PJRFSI Announces GLOBALG.A.P. Certification
- GlobalG.A.P. Harmonized Produce Safety Standard (HPSS) is a food safety standard newly added to the PJRFSI list of offerings. Facilitated by the United Fresh Produce Association, the Harmonized Standards are aligned with the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. In addition, the standard includes the Produce GAP Harmonization Initiative’s Harmonized Standards. This standard is available to US fruit and vegetable producers as well as those selling into the US market and is benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Group certification (Option 2) in the GlobalG.A.P. system is allowed. For more information on Global GAP certification contact us at
(248) 519-2523 for a Project Manager in your area or email email@example.com.
GLOBALG.A.P 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.
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 version 5.2.
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 (248) 519-2523.
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