This status is linked with the product. This means that different product statuses for a producer or a producer group are possible (e. g. pears certified and asian pear accepted, but not yet certified).
The products may also be certified with different Certification Bodies or for different options, e. g. pears as option 1 with a Certification Body and balsam apple as option 2 with a group (the group´s products can be certified by any other Certification Body). Please, see also Company type and options.
New or additional products are entered in the status not confirmed. If further actions do not follow, the product status remains not confirmed until the certification body accepts the product or sets product to status annulled by deleting the product.
Has the first product been accepted, the product status changes to accepted. The product cycle starts on the date of acceptance and is valid for 12 months. If the certification is done on the last day of this product cycle, it can be extended up to a maximum of 24 months. The product cycle will be 24 months minus 1 day long.
Acceptance or reacceptance of the first product triggers a product cycle and registration fee. Registration fee is colleceted by the Trustee, whom the producer/producer group is working with. If the product was not reaccepted, the product status is set to not confirmed. According to the General Regulations version 4 the reacceptance is possible earliest 4 months after certificate cycle started.
If products are added later or information is updated during the current product cycle, the change does not trigger an update of the invoice in every case - only if the quantity increases.
The product status certified is set upon product certification and triggers the certificate cycle, which lasts one year. The new certificate cycle is linked with a GLOBALG.A.P. Certificate Number per product, which is generated by the database.
Please, note: During the validity of the certificate cycle neither the Certification Body, producer group nor the scheme can be changed.
This status is only relevant for the GRASP add-on. For the social practice audit there is no certification, but an assessment. Producer and/or producer groups can be assessed, accordingly the "product" GRASP has the status assessed.
Please, check GRASP - GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice.
The status open non-conformance can be set, when a producer or producer group does not comply with the GLOBALG.A.P. Control Points and Compliance Criterias in an initial certification process. An open non-conformance can only be set manually by the Certification Body. For lifting the open non-conformance the GLOBALG.A.P. customer support needs to be contacted for setting the previous status in an active cycle - or to not confirmed if the cycle has already expired.
A producer or producer group can ask for a voluntary suspension of a product, if it is not compliant with certain GLOBALG.A.P. requirements (see latest General Regulations). This status can only be set manually by the Certification Body. For lifting the self-declared suspension the GLOBALG.A.P. customer support needs to be contacted for setting the previous status in an active cycle - or to not confirmed if the cycle has already expired.
A suspension of the product certificate is issued, when a producer or producer group does not present evidence of corrective actions that close out a non-conformance after a Warning has been issued. The Certification Body must set the respective products to the status suspended. The Certification Body is able to lift this status in the database.
The status annulled is set, if a product suspension has not been lifted or a not confirmed product has been deleted. The product status annulled changes as soon as the product is added again in Manage products.