BOPP standards

BOPP has three standards that set best practice for the growing and packing of flowers, plants and bulbs, and the manufacture of growing media.  You can request a copy of any of the standards by emailing enquiries@bopp.org.uk

BOPP Grower standard

The BOPP Grower Standard is based on good agricultural practice, and has been developed specifically to meet the needs of the ornamental horticulture industry. The requirements have been written to cover the growing of bedding, pot plants, seeds, bulbs, hardy nursery stock, trees and flowers.

Members can chose to be audited by a UKAS accredited certification body (NSF Certification) or receive a scored audit with consultancy from RSK ADAS. The scored audit is based on the Continual Development (CD) Standard. Members can choose to comply with an additional module to gain certification to the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) Standard, which is an international good agricultural practice scheme that BOPP is benchmarked to.

BOPP Packhouse standard

The BOPP Packhouse Standard is a good manufacturing practice standard, which has been written specifically for the ornamental horticulture industry. The requirements have been written to cover the packing of plants, flowers, seeds, bulbs and added-value in the UK and internationally.

Both Grower and Packhouse standards are divided into the following sections:

  1. Senior Management Commitment
  2. Cultivation (Grower Only)
  3. Quality Management Systems
  4. Product Development
  5. Site Standards
  6. Physical Product Contamination
  7. Transport
  8. Trading Conditions
  9. Staff Training and Employment
  10. Health and Safety
  11. Sustainability

BOPP Growing media producers standard

The BOPP Growing Media Producers Standard is a good manufacturing practice standard, which has been written specifically for the growing media manufacturers industry. The standard is divided into three sections; process and product control, customer considerations and strategic issues.