It is a private standard belonging to the chain of British Supermarkets TESCO that guarantees customers quality fruit and vegetables.
How is it different from GLOBALG.A.P.?
Tesco Nurture, adds to the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) established by GLOBALG.AP, specific requirements of environmental control, management of energy resources, protection of the environment through its fauna and flora and allows the producers to acquire an active commitment in the improvement of the agricultural environment.
Tesco Nurture demands greater control in the use of phytosanitary products, establishing lists of permitted products that are more restrictive than those established by the administrations of the various productive countries, including the European Union.
In the same way, it urges producers to establish specific activities for the control, management and reduction of energy resources used in their farms. It also encourages suppliers of fruits and vegetables from Tesco Supermarkets to implement actions aimed at protecting the fauna and flora of the environment they occupy.
Who is it for?
It is a requirement that farmers supplying fruits and vegetables must meet to supermarkets of English origin TESCO.
How is the organic certification process?
The process begins when the producer, processor and / or marketer meets with OIA to present the project to be certified. In this first stage, the project is analyzed.
Then the client completes and submits a certification application form, which is reviewed by OIA. If the certification request is approved, a signature of a contract or certification agreement is signed. Once this stage has been completed, the exchange of documentation and information between the client and OIA is carried out, as required by the certification program.
Next, an inspection is carried out at the customer’s establishment. The inspection consists of the visit of a qualified inspector, who evaluates compliance with the requirements established in the regulations to be certified. Once the inspection has been completed, the inspector prepares a report with the result of the inspection. In case the inspection has found a breach of the regulations (non-compliance), the client must take appropriate measures to correct this breach and prevent it from recurring in the future (corrective action)
The OIA technical area reviews the inspection report and the documentation presented by the client. If the result of the review are positive, OIA dictates the client’s certification and delivers a certificate as a formal document proving the certification.
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