o
planta de empaque.
En el caso de grupos de
pequeos productores, opcin
2, ser acepatada una sola
evaluacin de riesgos de uso

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FV. 5.1.2

Is there a documented
hygiene procedure for the
produce handling activities?

Based on the risk assessment


there is a documented
procedure for the produce
handling activities.

Major
Must

FV. 5.1.3

Is the documented hygiene


procedure implemented for the
process of harvested produce
handling?

The farm manager or other


nominated person is
responsible for implementation
of the hygiene procedure as a
direct result of the produce
handling hygiene risk
assessment.

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assessment of general use,


that always concerned of the
same crop and may apply to all
production units.

general, siempre que se trate


del mismo cultivo y que sea
aplicable en todas las
unidades de produccin.

Based on the risk assessment


there is a documented
procedure for the produce
handling activities. Option 2:
Group of small producers, may
submit a single harvest of
commonly used procedure,
insofar as it is of the same crop
and that the activity of
harvesting is done in the same
way in all production units.

Hay un procedimiento
documentado para las
actividades de manipulacin
del producto, basado en la
evaluacin de riesgos. Opcin
2: el grupo de pequeos
productores, podrn presentar
un solo procedimiento de
cosecha de uso general,
siempre que se trate del
mismo cultivo y que la
actividad de cosecha se
realice de la misma forma en
todas las unidades de
produccin.

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FV. 5.2
FV. 5.2.1

Personal Hygiene
Have workers received
specific training in personal
hygiene prior to handling
produce?

FV. 5.2.2

Do the workers implement the


hygiene instructions for
handling produce?

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?

FV. 5.2.4

Are smoking, eating, chewing


and drinking confined to
designated areas segregated
from products?

Compliance Criteria

Level

There must be evidence that


the workers received training
regarding the hygiene topics of
the risk assessment for
produce handling.
There is evidence that the
workers are complying with the
hygiene instructions.

Major
Must

All workers wear outer


garments (e.g. smocks, aprons,
sleeves, gloves) that are clean
and appropriate for the task(s)
according to the risk analysis.
This will be tailored to the crop
and the technical level of the
business.
Smoking, eating, chewing and
drinking are confined to
designated areas and are
never allowed in the produce
handling or storage areas.
(Drinking water is the
exception).

Recom.

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Must

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There is evidence, visual,


documentary or audiovisual
that the
workers are complying with the
hygiene instructions.

Hay evidencia visual,


documental o audiovisual de
que los operarios cumplen con
las instrucciones de higiene.

Smoking, eating, chewing


gum, chewing tobacco and
drinking are confined to
designated areas and are
never allowed in the produce
handling, storage areas or
packing material. (Drinking

El fumar, comer, masticar


chicle, tabaco y beber se
restringe a reas especficas y
nunca est permitido en reas
de manipulacin o
almacenamiento del producto
o material de empaque. (Beber
agua es una excepcin.)

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water is the exception).


FV. 5.2.5

Are signs clearly displayed in


the
packing facilities, which
communicate the primary
hygiene instructions to
workers and visitors?

FV. 5.3
FV. 5.3.1

Sanitary Facilities
Do workers in the packing
facility have access to clean
toilets and hand washing
facilities in the vicinity of their
work?

Signs with the main hygiene


instructions must be visibly
displayed in the packing facility.

Minor
Must

Toilets in a good state of


hygiene must not open directly
onto the produce handling
area, unless the door is selfclosing. Hand
washing facilities, containing
non perfumed soap, water to
clean and disinfect hands, and

Major
Must

Signs with the main hygiene


Instructions, of handling, sorting,
packing and storage, must be
visibly displayed in the packing
facility. Signs should include
prohibitions against smoking,
eating, drinking, do not use
jewelry, enamel and long nails.
Instructions for hand washing,
using equipment and
protective clothing, report to
the supervisor in case of
illness, etc.

Deben estar claramente


sealizadas las principales
instrucciones de higiene en las
instalaciones de manipulacin,
clasificacin, empaque y
almacenamiento. Entre las
sealizaciones deben incluirse
las prohibiciones de fumar,
comer, beber, no usar joyera,
esmalte y uas largas. Las
instrucciones de lavado de
manos, uso de equipo e
indumentaria de proteccin,
reportar al supervisor en caso
de enfermedad, etc.

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FV. 5.3.2

Control Point

Are signs clearly displayed


instructing workers to wash
their hands before returning to
work?

Compliance Criteria

hand dry facilities must be


accessible and near to the
toilets (as near as possible
without the potential for crosscontamination). Workers shall
wash their hands prior to start
of work; after each visit to a
toilet; after using a
handkerchief/tissue; after
handling contaminated
material; after smoking, eating
or drinking, after breaks; and
prior to returning to work; and
at any other time when their
hands may have become a
source of contamination.
Signs must be visible with
clear instructions that hands
must be washed before
handling produce.
Workers shall wash their
hands prior to start of work,
after each visit to a toilet, after
using a handkerchief/tissue,
after
handling contaminated
material, after smoking, eating

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FV. 5.3.3

Are there suitable changing


facilities for the workers?

FV. 5.3.4

Are there lockable storage


facilities for the belongings of
the workers?

FV. 5.4
FV. 5.4.1

Packing and Storage areas


Are produce handling and
storage facilities and
equipment cleaned and
maintained so as to prevent
contamination?

Compliance Criteria

or drinking, after breaks and


prior to returning to work and
at any other time when their
hands may have become a
source of contamination.
The changing facilities should
be used to change clothing
and protective outer garments
as required.

Level

Recom.

Secure storage facilities should


be provided at the changing
facility to protect the workers
personal belongings.

Recom.

To prevent contamination,
produce handling and storage
facilities and equipment (i.e.
process lines and machinery,
walls, floors, storage areas,
pallets, etc.) must be cleaned
and/or maintained according to
the cleaning and maintenance
schedule which includes
defined minimum frequency.

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The changing facilities should


be used to change clothing
and protective outer garments
as required. No food is allowed
in the locker store.

Los vestuarios deberan


utilizarse para el cambio de
ropa y de otras prendas de
proteccin externas, segn la
necesidad. No se permite
guardar alimentos en los
vestidores.

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FV. 5.4.2

Are cleaning agents,


lubricants, etc. stored to
prevent chemical
Contamination of produce?

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?

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?

Compliance Criteria

Documented records of
cleaning and maintenance
must be kept.
To avoid chemical
contamination of produce,
cleaning agents, lubricants etc.
are kept in a designated area,
away from where produce is
packed.
Documented evidence exists
(i.e. specific label mention or
technical data sheet)
authorizing use for the food
industry of cleaning agents,
lubricants etc. which may
come into contact with
produce.

Internal transport should be


maintained in a manner to
avoid produce contamination,
with special attention to fume
emissions. Forklifts and other
driven transport trolleys should

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Documented evidence exists


(i.e. specific label mention or
technical data sheet, safety
sheet, Web site or digital
information,) authorizing use
for the food industry of
cleaning agents, lubricants etc.
which may come into contact
with produce.

Hay documentacin (por ej.


una mencin especfica en la
etiqueta u hoja de datos
tcnicos, hoja de seguridad,
informacin digital o en pgina
de internet) que autoriza el uso
en el sector alimentario, de
agentes de limpieza,
lubricantes, etc. que puedan
entrar en contacto con el
producto.

Minor
Must

Minor
Must

Recom.

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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?

FV. 5.4.6

Are breakage safe lamps


and/or lamps with a protective
cap used above the sorting,
weighing and storage area?

Compliance Criteria

be electric or gas- riven.


Rejected produce and waste
materials are stored in clearly
designated and segregated
areas designed to avoid
contamination of products.
These areas are routinely
cleaned and/or disinfected
according to the cleaning
schedule. Only daily
accumulations of rejected
produce and waste materials
are acceptable.

In case of breakage, light bulbs


and fixtures suspended above
produce or material used for
produce handling are of a
safety type or are
protected/shielded so as to
prevent contamination of food.

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Minor
Must

Rejected produce and waste


materials are stored in clearly
designated and segregated
areas designed to avoid
contamination of products.
These areas are routinely
cleaned and/or disinfected
according to the cleaning
schedule (which can be
generic and commonly used in
the Group). Only daily
accumulations of rejected
produce and waste materials
are acceptable.

Los restos de producto vegetal


y los materiales de residuos se
almacenan en reas
designadas y separadas que
se limpian y desinfectan
peridicamente para prevenir
la contaminacin de los
productos. La limpieza y/o
desinfeccin peridica de
dichas reas se hace segn
un programa de limpieza (el
cual puede ser genrico y de
uso general en el grupo) Slo
se aceptan los restos de
producto vegetal y los residuos
acumulados a lo largo del da.

Major
Must

In case of breakage, light bulbs


in the transit route and fixtures
suspended above produce or
material used for produce
handling are of a safety type or
are protected/shielded so as to
prevent contamination of food.

Las bombillas o artefactos de


luz suspendidos en la ruta de
trnsito, sobre el producto o
el material utilizado en el
manejo del producto, son
antirrotura o estn protegidos
por un mecanismo con el
propsito de prevenir la
contaminacin del producto

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FV. 5.4.7

Are there documented


handling procedures for glass
and clear hard plastic?

Written procedures exist for


handling glass and/or clear
hard plastic breakages in
produce handling, preparation
and storage areas.

Minor
Must

FV. 5.4.8

Are packing materials clean


and stored in clean and
hygienic conditions?

Minor
Must

FV. 5.4.9

Is animal access to the


facilities restricted?

To prevent product
contamination until used,
packing materials (including reuseable crates) are stored in a
clean and hygienic area.
Measures are in place to
prevent access by animals.

FV. 5.5

Quality Control

Minor
Must

Written procedures exist for


handling glass and/or clear
hard plastic breakages in
produce handling, preparation
and storage areas. Option 2:
the Group of small producers
may submit a single procedure
for handling glass and rigid
plastics.

Hay procedimientos
documentados para la
manipulacin de roturas de
vidrios y/o plsticos
transparentes duros en el rea
de manipulacin, preparacin
y almacenamiento del
producto. Opcin 2: el grupo
de pequeos productores,
podrn presentar un solo
procedimiento de manejo de
vidrios y plsticos rgidos.

Measures are in place to


prevent access by animals,
physical barriers, walls, fences,
etc. as the area of collection
and handling insulation.

Se han tomado medidas para


prevenir el acceso de
animales, barreras fsicas,
paredes, cercos, etc. Como
aislamiento del rea de acopio
y manipulacin.

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FV. 5.5.1

Are temperature and humidity


(where applicable) controls
maintained and documented
where produce is packed
and/or stored on farm?

If packed produce is stored on


farm, temperature and humidity
controls (where applicable and
also for controlled atmosphere
storage) must be maintained
and documented in accordance
with the hygiene risk
assessment results.

Major
Must

FV. 5.5.2

Is there a procedure for


verifying measuring and
temperature control
equipment?

Equipment used for weighing


and/or temperature control,
must be routinely verified to
see if equipment is calibrated
according to the hygiene risk
assessment.

Minor
Must

FV. 5.6
FV. 5.6.1

Pest Control
Are there procedures for
monitoring and correcting pest
populations in the packing and
storing areas?
Is there visual evidence that
the pest monitoring and

Awareness at interview. Visual


assessment. No N/A

Minor
Must

Visual assessment. No N/A.

Minor
Must

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If packed produce is stored on


farm, temperature and
humidity controls (where
applicable, depending on the
type of product, time spent in
estate or buyer requirement
and also for controlled
atmosphere storage) must be
maintained and documented in
accordance with the hygiene
risk assessment results.

Si el producto envasado se
almacena en la explotacin,
los controles de humedad y
temperatura (cuando sea
aplicable en funcin del tipo de
producto, tiempo de
permanencia en finca o
requerimiento del comprador
y tambin para el control de la
atmsfera de almacenamiento)
deben conservarse y
documentarse de acuerdo a
los resultados de la evaluacin
de riesgos de higiene.

Visual assessment of the


conditions of the facilities, as

Evaluacin visual de las


condiciones de las

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correcting process are


effective?

FV. 5.6.3

FV. 5.7
FV. 5.7.1

Are detailed records kept of


pest control inspections and
necessary actions taken?

Monitoring is scheduled and


there are records of pest
control inspections and follow
up action plan(s).
Post-Harvest Washing (N/A when no post-harvest washing)
Is the source of water used for The water has been declared
final product washing potable
suitable by the competent
or declared suitable by the
authorities and/or within the
competent authorities?
last 12 months a water
analysis has been carried out
at the point of entry into the
washing machinery.
The levels of the parameters
analyzed are within accepted
WHO thresholds or are
accepted as safe for the food
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well as the evidence of rodents


and birds within the same
activity. No N/A.

instalaciones, as como las


evidencias de actividad de
roedores y aves dentro de las
mismas. Sin opcin de N/A.

The water has been declared


suitable by the competent
authorities and/or within the
last 12 months a water
analysis has been carried out
at the point of entry into the
washing machinery, in any
case must demonstrate that
the water is potable, if water is
processed, it is necessary
document applied system
(chlorinated, filtration, UV
radiation, ozonation, etc) and
keep relevant records. The
levels of the parameters
analyzed are within accepted
WHO thresholds or are
accepted as safe for the food

Las autoridades competentes


han declarado que el agua es
adecuada y/o se llev a cabo
en los ltimos 12 meses un
anlisis del agua en el punto
de entrada a la maquinaria de
lavado, en todo caso se debe
demostrar que el agua es
potable, si el agua es objeto
de tratamiento, debe
documentarse el sistema
aplicado (clorinado, filtracin,
radiacin UV, ozonificacin,
etc) y llevar los registros
correspondientes. Los niveles
de los parmetros analizados
se encuentran dentro de los
umbrales aceptados por la

Minor
Must

Major
Must

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Control Point

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?

Compliance Criteria

Where water is re- circulated


for final produce washing, it is
filtered and disinfected, and
pH, concentration and
exposure levels to disinfectant
are routinely monitored.
Documented records are
maintained. Filtering must be
done with an effective system
for solids and suspensions that
have a documented routine
cleaning schedule according to
usage rates and water volume.
Where recording of automatic
filter backwash events and
changes in dosage rates by
automated
sanitizer injectors may be
impossible, a written
procedure/policy must explain
the process.

Level

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industry by the competent


authorities.

OMS o se aceptan y
consideran seguros para el
sector alimentario por las
autoridades competentes.

Where water is re-circulated


for final produce washing, it is
filtered and disinfected, and
pH, concentration and
exposure levels to disinfectant
are routinely monitored, on the
basis of the records must
document the procedure
applied and their effectiveness.
Documented records are
maintained. Filtering must be
done with an effective system
for solids and suspensions that
have a documented routine
cleaning schedule according to
usage rates and water volume.
Where recording of automatic
filter backwash events and
changes in dosage rates by
automated sanitizer injectors
may be impossible, a written
procedure/policy must explain
the process.

Si el agua se reutiliza para


lavar el producto final, debe
filtrarse y desinfectarse, y el
pH, la concentracin y los
niveles de exposicin a
desinfectantes deben vigilarse
rutinariamente y documentar el
procedimiento aplicado y su
efectividad en base a
registros. Debe haber un
sistema de filtrado efectivo
para slidos y suspensiones,
con una limpieza rutinaria,
documentada y programada,
de acuerdo al uso y al
volumen de agua. Si no es
posible registrar eventos
automticos de retrolavado de
los filtros y cambios de dosis
realizados por inyectores
automticos de desinfectante,
debe haber un procedimiento
o poltica por escrito que

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FV. 5.7.3

FV.5.8
FV. 5.8.1

Is the laboratory carrying out


the water analysis a suitable
one?

The water analysis for the


product washing is undertaken
by a laboratory currently
accredited to ISO 17025 or its
national equivalent or that can
demonstrate via
documentation that it is in the
process of gaining
accreditation.
Post-Harvest Treatments (N/A when no post-harvest
treatments)
Are all label instructions
There are clear procedures
observed?
and documentation available,
(e.g. application records for
postharvest biocides, waxes
and plant protection products)
which demonstrate compliance
with the label instructions for
chemicals applied.

Recom.

Major
Must

There are clear procedures


and documentation available,
(e.g. application records for
postharvest biocides, waxes
and plant protection products)
which demonstrate compliance
with the label instructions for
chemicals applied, especially
security measures for handling
and the dosage recommended
by the manufacturer.

Existen procedimientos claros


y documentacin disponible
(por ej. registros de aplicacin
de desinfectantes en postcosecha, ceras, fitosanitarios)
que demuestran que se
cumplen las instrucciones de
la etiqueta de los productos
qumicos aplicados al
producto, especialmente en
las medidas de seguridad para
su manipulacin y en la
dosificacin recomendada por
el fabricante.

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FV. 5.8.2

Are all the biocides, waxes and


plant protection products used
for postharvest protection of
the harvested crop officially
registered in the country of
use?

FV. 5.8.3

Is an up-to-date list maintained


of postharvest plant protection
products that are used, and

Compliance Criteria

All the post harvest biocides,


waxes and plant protection
products used on harvested
crop are officially registered or
permitted by the appropriate
governmental organization in
the country of application.
They are approved for use in
the country of application and
are approved for use on the
harvested crop to which they is
applied as indicated on the
biocides, waxes and crop
protection products labels.
Where no official registration
scheme exists, refer to the
GLOBALG.A.P. Guideline (CB
Annex 4 PPP Product Use in
Countries that allow
Extrapolation) on this subject
and the FAO International
Code of Conduct on the
Distribution and Use of
Pesticides.
An up to date documented list,
that takes into account any
changes in local and national

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approved for use, on crops


being grown?

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?

FV. 5.8.5.

Is the source of water used for


postharvest treatments potable
or declared suitable by the

Compliance Criteria

legislation for biocides, waxes


and plant protection products,
is available for the commercial
brand names (including any
active ingredient composition)
that are used as post-harvest
plant protection products for
produce grown on the farm
under GLOBALG.A.P. within
the last 12 months. No N/A.
The technically responsible
person for the post harvest
biocides, waxes and plant
protection products
applications can demonstrate
sufficient level of technical
competence via nationally
recognized certificates or
formal training.

The water has been declared


suitable by the competent
authorities and/or within the

Level

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The technically responsible


person for the post harvest
biocides, waxes and plant
protection products
applications can demonstrate
sufficient level of technical
competence via nationally
recognized certificates or
formal training , or diplomas of
participation in formation of
treatments post harvest.

La persona tcnicamente
responsable de las
aplicaciones de
desinfectantes, ceras y
productos fitosanitarios puede
demostrar su competencia y
conocimiento a travs de
ttulos oficiales o certificados
reconocidos nacionalmente, o
diplomas de participacin en
formacin de tratamientos pos
cosecha.

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competent authorities?

FV.5.8.6.

FV. 5.8.7

FV. 5.8.8

last 12 months a water


analysis has been carried out
at the point of entry into the
washing machinery.
The levels of the parameters
analyzed are within accepted
WHO thresholds or are
accepted as safe for the food
industry by the competent
authorities.
Are the biocides, waxes and
To avoid chemical
plant protection products used contamination of produce,
for postharvest treatment,
biocides, waxes and plant
stored away from produce and protection products etc. are
other materials?
kept in a designated area,
away from produce.
All Records on Post Harvest Treatments are maintained and
include the following criteria:
Harvested crops' identity (i.e.
The lot or batch of harvested
lot or batch of produce)?
crop treated is documented in
all postharvest biocide, wax
and plant protection product
application records.
Location?
The geographical area, the
name or reference of the farm,
or harvested crop handling site
where the treatment was

Level

Major
Must

Major
Must

Major
Must

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FV. 5.8.9

Application dates?

FV.5.8.10

Type of treatment?

FV.5.8.11

Product trade name?

Compliance Criteria

undertaken is documented in
all post-harvest biocide, wax
and plant protection product
application records.
The exact dates
(day/month/year) of the
applications are documented in
all post-harvest biocide, wax
and plant protection product
application records.
The type of treatment used for
product application (e.g.
spraying, drenching, gassing
etc.) is documented in all postharvest biocide, wax and plant
protection product application
records.
The trade names of the
products applied are
documented in all postharvest biocide, wax and plant
protection product application
records.

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The type of treatment used for


product application, (e.g.
spraying, drenching,
submersion, gassing etc.)
including how to apply, is
documented in all post-harvest
biocide, wax and plant
protection product application
records.
The trade names of the
products and the active
ingredient applied are
documented in all postharvest biocide, wax and plant
protection product application
records.

El registro de las aplicaciones


de desinfectantes, ceras y
productos fitosanitarios incluye
el mtodo de aplicacin del
tratamiento (por ej.
nebulizacin, sumersin
empapamiento, gasificacin,
etc.)

Major
Must

Major
Must

Major
Must

El registro de las aplicaciones


de desinfectantes, ceras y
productos fitosanitarios,
incluye los nombres
comerciales y el ingrediente
activo de los productos
aplicados.

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FV.5.8.12

Product quantity?

FV.5.8.13

Name of the operator?

FV.5.8.14

Justification for application?

Compliance Criteria

Level

The amount of product applied


in weight or volume per litre of
water or other carrier medium
is recorded in all post-harvest
biocide, wax and plant
protection product applications
records.
The name of the operator who
has applied the plant
protection product to the
harvested produce is
documented in all post-harvest
biocide, wax and plant
protection product application
records.

Major
Must

The common name of the


pest/disease to be treated is
documented in all post-harvest
biocide, wax and plant
protection product application
records.

Minor
Must

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The name of the operator who


has applied the plant
protection product to the
harvested produce is
documented in all post-harvest
biocide, wax and plant
protection product application
records. In any case the record
must indicate at least a name
and a surname, indicate only a
name, only a surname, or
initials of the operator is not
supported.
The common name of the
pest/disease to be treated, to
prevent or control, is
documented in all post-harvest
biocide, wax and plant
protection product application
records. If application obeys

El registro de las aplicaciones


de desinfectantes, ceras y
productos fitosanitarios incluye
el nombre del operario que ha
realizado las aplicaciones
fitosanitarias. En todo caso el
registro debe indicar por lo
menos un nombre y un
apellido, no se admite indicar
solo un nombre, solo un
apellido, o las iniciales del
operario.
El registro de las aplicaciones
de desinfectantes, ceras y
productos fitosanitarios,
incluye el nombre comn de la
plaga o enfermedad a
prevenir o controlar, o si la
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Control Point

Are all of the post-harvest plant


protection product applications
also considered under points
CB.8.6?

Compliance Criteria

There is documented evidence


to demonstrate that the
producer considers all postharvest biocides and plant
protection products
applications under Control
Point CB.8.6, and acts
accordingly.

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other justified purposes such


as preserving the quality by
dehydration or mechanical
damage to fruit and
vegetables.

objetivos justificados como,


preservacin de la calidad por
deshidratacin o dao
mecnico de las frutas y
hortalizas.