On behalf of the European supermarkets the IFS developed a quality manual and checks in a uniform and standardised way whether the products and services offered by producers and merchants who deliver to supermarkets meet the food safety standards and client specifications.
The GlobalGAP certification system is a bundling of joint procedures and standards drafted by different partners in the agricultural sector. Its purpose is to give confidence to the consumer that the way their food was produced is balanced and safe. It serves as a practical manual for Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) anywhere in the world.
The module GlobalGAP Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP) is an expansion of the GlobalGAP. It assesses whether a company meets several demands with regard to health, safety and well-being of its employees. It makes sure producers develop a healthy social management system and it also gives clients the guarantee that the companies they work with are sincere about their human capital.
'The EU Organic Label is a European label that is mandatory for all organic packaged products in Europe, founded in 2010. The label only applies to food products. The label guarantees that production takes place according to the strict rules of organic farming, processing and sales. '