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GLOBALG.A.P. Produce Safety Assurance Standard

Designed for regions where producers and their customers require only a food safety solution, the new Produce Safety Assurance Standard V5. based on the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) Standard and consists of only the food safety elements.

The GLOBALG.A.P. Produce Safety Assurance Standard covers the certification of food safety elements throughout a product’s entire agricultural production process, from before the plant is in the ground (origin and propagation material control points) to the packaging.

The Produce Safety Assurance Standard offers several benefits to producers:

  1. It reduces food safety risks in primary production by encouraging the development and adoption of national and regional farm assurance schemes, with a clear risk-assessed reference standard based on HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points) serving both the consumer and the food supply chain.
  2. It increases integrity by defining and enforcing a common level of auditor competence, verification status, reporting, and harmonizing interpretation of compliance criteria.

In future, producers will have the opportunity to gradually reach the GLOBALG.A.P. IFA certification level by adding various modules.

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