GLOBALG.A.P. are the standards for Good Agricultural Practice G.A.P.

The most important certification in food safety at a global level, continues to gain ground in the field of certifications for fresh fruits and vegetables for export, with a new version that allows it to be recognized in more markets.

In a time of continuous change and development with heightened concern for health, the environment and resources, retailers and consumers demand responsibly sourced products, therefore producers around the world require GLOBALG.A.P. An internationally recognized standard for agricultural production, ensuring the safe and sustainable production of food.

GLOBALG.A.P. certifications considers the following aspects:
  • Food safety and traceability
  • Environment
  • Health, safety and well-being of workers
  • Integrated crop management
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
Control Union provides certification services in the following areas:
  • IFA (Integrated Farm Assurance Standard): for crop, livestock and aquaculture production
  • Chain of Custody (CoC)
  • Propagation material
  • Localg.a.p. PFA
Additionally we can offer ADD ON modules such as: GRASP; Nurture module; TR4 Biosafety; FSMA PSR, AH-DLL GROW, SPRING

This certification is applicable for both fresh produce and flowers.
The standards for animal husbandry are in the process of being elaborated

The purpose of these standards is:
  • Responding to growing consumer interest in environmental impact
  • The health and safety of food, and reflects the desire to constantly improve production standards in cooperation with producers.
Why was GLOBALG.A.P. developed?
Consumers are more aware of:
  • Product safety
  • Environment
  • Employees in acceptable working conditions


  • Certainty in the health conditions of products from the field. Guaranteed support in the use of private labels.
Before a GLOBALG.A.P. What should I have ready?

  • Internal Audit: Engineer or Technician.
  • Pesticide Residue Analysis: accredited laboratory under ISO 17025.
  • First inspection records three months before harvest.

GLOBALG.A.P. Certification Process

1. Application: complete the application and return it to the email CU will review the information and determine if it is possible to send you a financial proposal.

2. Contract: our commercial executives will send you an economic proposal, describing the costs of the service per calendar year. Along with the offer letter you will find the Contract Terms.
  • If you agree to the offer, return a copy signed by the legal representative. Once this is done, you enter into an agreement with CU to join one of our certification programs.
  • Contract terms
3. Planning: after receiving the payment of the fee for the service, CU will send you the relevant documents that you must complete before carrying out the audit and at the same time we will plan the date of your visit.

4. Initial Audit: This is a client's first audit for a CU certification program. A qualified auditor or audit team will assess your operation's compliance with the program requirements. If necessary, samples will be taken for analysis in an accredited laboratory, and you will be informed about the different laboratories. As a result of the audit, non-compliances (NCs) against program requirements can be identified. The auditor will inform you of these during the closing meeting and will indicate the deadlines to resolve them.

You must submit your corrections, cause analysis and corrective actions to resolve the NCs. This information will be evaluated by the auditor, who will determine whether or not the information is sufficient to close the NC.

5. Certification decision: based on the results of the audit (reports, analysis results, operation information, among others), a certifier will make a decision about your operation, granting or not a certification.

6. Maintenance of Certification: the client must demonstrate that he continues to meet the requirements of the program for which he is certified. This is done through different types of audits: monitoring or surveillance, recertification, scope expansion, unannounced audits, sampling, among others.
  • CU will inform you about the audit program that corresponds to your operation.
  • As a result of this process, CU will decide whether to maintain, expand, reduce, suspend or withdraw the certification granted.

Click on these links to download the Control Union Application forms and GLOBALG.A.P. documents.
Formato de Aplicación GLOBALGAP versión 5.2 - 5.4.1 GFS y PHA v 1.2.1

GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Versión 5.2

Regulaciones Generales Vigente desde el 01 de febrero 2019 (Obligatorio a partir del 1º Agosto del 2019)

Parte III – Reglas para la Acreditación y los Organismos de Certificación 

Puntos de Control y Criterios de Cumplimiento

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Regulaciones Generales Vigente desde el 22 de Octubre del 2021.

Reglamento General

Regulaciones Generales Vigente desde el 01 de octubre del 2021.

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Puntos de Control y Criterios de Cumplimiento


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Lista de verificación PHA english
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