New labeling opportunity for cut/mixed fruit and vegetables

02 February 2023

Following the positive reaction from our partners to our latest labeling opportunity for potted fruit and vegetable plants, the GGN label is now announcing a further category: cut/mixed fruit and vegetables. This will include items such as mixed lettuce leaves, frozen vegetable medleys, and fruit salads.  

The new category is similar to the GGN label for cut/mixed aquaculture products, which is available for both fresh and frozen items ranging from seafood platters to frozen salmon.  

Cut/mixed fruit and vegetables  

As a result of our modern, on-the-go lifestyles, many consumers are now craving convenience without wanting to compromise on fresh and healthy ingredients. This has led to preprepared fruit and vegetables – precut and/or mixed fruit and vegetables which may be fresh or frozen – becoming a fast-growing food category.   

With the GGN label, choosing responsibly produced, plant-based convenience food has never been more accessible.   

Requirements for labeling cut/mixed fruit and vegetables 

  • Sourced from production processes certified to the Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard for fruit and vegetables (applicable to all components of a mixed product, e.g., mixed frozen vegetables)  
  • A fully compliant GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP) at farm level 
  • Producer participation in a GLOBALG.A.P. approved residue monitoring system 
  • GFSI recognized food safety certification for food processing held by the company creating these products, and no processing that changes the nature of the product e.g., cooking or drying.  
  • Certification to the GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody standard for supply chain members 
  • A GGN label license agreement signed by the company responsible for product labeling, that also pays the volume-based fee (calculated in units rather than metric tons) 

License fees 

Fee type 

Fee  

Registration fee (one-time payment):  

€1,000 

Volume based fee:  

 €5 per metric ton (MT), calculated according to the volume of labeled products originating from certified production processes.  

 

If you are interested in more information on this new labeling opportunity, please contact info@ggn.org

We expect to see new cut/mixed fruit and vegetables with the GGN label in stores later in 2023, so keep your eyes peeled!  

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