Our farm is Elnobaria city on Cairo Alexandria desert road, ca. 75 km from Alexandria. We are proud we have been awarded the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) Fruit & Vegetables Standard certification. The certification covers all stages of production, from preharvest activities such as soil management and plant protection product application to post-harvest produce handling, packing and storing. The Fruits & Vegetables Standards adopt a holistic approach towards fruits and vegetables production and management with 218 control points as shows in the diagram below.
The Fruit & Vegetables Standard covers:
- Food safety covering the handling of plant protection products, food fraud, and microbiological risks.
- Traceability All products are clearly identified at all stages of the flow of materials to enable traceability to their certified origin. This is done through bin tags and inventory control at the packhouse. Identification of certified origin must be possible at any stage of the flow of materials on the farm (or in the packhouse).
- Quality assurance
- Workers’ occupational health & safety
- Site management
- Soil management
- Fertiliser application management
- Integrated pest management to limit, minimise and rationalise the use of chemical compounds in all our supplied fresh fruits and vegetables to be nearly free from pesticides compounds. Through the rational use of chemical control, we protect the environment and the natural enemies of harmful insects.
- Plant Protection Products Management
- Water Management
We are proud to be part of GlobalG.A.P. global efforts ensuring the production and marketing of safe food, lay the foundation for the protection of scarce resources, and provide reassurance for consumers.
1. All products are properly identified at the bog so that the product maintains its identity through the entire process.
2. Grower or bog identification is assigned prior to harvest.
Container (bin) Identification:
1. At harvest, a bin tag is placed on the bin prior to being transported to the packhouse.
2. Bin tag has a lot designation, block number designation (if applicable), date of harvest, grower name, and varietal name.
A receiving record is made at the warehouse. A storage designation is noted, recorded, and properly maintained.
1. Is scheduled and the lot identification is maintained and recorded on the final container along with the variety, packing date, quantity and quality information.
2. Identity is maintained at shipping point and noted on the shipping record.
3. The shipping record is placed in a proper file for that shipment and the file is maintained at the packhouse.