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Sector Specific Accreditation program for GLOBALGAP - Program

PUBLIC PROCEDURE PRO-PR-140-GGAP Issued: 2010-5-25, Revision: 1

References ANSI-PR-004: Appeals
ANSI-PR-005: Complaints
PRO-FR-104: Application for Accreditation of Product Certification Program
PRO-FR-107-IAF: Checklist for Accreditation Requirements: IAF Guidance on ISO/IEC Guide 65
PRO-FR-119: Report of the Witness Assessment on Certification Bodies
PRO-FR-138-GGAP: Technical Expert Checklist for 3rd Party Certification Applicants / Accredited Certification Bodies for the GLOBALGAP/EUREPGAP Program
PRO-PL-101: Policy and Criteria for Accreditation of Product Certification Programs
PRO-PL-102: Manual of Operations for Accreditation of Product Certification Programs
PRO-PR-106: Identification of Non-Conformities and Implementation of Corrective and Preventive Actions by Accredited and Applicant CBs
PRO-PR-112: Information on the Application Process
PRO-PR-115: Selection of the Assessment Team
PRO-PR-116: Surveillance and Reassessment of Accredited Product Certification Bodies
PRO-PR-118: Witness Assessment of Product Certification Bodies
PRO-PR-135: Pre-Assessment
PRO-PR-145: Assessor Manual
PRO-PR-146: Technical Assessor
GFSI Requirements on the Application of ISO/IEC 17011:2004
GLOBALGAP-IFA certification program documents - http://www.globalgap.org/
IAF GD 5:2006, Guidance on ISO/IEC Guide 65:1996
ISO 19011:2002, Guidelines for quality and/or environmental management systems auditing
ISO/IEC 17020:1998, General criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection
ISO/IEC Guide 65:1996, General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems
Contents
1Objective
1.1This procedure provides ANSI guidelines for the processing of certification body applications for accreditation in accordance with GLOBALGAP Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) sector requirements.
1.2This procedure applies to the rules and guidelines to which certification bodies shall comply, and the audit/testing/inspection criteria, which certification bodies shall verify, in order to maintain ANSI accreditation in accordance with GLOBALGAP-IFA requirements for all sector scopes and product sub-scopes.
2Definitions
2.1As a general rule, definitions of ISO/IEC 17000:2004 and ISO 9000:2005 are applicable. Additionally, GLOBALGAP-IFA-General Regulations-Part I-Annex 1.1: Definitions is applicable.
2.2ACCREDITATION: Third party attestations related to a conformity assessment body conveying formal demonstration of its competence to carry out specific conformity assessment tasks.
2.3APPLICANT CERTIFICATION BODY: The entity that is applying for accreditation to conduct certification activities.
2.4CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY: Document issued under the rules of a certification system, providing confidence that a duly identified product, process or service is in conformity with a specific standard or other normative document.
2.5FOODPLUS GmbH: Hosts the GLOBALGAP Secretariat and facilitates GLOBALGAP activities as the legal owner of the GLOBALGAP program documents.
2.6EUROHANDELTINSTITUT e.V., (EIH): a nonprofit, private research and education institute in Cologne, Germany and the owner of the Community Trademark “GLOBALGAP”, which is registered at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market.
2.7ACCREDITED CERTIFICATION BODY (ACB): Certification Body accredited by ANSI and recognized by EIH to certify agricultural products to the GLOBALGAP program documents and ISO Guide 65 certification system.
2.8GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICE (GAP): Guidelines established to ensure a clean and safe working environment for all employees while eliminating the potential for contamination of food products. GAP is a means of incorporating Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Integrated Crop Management (ICM) practices within the framework of commercial agriculture production.
2.9GLOBALGAP LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION AGREEMENT: A document issued under the rules of the GLOBALGAP certification system by which FoodPLUS GmbH grants the accredited CB the right to sign the GLOBALGAP Sublicense and Certification Agreement with certified suppliers.
2.10GLOBALGAP SUBLICENSE AND CERTIFICATION AGREEEMENT: A document issued under the rules of the GLOBALGAP certification system by which the accredited CB grants a certified supplier the right to use the certificates or marks of conformity for its products in accordance with the GLOBALGAP certification scheme.
2.11GLOBALGAP PRODUCER: A person (individual) or business (individual or producer group) representing the production of the products, relevant to the sector scope (Crops, Livestock or Aquaculture), who has the legal responsibility for the products sold by that farming business.
2.12GLOBALGAP PRODUCER GROUP: Group of producers applying for certification with an internal procedure and internal control of 100% of members registered to the GLOBALGAP requirements. It must have legal structure, contracts with each producer, stating entry and exit requirements, stipulated suspensions, and agreement to comply with GLOBALGAP requirements for registered members, among additional requirements.
3Scope of Accreditation – GLOBALGAP Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA)
3.1All Farm Base Sector and Sub-Scopes
a)Crops Base
1)Fruits and Vegetables
2)Flowers and Ornaments
3)Combinable Crops
4)Green Coffee
5)Tea
b)Livestock Base
1)Cattle and Sheep
2)Dairy
3)Pigs
4)Poultry
c)Aquaculture Base
1)Salmonids
2)Shrimp
d)Compound Feed Manufacturers
e)Plant Propagation Materials
3.2Option Scope
a)Option 1: License/certificate issued to the individual agricultural producer for the farm products declared;
b)Option 2: License/certificate issued to the Grower Group for the farm products declared by a group of member producer
4Accreditation Requirements
4.1Procedures and processes to accredit certification bodies are in accordance with ANSI requirements and the GLOBALGAP certification scheme for product sector scopes and sub-scopes.
4.2ANSI Requirements
4.2.1In order to be eligible for accreditation the applicant or accredited certification body (ACB) shall comply with ANSI requirements and the applicable GLOBALGAP normative documents.
4.2.2International consistency is further reinforced by ANSI adherence to the requirements of the:
a)International Accreditation Forum, Inc. and the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation as detailed in: IAF Guidance on the application of ISO/IEC Guide 65.
4.2.3ANSI, as a recognized accreditation body, shall ensure that accredited certification bodies for GLOBALGAP sector scopes and sub scopes shall meet the requirements contained in ANSI policy and procedures and the applicable GLOBALGAP normative documents.
4.3GLOBALGAP Accreditation Requirements
4.3.1Administrative and operational requirements for the GLOBALGAP certification scheme are described in the GLOBALGAP normative documents which include the:
a)General Regulations for Integrated Farm Assurance (GR-IFA)
b)License and Certification Agreement
c)Sublicense and Certification Agreement
d)Control Points and Compliance Criteria-IFA (CPCC)
e)Inspection Checklists (CL)
f)Approved National Interpretation Guidelines
g)Benchmarking contractual agreement(s)
4.3.2The possible sector scopes and sub-scopes of accreditation are described in the GLOBALGAP General Regulations-IFA and Section 3 of this document.
4.3.3An applicant or ACB may use a subcontractor(s) to conduct audits/inspections in accordance with the GLOBALGAP and ISO/IEC Guide 65, Clause 4.4. Subcontracting requirements.
4.4GFSI Requirements
4.4.1ANSI and the applicant or accredited body shall implement GFSI Requirements on the Application of ISO/IEC 17011:2004, Conformity assessment - General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies.
5Application for Accreditation
5.1ANSI provides information to the applicant or ACB on all conditions for ANSI accreditation in accordance with ANSI and GLOBALGAP requirements. Documents, which ANSI provides to the applicant certification body, are listed in PRO-PR-112: Information on the Application Process and on the GLOBALGAP website (www.globalgap.org).
5.2The applicant CB may apply for a pre-assessment, which is conducted in accordance with ANSI procedures.
5.3Prior to ANSI’s acceptance of the ANSI Preliminary Letter of Application for Accreditation to the GLOBALGAP certification program, the applicant for initial accreditation shall submit to ANSI the signed GLOBALGAP License and Certification Agreement.
5.3.1ANSI staff conducts the analysis of the Preliminary Letter of Application for Accreditation in accordance with PRO-PL-102: Manual of Operations for Accreditation of Product Certification Programs. Applicants that are considered to comply with the eligibility requirements for accreditation are sent an ANSI application package.
5.3.2The compliant applicant CB or ACB shall inform ANSI of the requested GLOBALGAP scope(s), sub-scope(s) and Option(s) for accreditation by submitting:
a)The completed PRO-FR-104: Application for Accreditation of Certification Bodies
b)A copy of the applicant CB or ACB quality manual and list of certification program documents with dates of approval/issuance and revision
5.3.3The applicant or ACB shall also complete and submit additional application forms to ANSI to continue the process for GLOBALGAP accreditation:
5.3.3.1The applicant or ACB shall indicate that each requirement of ISO/IEC Guide 65 and the IAF Guidance on the application of ISO/IEC Guide 65 are addressed within its documents by completion of PRO-FR-107-IAF checklist.
5.3.3.2The applicant or ACB shall indicate that each requirement of GLOBALGAP-IFA for certification bodies are addressed in its certification program documents by completion of PRO-FR-138-GGAP checklist.
5.4Review and Acceptance of the Certification Body Application
5.4.1Upon receiving the CB applicant or ACB completed application and fee for initial accreditation or scope expansion, ANSI staff shall verify that the application is complete and acknowledge that the applicant has the potential to meet the ANSI accreditation criteria.
5.4.2The reviewing ANSI staff member notifies the applicant CB or ACB of the acceptance of the application for initial accreditation or scope expansion for the GLOBALGAP certification scheme.
5.4.3The applicant CB or ACB must forward to the GLOBALGAP Secretariat the ANSI confirmation of application for initial accreditation or scope expansion/reduction for the GLOBALGAP certification scheme.
6Assessment Team Assignment and Schedule
6.1In accordance with the complexity of the applicant or ACB requested accreditation for the GLOBALGAP certification program (sector and sub-scopes) and in accordance with ANSI requirements, ANSI staff determines the number of assessment days to assign to the ANSI assessment team. (Ref: PRO-PL-102).
6.2ANSI staff selects the assessment team based on the applicable ANSI qualification criteria.
7Assessment Team Preparation
7.1The ANSI assessment team plans and prepares for the onsite assessment in accordance with PRO-PR-145, PRO-PR-146, and the GLOBALGAP certification program requirements. The assessment team must conduct the assessment at the applicant or ACB headquarters and at the other locations where key certification activities are conducted.
7.2Document Review
7.2.1ANSI staff shall request a password from FoodPlus to provide the technical expert with access to the GLOBALGAP CB/AB extranet.
7.2.2The technical expert shall verify applicant CB and ACB data on the GLOBALGAP CB/AB extranet.
7.2.3The lead assessor shall review and compare the applicant or ACB Quality Manual and list of applicant CB or ACB list of documents with the information provided by the applicant or ACB on the:
a)PRO-FR-104: Application for Accreditation of Certification Bodies
b)PRO-FR-107-IAF: Criteria for ANSI Accreditation of Third Party Certification Programs Evaluation Checklist – (ISO/IEC Guide 65 and IAF Guidance on the Application of ISO/IEC Guide 65) for applicant and/or accredited certification bodies
7.2.4The technical expert shall review and compare the applicant CB or ACB Quality Manual and list of documents for the GLOBALGAP certification program with the information provided by the applicant CB on the:
a)PRO-FR-104: Application for Accreditation of Certification Bodies (requested scope of accreditation)
b)PRO-FR-138-GGAP: Technical Assessor Checklist for 3rd Party Certification Applicants / Accredited Certification Bodies for the GLOBALGAP/EUREPGAP Program
8Conducting the Initial Assessment
8.1Initial assessments are conducted at the applicant’s head office facility and at other locations that perform key activities related to the certification process (Ref. PRO-PL-102).
8.2Onsite Assessments
8.2.1The onsite assessment is conducted in accordance with PRO-PL-102, PRO-PR-145 and PRO-PR-146. During the onsite assessment at the applicant or ACB headquarters the lead assessor and technical expert will have unique roles and responsibilities.
8.2.2The lead assessor shall verify that the applicant or ACB is administrating and operating its certification program in conformance with the requirements of ISO/IEC Guide 65 and IAF Guidance on the Application of ISO/IEC Guide 65 and ANSI policies. The lead assessor shall record evidence of conformity/nonconformity on the:
a)PRO-FR-107-IAF: Criteria for ANSI Accreditation of Third Party Certification Programs Evaluation Checklist – (ISO/IEC Guide 65 and IAF Guidance on the Application of ISO/IEC Guide 65) for applicant and/or accredited certification bodies
8.2.3The technical expert shall verify that the applicant or ACB is administrating and operating the GLOBALBAP certification program in conformance with the requirements of the GLOBALGAP General Regulations and any Benchmarked Scheme(s).
8.2.3.1The technical expert shall review with the GLOBALGAP Scheme Manager the CB directory of producers/producer groups with certified/registered products for each sector scope and sub-scope which have:
a)registered/certified for each scope and sub-scope
b)transferred from or are certified by more than one Certification Body
c)renewed certification or not registered for recertification
d)received sanctions
e)been suspended or have withdrawn certification
8.2.3.2The technical expert/assessor shall review, if applicable, the CIPRO audit reports with the GLOBALGAP Scheme Manager to verify implementation of any needed corrective actions.
8.2.3.3The technical expert shall review the applicant or ACB audit/inspection records to verify compliance with the GLOBALGAP requirements, and shall record evidence of conformity/non-conformity on the:
a)PRO-FR-138-GGAP: Technical Assessor Checklist for 3rd Party Certification Applicants / Accredited Certification Bodies for the GLOBALGAP/EUREPGAP Program
8.3Conducting the Closing Meeting
8.3.1At the closing meeting the ANSI assessment team shall review and discuss any issued nonconformities and/or opportunities for improvement with the CB applicant or ACB in accordance with ANSI procedures. The assessment team will inform the applicant during the closing meeting if the applicant’s conformance to ANSI and GLOBALGAP requirements. The findings will be provided to the applicant.
9Conducting the ANSI Witness Assessment
9.1The technical expert shall conduct a witness assessment(s) of the applicant or ACB auditor/inspector in accordance with PRO-PR-118 to verify the competency of the CB auditor/inspector and the proper implementation of the GLOBALGAP certification program.
9.2GLOBALGAP Option 1 Witness Assessment
9.2.1The technical expert shall verify that the applicant or ACB auditor/inspector is correctly implementing the inspection in conformance with the GLOBALGAP requirements for Option 1.
9.2.2The technical expert shall verify that the CB auditor/inspector is utilizing the appropriate GLOBALGAP CPCC checklists for the sector scope and product sub-scope of the inspection.
9.3GLOBALGAP Option 2 Witness Assessment
9.3.1The technical expert shall verify that the applicant or ACB auditor/inspector is correctly implementing the audit/inspections in conformance with the GLOBALGAP requirements for Option 2.
9.3.2The technical expert shall verify that the applicant or ACB auditor/inspection selects the individual members of the producer group to be inspected after the QMS audit has been conducted.
9.3.3The technical expert shall verify that the applicant or ACB auditor/inspector is utilizing the appropriate GLOBALGAP checklists for the QMS producer group audit and the CPCC individual producer member inspections for the sector scope and product sub-scope of the audit/inspection.
9.3.4For Option 2 witness assessments the ANSI technical expert shall record observations/findings on the:
a)Worksheet III: PRO-FR-138-GGAP: Technical Assessor Checklist for 3rd Party Certification Applicants / Accredited Certification Bodies for the GLOBALGAP.
9.4At the completion of the witness assessment the technical expert shall complete the PRO-FR-119 witness assessment report in accordance with PRO-PR-118.
10Identifying Nonconformities
10.1The assessment team shall present their findings to the CB applicant or ACB at the end of each day.
10.2The assessment team shall post to ANSICA any issued nonconformities, and or opportunities for improvement in accordance with PRO-PR-106.
11Developing the Assessment Report
11.1When an ANSI lead assessor and technical assessor are members of an assessment team, they each shall submit an assessment report that must include any issued nonconformities and/or opportunities for improvement. If the assessment team determines that the applicant or ACB does not demonstrate conformance with the full range of the requested scope(s), the assessment team shall include such a statement in the report.
11.2The ANSI lead assessor shall develop an assessment report which details the applicant or ACB conformance with the IAF Guidance on the application of ISO/IEC Guide 65 and ANSI requirements.
11.3The ANSI technical expert shall develop an assessment report which details the applicant or ACB conformance with the technical requirements of the GLOBALGAP certification program.
12Conducting the Surveillance and Reassessment
12.1ANSI surveillance assessments and reassessments of the ACB are conducted in accordance with ANSI and GLOBALGAP certification program requirements.
12.2The first surveillance assessment will be carried out no later than 12 months from the date of the initial accreditation.
12.3GLOBALGAP Unannounced Surveillance Inspections/Audits: the technical expert shall verify, by a review of the ACB records, that the ACB is conducting the required unannounced inspections/audits for Option 1 and Option 2.
13Reference to Accreditation and Certification Status
13.1ANSI staff shall maintain a database of the accredited certification bodies for the approved GLOBALGAP sector, product scope(s) and Option. ANSI staff shall provide the updated ACB database to the GLOBALGAP Secretariat, upon request.
13.2ANSI staff and assessment teams shall monitor via assessments and other methods that the ACB is in conformance with ANSI and GLOBALGAP requirements.
13.3ANSI staff and assessment team shall verify that the ACB is issuing GLOBALGAP certificates of conformity in accordance with GLOBALGAP requirements.
13.4ACP staff and assessors shall monitor and guard against the misuse of the ANSI accreditation symbol and GLOBALGAP certification mark.
14Changes to ANSI Accreditation and GLOBALGAP Program Requirements
14.1ANSI staff shall provide the accredited CB with any issued changes to the ANSI accreditation and or GLOBALGAP certification program.
NOTE: The ACB shall also take into consideration and comply with any issued GLOBALGAP Approved National Interpretation Guidelines, which are periodically adopted.
14.2ANSI staff and the assessment team shall verify via assessments or other methods that each ACB has carried out any necessary adjustments to its procedures within a reasonable time in accordance with ANSI requirements.
14.3The technical expert shall verify that the ACB has implemented and is in conformance with the requirements of the current version of the GLOBALGAP Standard and version for the accredited scope(s) and sub-scope(s) prior to the final date of transition.
15Decision on accreditation
15.1The ANSI Evaluation Task Group (ETG) and Accreditation Committee are governed by and make its recommendation/ decision on accreditation of the applicant or ACB in accordance with ANSI requirements.
16Appeals, Complaints and Disputes
16.1Appeals, complaints, and disputes brought before the ANSI Accreditation Committee by CBs or other interested parties shall be handled in accordance with ANSI procedures.
AAnnex A: GLOBALGAP Benchmarking for Pre-Farm Gate Standards
A.1Introduction
A.1.1The recognition of other farm assurance schemes via Benchmarking is one of GLOBALGAP’s core objectives.
A.2ANSI Accreditation for GLOBALGAP Benchmarked Standards
A.2.1There are numerous GLOBALGAP benchmarked equivalent certification schemes published on the GLOBALGAP website for which certification bodies may request ANSI accreditation.
A.2.2ANSI accredited and GLOBALGAP approved certification bodies may issued GLOBALGAP benchmarked certificates under the following two benchmarking categories:
a)Full Benchmarked Scheme
1)The applicant scheme owner has submitted to GLOBALGAP both their certification program general regulations and program control points/checklists to GLOBALGAP for equivalence assessment to the GLOBALGAP General Regulations IFA 3.0 and the GLOBALGAP Control Points and Compliance Criteria.
2)ANSI accreditation assessment shall be conducted against all the GLOBALGAP approved benchmarked normative documents.
3)The ANSI accredited certification body shall issue full benchmarked certificates through GLOBALGAP Option 3 and or 4.
b)Approved Modified Checklist (AMC)
1)The applicant scheme owner has fully adopted the GLOBALGAP General Regulations IFA 3.0 and has submitted to GLOBALGAP only their standard documents (control points/checklists) for equivalence against only the GLOBALGAP Control Points and Compliance Criteria.
2)ANSI accreditation assessment shall be conducted against the GLOBALGAP approved benchmarked modified checklist(s).
3)The ANSI accredited certification body shall issue approved modified checklist (AMC) certificates through GLOBALGAP Option 1 and 2.
A.3Application Requirements for Approved GLOBALGAP Benchmarked Schemes
A.3.1GLOBALGAP Requirements
A.3.1.1Where GLOBALGAP has formally recognized an equivalent fully benchmarked certification scheme or an approved modified checklist (AMC), an accredited/unaccredited certification body shall:
a)Apply to GLOBALGAP for approval to issue GLOBALGAP benchmarked certificates in accordance with the GLOBALGAP General Regulations IFA 3.0, Part II, Certification Body Rules.
b)Provide written proof to GLOBALGAP that the respective equivalent standard owner raises no objective to the respective certification body applicant.
A.3.2ANSI Requirements
A.3.2.1In addition to following PRO-PR-140-GGAP, Sections 5 and 6, ANSI Staff shall:
a)Require that the applicant or accredited certification body provide ANSI with an electronic copy of the normative documents of the approved GLOBALGAP benchmarked scheme for which the certification body is seeking ANSI accreditation.
b)Verify on the GLOBALGAP extranet that GLOBALGAP has accepted the certification body’s application to issue benchmarked certificates for the approved benchmarked certification scheme.
c)Approve the certification body application for ANSI accreditation for the GLOBALGAP benchmarked certification program prior to assigning the ANSI assessment team.
A.4Preparation for the Assessment of Approved GLOBALGAP Benchmarked Schemes
A.4.1Document Review - In addition to following the requirements of PRO-PR-140-GGAP, Section 7, and this procedure, the ANSI assessment team shall obtain copies of the GLOBALGAP benchmarked certification scheme normative documents and conduct the document review as follows:
a)For the GLOBALGAP approved full benchmarked certification scheme the ANSI technical expert shall conduct the ANSI document review of the applicant or ACB certification program documents against all normative documents of the GLOBALGAP approved benchmarked certification scheme.
b)For the Approved Modified Checklist (AMC) benchmarked certification scheme the ANSI technical assessor shall conduct the ANSI document review of the applicant or ACB certification program documents against the requirements of the GLOBALGAP General Regulations IFA 3.0, Part I, II and III and against the benchmarked GLOBALGAP approved modified checklists.
A.5Conducting the Onsite Assessment for Approved GLOBALGAP Benchmarked Schemes - In addition to following the requirements of PRO-PR-140-GGAP, Section 8, the ANSI assessment team shall conduct the onsite assessment against the requirements of the approved GLOBALGAP benchmarked certification scheme.
A.6Conducting the Witness Assessment for Approved GLOBALGAP Benchmarked Schemes - In addition to following the requirements of PRO-PR-140-GGAP, Section 9, the ANSI assessment team shall conduct the witness assessment against the requirements of the approved GLOBALGAP benchmarked certification scheme
A.7Identifying Nonconformities for Approved GLOBALGAP Benchmarked Schemes - In addition to following the requirements of PRO-PR-140-GGAP, Section 10, the ANSI assessment team shall identify nonconformities against the requirements of the approved GLOBALGAP benchmarked certification scheme.
A.8Developing the Report for the Assessment of Approved GLOBALGAP Benchmarked Schemes - In addition to following the requirements of PRO-PR-140-GGAP, Section 11, the ANSI assessment team shall develop the assessment report to show evidence of conformance/ nonconformance with the requirements of the approved GLOBALGAP benchmarked certification scheme.
A.9Conducting the Surveillance and Reassessment for Approved GLOBALGAP Benchmarked Schemes - The ANSI assessment team shall follow the requirements of PRO-PR-140-GGAP, Section 12 for conducting ANSI surveillance and reassessments of accredited certification bodies.
A.10Unannounced Surveillance Inspections/Audits for Approved GLOBALGAP Benchmarked Schemes - In addition to following the requirements of PRO-PR-140-GGAP, Section 12.2, the ANSI assessment team shall verify that the ACB is conducting unannounced surveillance inspections/audits in conformance with the requirements of the approved GLOBALGAP benchmarked certification scheme.
A.11Reference to Accreditation and Certification Status for Approved GLOBALGAP Benchmarked Certificates - In addition to following the requirements of PRO-PR-140-GGAP, Section 13, the ANSI assessment team shall verify that the ACB is issuing benchmarked certificates, in conformance with the requirements of the approved GLOBALGAP benchmarked certification scheme and as follows:
a)Option 2 and Option 3 for GLOBALGAP full benchmarked certificates
b)Option 1 and Option 2 for GLOBALGAP approved modified certificates
BAnnex B: Application for Certification Related to GLOBALGAP and ISO/IEC Guide 65 Requirements (Reference Information)
B.1Certification Procedure - Item 8.1 ISO/IEC Guide 65 and GLOBALGAP program documents.
B.2Application - Item 8.2 ISO/IEC Guide 65 and GLOBALGAP program documents.
B.3Preparation for Evaluation - Item 9 ISO/IEC Guide 65 and GLOBALGAP program documents.
B.4Evaluation - Item 10 ISO/IEC Guide 65 and GLOBALGAP program documents.
B.5Evaluation Report - Item 11 ISO/IEC Guide 65 and GLOBALGAP program documents.
B.6Decision on Certification - Item 12 ISO/IEC Guide 65 and GLOBALGAP program documents.
B.7Notification Requirements - The CB is required by GLOBALGAP to implement the requirements contained in the GLOBALGAP License/ Sublicense Certification Agreements.
B.8Certification Information - The CB is required by GLOBALGAP to provide certification information as described in the License/Sublicense and Certification Agreements.
B.9Surveillance Requirements - Item 13 ISO/IEC Guide 65. The CB is required by GLOBALGAP to implement the requirements contained in GLOBALGAP program documents.
B.10Use of Licenses, certificates and Marks of conformity - Item 14 ISO/IEC Guide 65 and GLOBALGAP License/ Sublicense and Certification Agreements and the Benchmarking contractual agreement.
B.11Complaints to Suppliers - Item 15 ISO/IEC Guide 65 and GLOBALGAP program documents.
B.12Duties of the Certified Party - The certification body shall have an internal procedure that establishes the duties of the Certified Party in accordance with GLOBALGAP requirements.
B.13Publicity by Certified Party - The certification body shall issue guidance on publicity of certification in accordance with ISO/IEC Guide 65 and the GLOBALGAP License/Sublicense and Certification Agreements.
B.14Publicity and Misuse of Certification - ANSI staff and the assessment team shall ensure via assessments and other methods that the ACB has issued guidance to producers/producer groups on the publicity and or misuse of GLOBALGAP certification in accordance with ANSI requirements and ISO/IEC Guide 65 as well as to the -Food plus License/Sublicense and Certification Agreements.

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