Chain of Custody (CoC)
GLOBALG.A.P.’s Chain of Custody (CoC) standard helps ensure supply chain security in the ever-growing global food industry through improved segregation and traceability of product. From farm field to processor to supermarket to a consumer’s kitchen, CoC certification grants a level of transparency and integrity that customers rely upon.
In terms of scope, there are several options:
- Fruit & Vegetables: CoC scope covers non-processed products (including packed/whole fruit/veg)
- Aquaculture: Animal welfare-related control points apply for live fish handling
(such as fish slaughter)
- Livestock: Beyond the slaughter stage, CoC inspection and certification must be combined with a GFSI post-farm gate standard