IFA v6 Transition Tool
The GLOBALG.A.P. Secretariat has created a transition tool to ensure a seamless transition to IFA v6
GLOBALG.A.P. is pleased to announce the launch of the IFA v6 transition tool for the aquaculture scope and the fruit and vegetables product category. It is a checklist designed to facilitate a smooth transition from previous versions of IFA to IFA v6. This valuable resource will assist producers in aligning their current programs with the updated requirements outlined in the latest version of the standard.
What is the IFA v6 transition tool?
The IFA v6 transition tool serves as a support tool for producers as they navigate the transition to IFA v6. By mapping the requirements in IFA v5 and IFA v6 side by side, this checklist enables producers to identify gaps in their current programs and make necessary adjustments. It provides a percentage breakdown of the Major Must, Minor Must, and Recommendation CPCCs/P&Cs based on the user’s responses, helping producers understand the areas that require attention during the transition process. It is important to note that this tool is intended to complement other supporting documents and is not designed to be a comprehensive training tool for all aspects of IFA v6.
Other IFA v6 supporting documents
To familiarize yourself with the changes and updates in IFA v6, we recommend visiting the IFA v6 webpage and reviewing the Summary of changes: IFA v5 to v6 as well as the presentation titled IFA v6: What’s new? These resources provide a high-level overview of the changes introduced in the latest version of the standard, ensuring a better understanding of the transition process.
What the transition tool is not?
It is important to clarify that the use of the IFA v6 transition tool is not obligatory. While it displays aligned requirements side-by-side, it does not provide a comprehensive and detailed list of all the specific changes and differences between the versions. Additionally, it does not highlight specific differences in the requirements. The tool’s primary purpose is to assist producers in aligning their current programs with the new requirements and identifying areas of improvement during the transition process.
How can the transition tool be used?
Producers preparing for IFA v6 audits or still undergoing audit cycles under IFA v5.2 or IFA v5.4-1-GFS can leverage the tool to ensure a smooth transition. During internal audits, producers can use the tool to respond to the upcoming requirements of IFA v6, identify gaps in their current programs, and take corrective actions to align with the new version. The IFA v6 transition tool will soon be available in the GLOBALG.A.P. document center. We believe that this tool will be an invaluable resource for producers in their journey towards IFA v6 certification.