Global.G.A.P have extended the transition period for the obligatory use of GRASP v2 and IFA v6 for fruit and vegetables, flowers and ornamentals, hops, and aquaculture from 1 May 2023 to 1 October 2023, to allow a smoother transition for all producers and downstream supply chains.
IFA v6 represents a major step compared to previous standard updates, and GLOBALG.A.P. recognizes that stakeholders require more time to adapt while simultaneously dealing with the wide range of challenges currently facing the sector.
The extension of the obligatory date does not affect producers who want to be audited against the standard before 1 October 2023.
The dedicated Global.G.A.P. IFA v6 and GRASP v2 web pages contain further information.