The AH-DLL GROW add-on was developed in cooperation with retailers Albert Heijn (AH) and Delhaize (DLL) and launched in August 2020. AH-DLL GROW is an add-on that assesses producers’ risk management with respect to hygiene, pesticide residues, and foreign bodies. The module was developed in order to better meet the rising quality and food safety demands from consumers and aims to increase producer awareness on both topics. Building on the contents of AH Residue Protocol version 2 (AHP v2), the AH-DLL GROW assessment checklist consists of a fixed number of control points and compliance criteria and can be implemented together with the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) inspection or audit.
The AH-DLL GROW assessment is required for both individual producers and producer groups that supply fruit and vegetable products either directly or via their suppliers to Albert Heijn in the Netherlands or Delhaize in Belgium.
AH-DLL GROW Observer – Access Rights
AH-DLL GROW Observers are granted access to AH-DLL GROW add-on data in the GLOBALG.A.P. database, including the AH-DLL GROW assessment results and related product or producer data and statistics. The available data and the related data access rules are defined in the AH-DLL GROW general rules specifications.
Companies are appointed as AH-DLL GROW Observers by Albert Heijn and must first be assigned as market participants in the GLOBALG.A.P. bookmarking package. Market participants are individuals or companies who trade with the certified/registered product.
For any further questions, please contact the GLOBALG.A.P. Customer Support Team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any technical questions regarding the implementation of the AH-DLL GROW add-on, please contact: email@example.com.
Approved Certification Bodies for the AH-DLL GROW Add-on
Only certification bodies currently approved for the AH-DLL GROW add-on will be permitted to perform the assessment. Find an approved certification body using the table below.
Please note: The default view of the table only shows the country where the headquarters of the respective certification body is located. To see which additional certification bodies operate in your country and/or have a branch office there, please filter first by “Region,” then by “ Country.”