|Summer Newsletter 07/2019|
week GLOBALG.A.P. launched
the Produce Safety Assurance Standard.
safety solution is a
subset of the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) Standard and
consists of food safety and traceability control points. The Produce
Safety Assurance Standard is an updated and renamed version of the
GLOBALG.A.P. Produce Safety Standard (PSS).
this solution is available globally, GLOBALG.A.P. North America is
actively promoting the GLOBALG.A.P. Harmonized Produce Safety Standard
(HPSS) as the
preferred food safety solution in our market. HPSS is the Harmonized Standard developed and
United Fresh Produce Association and operated by GLOBALG.A.P. It is
designed by and for the North American market, and aligned with FSMA.
restaurants are owned by more than 21,000 franchisees—small business
owners who operate their neighborhood Subway® restaurants in more than
100 countries around the world. Subway is dedicated to
the highest-quality, safest, and best-tasting sandwiches and meals in
every part of the world.
Train to Comply aims to be the e-training tool of choice for the food supply chain, when it comes to compliance training. It recently launched its new product, GLOBALG.A.P. in a Box, and promotes it as a simple, inexpensive, easy to use membership program that has everything a farmer needs to create and implement a GLOBALG.A.P. program.
is the product of a network of partnerships that extends across the
globe. Our members play a major role in helping us connect producers
and suppliers, improve GLOBALG.A.P. Certification, create a
benchmarking framework and promote food safety, sustainability, worker
safety, animal welfare and environmental protection. To learn
more about membership, download the GGNA membership brochure
and contact Roberta Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
currently allows certification of low-THC hemp under the Integrated
Farm Assurance standard. Restrictions apply to hemp grown for medicinal
and recreation use. We are receiving an increasing number of inquiries
about expanding our scope to allow certification of legally grown hemp
regardless of THC content and/or end use. GLOBALG.A.P. seeks the input
of our stakeholders on the market need for this scope expansion, and
the associated risks. We invite you to complete our survey by August 1.
To get started, please click here. We welcome you to
send any additional
input to email@example.com.
IFA v 5.2 National Interpretation
Farm + Crops + Fruit and Vegetable)
Integrity Report 2018
This is a great way to shine the spotlight on your company. Send us a picture or a short video with your GLOBALG.A.P. Number (GGN) and the GLOBALG.A.P. logo. You will be included in our social media campaign, and be presented on our website and our monthly newsletter. The most striking contributions will be part of our calendar.
GLOBALG.A.P. North America hosted its first business suite and the Food Safety Community Reception at the United Fresh 2019 Convention and Expo. Thank you to GGNA member, United Fresh Produce Association, for this opportunity! Our team had the pleasure of meeting face to face with many of our stakeholders as we advance GLOBALG.A.P. solutions for the industry, including the Integrated Farm Assurance, Harmonized Produce Safety and Produce Handling Assurance standards. The United Fresh event had a fresh look and format, and confirmed more than 5,000 attendees across the fresh produce industry. We’ll see you next year when the event moves to San Diego!
Thank you to our member Hop Growers of America for hosting this Info day on June 25 in Sunnyside, WA. Raina Spence, our Director of Producer Solutions, led two sessions. The first session was an introduction to the GLOBALG.A.P. experience, designed for growers considering certification. She led a discussion on what is happening in the food safety arena, including the structure of rules and regulations, and why we are seeing increased concerns. The second session focused on the GLOBALG.A.P. Hop subscope, allowing for plenty of Q&A. Raina also presented on the SAI Platform Farm Sustainability Assessment Add-on, and Salmon Safe shared its overlay option for streamlined dual certification for growers demonstrating water quality and habitat conservation practices.
Photo by Ann George
Are you interested in hosting a GLOBALG.A.P. Info Day? Please contact Roberta Anderson.
Fresh Produce Association and the United Fresh Tomato Metrics workgroup released
Guidelines in Fall 2018, and recently released the corresponding Food
Safety Programs & Auditing Protocol for the Fresh Tomato Supply
Chain (Tomato Metrics). The final versions are now
available on the Quicklinks section of the HPSS and PHA pages of our website or
from United Fresh GAP Harmonization Initiative
website under the
“Download the Tomato Metrics” tab. Tomato
use Harmonized Produce Safety Standard (HPSS), Integrated Farm
Assurance (IFA), Produce Safety Assurance (PSA) or the Produce Handling
Assurance Standard (PHA) as the base food safety protocol, with the
Tomato Metrics included as an addendum.
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17-19 October | Anaheim, CA
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