Certification Body Information

1. What are the CB requirements to audit against the HPSS?
2. What is the GLOBALG.A.P. fee for this audit?

Current fees for this product can be found in the GLOBALG.A.P. North America fee table.

3. Are the trainings appropriate for CBs?

See here a list of Certification Body Trainings

4. Are there Inspection Methodology and Guidelines for this standard?

Verification and documentation requirements are outlined in the HGAP Standard for use by producers and auditors. A formal GLOBALG.A.P. Implementation and Methodology Guideline is not yet available for the HPSS.

5. What is the current version of this standard, and when will the next revision be released?

Estimated Date of next version release: July 2017 for Version 7 benchmarking.

6. What types of integrity audits occur in support of this standard? What are the paperwork and reporting requirements for the CB?

Information about integrity audits can be found in the General Regulations (533 KB).

7. What are the benefits to a grower?
  • Production focused food safety standard
  • The standard builds on concepts presented in entry-level audits that producers may already be familiar with.