24 October 2022
Since the launch of the new logo and the introduction of the agriculture scope in April 2021, the GGN label has continued to grow. There are now well over 1600 products with the GGN label in stores in 40 countries. From October 2022, another product type becomes available for labeling - fruit and vegetable plants in pots.
Potted fruit and vegetable plants
This category represents a special case, as fruit and vegetable plants in pots are primarily produced by flowers and ornamentals growers and traded in the floriculture supply chain under the general category of “plants”. However, the products themselves – such as vegetable plants, fruit trees, berry bushes, and herbs – are classified under the certification sub-scope of fruit and vegetables (under the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard).
Requirements for labeling potted fruit and vegetable plants
Production processes certified to the IFA standard for fruit and 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 if the plants are edible or bear edible parts at the time of sale
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, who also pays the volume-based fee (calculated in units rather than metric tons)
Price per 1,000 pots*
Fruit and vegetable plants in pots (pot size ≤12cm)
Fruit and vegetable plants in pots (pot size >12cm and trays), herbs in pots (all sizes)
Berry bushes, fruit shrubs, fruit trees (all sizes)
*There is a minimum total fee per invoice of €100
With an increasing number of products available for labeling in more and more countries, the GGN label is gaining traction among retailers and consumers alike. If you are interested in more information on the new category, please contact email@example.com.