Global Low-Level Presence Initiative (GLI) moving forward

The 15 government members of the GLI have endorsed a statement on “practical approaches” to LLP in the supply chain, following the acceptance “ad-ref” of the statement at the June 2017 GLI meeting in Rome (document here). The title of the statement is “Principles, Criteria and Practical Approaches for Addressing Low Level Presence in Food and Feed Trade of Plant Material” and contains possible approaches by governments and industry as practical means to address LLP occurrences before they occur. A renewed work plan is now being agreed among GLI member governments, with a focus on communication, risk assessments, compliance measures as well as a review of legislative and regulatory frameworks to assess compatibility with the measures suggested in the statement on practical approaches.

The next GLI meeting is tentatively scheduled for Q2, 2018.