PJRFSI Announces GLOBALG.A.P. Certification
- PJRFSI is pleased to announce that they have been approved by Global GAP Germany as a certification body for Global GAP. Quoting new certifications now!
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Perry Johnson Registrars Food Safety, Inc. (PJRFSI) is pleased to announce plans to launch GLOBALG.A.P certification program before the end of the 3rd quarter of 2014. This is a globally recognized certification program that began as EUREGAP in 1997 to help the supermarkets in Europe to address consumer concerns about the safety of agricultural practices and products. GLOBALG.A.P. is the world’s leading farm assurance program, with over 100 countries following the requirements of Good Agricultural Practices (G.A.P.). It focuses on globally accepted criteria for food safety, sustainable production methods, worker and animal welfare, and the responsible use of resources such as water, compound feed, and plant propagation materials.
There is a wide variety of certification options available through GLOBAL G.A.P., depending on the size and scope of the business. Some of these options can even be customized to the specific needs of customers.
Primary Farm Assurance (PFA), the North American incarnation of the local G.A.P., is an assessment geared toward farms that cater to local and domestic markets as well as introducing food safety processes to farmers who might be new to the ideas and practices. Two different levels of this assessment are available: the foundation level, which focuses more on local markets, and intermediate, which is recognized by some national retailers.
The Produce Safety Standard (PSS) is recognized by more national retailers than PFA and is GFSI recognized. This certification includes produce handling, integrated crop management, integrated pest control, quality management systems, and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP). This level is geared toward companies that are interested in being food safety certified for markets in the United States and Canada, but it is possible to upgrade the certificate if additional criteria are required or the producer wishes to export produce outside of the United States.
Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) is the full GLOBALG.A.P. certification program and covers all agriculture, aquaculture, livestock, and horticulture production. This certification also examines other aspects of food production and the supply chain, including chain of custody and compound feed manufacturing. IFA is revised every four years and is currently in its fourth version.
We are excited to take on this project and even more excited to start offering it to our valued clients. For more information on any of the current or future food safety programs offered by PJRFSI, please call us at 1-877-663-1160.
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