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Spring Newsletter 05/2019
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Our Team is Growing!

Robin Rose (Allan) Foster has joined GLOBALG.A.P. North America to deliver food safety and sustainability certification solutions to producers, packers, and shippers of fresh fruit and vegetables.





New Integrated Farm Assurance Version 5.2

Find out what’s new in our Integrated Farm Assurance v5.2






FSMA PSR Add-on Version 1.1 Now Available


GLOBALG.A.P. offers an Add-on free of charge to address control points found in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule (PSR) that are not directly covered by GLOBALG.A.P.’s Integrated Farm Assurance Fruit and Vegetables Standard. V1.1 is now available in both English and Spanish. You may also download the new Guide with the detailed comparison of our Add-on with the FSMA PSR.











Produce Handling Assurance Version 1.1 Now Available

The GLOBALG.A.P. Produce Handling Assurance Standard (PHA) covers pre-process production steps after the point of harvest for crops including cooling, packing, re-packing, handling, and storage of produce for human consumption. PHA v1.1 is now available in English.



Nomination Period for New Board Members

You can shape the future of GLOBALG.A.P! Our Board is made up of an equal number of elected producer and retailer representatives and is chaired by one of its members. If your organization is a GLOBALG.A.P. member, you are eligible for nomination. Please reach out to GGNA staff for support if you are interested.





Group Certification Webinar Now Online

Explore the GLOBALG.A.P. certification system for producer groups – a certificate accepted by retailers worldwide – to understand how efficient and effective group certification works. Under this option, farmers must have an internal management and control system, perform individual self-inspections and group internal inspections before receiving an external verification by a certification body.

Group Certification Webinar





Residue Monitoring System Checklist Now Available


In order to ensure a harmonized interpretation and level of consistency, GLOBALGA.P. has established control points and compliance criteria as the minimum requirements that all residue monitoring systems shall comply with in order to be considered compliant with the GLOBALG.A.P. requirements. Search for "residue monitoring" in the GLOBALG.A.P. Document Center to download the Checklist.





Harmonized Standard Training - May 7-8

United Fresh has created a discount code for GLOBALG.A.P. attendees: GAP. Anyone registering on behalf of GLOBALG.A.P. may register as a non-member with the code, which will apply 25% off and bring the price down to the United Fresh member rate.

VISIT US AT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS

Western Food Safety Summit

1-2 May | Salinas, CA



United Fresh Convention and Expo
10-12 June | Chicago, IL

Business Suite #1010

RSVP for the GLOBALG.A.P.-sponsored Food Safety Community Reception on June 11th.

Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit

17-19 October | Anaheim, CA

Booth # 4115





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