Chain of Custody version 5

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The GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification Standard is to ensure segregation and traceability throughout the supply chain. GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody is not a food safety certification. It has been established to make sure that any product sold as GLOBALG.A.P. certified originates from a GLOBALG.A.P. certified producer/producer group. Only Chain of Custody certified companies are allowed to use the GLOBALG.A.P. certified product claim for sales in business-to-business communication.

The main concept of the Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification is:

1.Identification. Each company is registered in the GLOBALG.A.P. Database and receives its own GGN or CoC Number.

2.Input check. The company checks the certified status of the purchased products and the validity of the supplier’s certificate.

3.Labeling. Each certified company labels the product with its own CoC Number and/or the producers’ GGNs and identifies the GLOBALG.A.P. certified products in the transaction (sales) documents.

4.Traceability system. The CoC certified company has a system to avoid mixing of certified and not certified products, ensure traceability and demonstrate mass balance.

5.Mass balance. The CoC certified company validates the system through a mass balance.

6.Certification. Certification is done by GLOBALG.A.P. approved and accredited independent certification bodies.

How to manage CoC companies in the database?

CoC version 5 is implemented as a separate standard. New CoC products have been implemented for this standard: aquaculture chain of custody, livestock chain of custody and crops chain of custody.

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Please choose a certain product under Manage products.

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As soon as you have chosen a product out of a drop down menu, you can proceed with entering the CoC version:

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After this is done, the system will ask you to enter the attributes:

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As soon as you are ready with this, please click on Accept and save your changes under Manage Products.

All the other steps such as Accept products and Certification and sanctions are the same as for IFA.