FRAPP-SGF: We are active participants in the Fruit Risk Assessment Program for Pesticides
Source: SGF y Equipo de Selva Industrial S.A.
Since 2005, in the framework of the Food Safety Initiative FRAPP, SGF has been collecting data on pesticides applied during the plantation of fruits intended for further processing. Central point of risk assessment in the area of industrial processed fruits is the worldwide elicitation of data of applied pesticides which SGF has been successfully using already since many years. Thereby the industry immunises itself to a great extend against unjustified allegations and sweeping judgements. In the meantime, FRAPP is well known and appreciated by the authorities, e. g. the European Commission and several other national institutions.
The participation in FRAPP is stipulated in the SGF implementing provisions since several years and thus mandatory for companies processing fruits. Through the projected implementation of this point as criterion for awarding the SGF certificate the importance of FRAPP was formally enhanced.
Aim of FRAPP is the collection of all pesticides that are applied during plantation of fruits to be further processed. Through statistical evaluation of these data a better fruit and regional specific quality control is possible. Furthermore – and this is the even greater benefit of this initiative – the processing companies are individually informed on the evaluation of the pesticides they apply on their products. Here deviating national situations between the country of production and the importing country become evident. Long-term developments of legal situation can be anticipated. The FRAPP certificate of attendance demonstrates an active risk management against customers.
Selva Industrial S.A. has been recognized for his active participation in the FRAPP and for his high level of organization in his pesticide system. See here our FRAPP confirmation.
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