The GRTA guarantee mark brings together farmers from all sectors: grains and oilseeds, market gardening, viticulture, arboriculture, horticulture and apiculture, but also cattle, goat, pig, sheep, bison and poultry breeders. There are also many processors such as butchers or bakers.
The GRTA offer is characterized by a wide range of products:
The distribution channels are very diverse and the consumer can access GRTA products from the supermarkets, wholesalers, markets, collective / private restaurants or directly on the farm.
For more information, see the product leaflet and values from field to plate.
For institutions wishing to obtain the GRTA label, the certification process is as follows:
1. To obtain certification of products (raw, processed and / or marketed), the business or farm must file a registration form with the Directorate-General for Agriculture).
Where the application concerns processed products, a data sheet should be attached to the file when Of the registration.
When the products are processed through an intermediary, a declaration annex will need to be completed.
2. After a favorable decision by the Technical Commission, the user receives a certificate strong>, whose validity is limited, identifying its products as GRTA certified.
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The Directorate-General for Agriculture has drawn up guidelines summarizing the requirements of the "Geneva Region - Terre Avenir" GRTA.
Specific guidelines for each category of certified products have been put in place, enabling the trademark holder to ensure compliance with the rules for the use of GRTA-certified products.
The aim of the general GRTA directive is to establish rules for the use of the mark at all levels of the production, processing, distribution and consumption chain. It also describes the conditions to be fulfilled for the use of the guarantee mark and its certification, the brand management bodies, the procedures, the traceability requirements and the control and certification processes.
For more information, see the «General GRTA Directive»:
Consult the specific instructions for each GRTA-certified product:
As a token of transparency, the labeling of the product informs consumers about the type of production, the method of production, the name of the producer or processor and, as far as possible, variety or breed. The farms and undertakings benefiting from the GRTA certification undertake to use the GRTA mark in their communications, business papers and on the packaging and labels of the products in accordance with the principles laid down in the Directive on labeling and graphic use Geneva Region - Terre Avenir ".
Example of product labels
The indication "Product certified by the ICO" is directly under the guarantee mark. For more information, see "Guidelines for Labeling and Graphic Usage"
The holder of the guarantee mark carries out checks at all levels of the chain and ensures compliance with the requirements of the general GRTA directive.
Control of places of production
Control of places of processing
The GRTA logo is placed on the packaging of all certified products
Terms of public and private catering
Compliance with production standards
Verification of GRTA inputs
Identification of products with the GRTA logo
Physical separation of material flows
To this end, it mandates an independent accredited body to carry out and monitor certification and renewal checks.
In the event of non-compliance with the Directives, sanctions are provided for in the GRTA Sanctions Directive.