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Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA):

The International Gold Standard in Farm Certification

  

  • Most rigorous and comprehensive criteria demanded by retailers domestically and internationally
  • Most widely implemented and accepted farm assurance standard in the world - progressive, holistic approach
  • Accredited Certification, GFSI Recognized (for IFA-Crops-Fruit & Vegetables)
  • Aligned with the Harmonized Standards for produce food safety

   

  IFA Certification: Your Passport to the Global Agricultural Market  

  

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Certification Criteria Overview:

  1. Food safety
  2. Food traceability/segregation for parallel production (PP) and parallel ownership (PO)
  3. Environmental sustainability/biodiversity
  4. Worker operational health and safety
  5. Animal welfare (where applicable)

Includes Produce Handling, Integrated Crop Management (ICM), Integrated Pest Control (IPC), Quality Management System (QMS), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

IFA-Crops-Fruit & Vegetables is a GFSI Recognised Scheme (GFSI Guidance Document Sixth Edition, BI and D Scopes).

  

Covered Scopes and Sub-Scopes (Product Types and Sub-Types):

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  1. Crops (fruit & vegetables/produce, combinable/row crops, green coffee, tea, flowers & ornamentals)
  2. Aquaculture (finfish, crustaceans and molluscs) - Learn more
  3. Livestock (cattle & sheep, dairy, calf & young beef, pigspoultry and turkey)

  

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Affords producers of all sizes greater access to domestic and international markets
  • Globally recognized by retailers/foodservice providers in 120 countries 
  • Option 2 producer group certification offers cost-savings and centralized management
  • Enhances food safety while helping to preserve the environment
  • Communicates your commitment to these principles to retailers and consumers
  • Can increase productivity by optimizing your facilities, processes, staff training and documentation

  

Certification Options:

  • Option 1 (Single Producer with or without an optional Quality Management System)
  • Option 2 (Multiple Producers with a mandatory Quality Management System)

  

Optional Non-Accredited Add-on Assessments:

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