FSMA PSR add-on: requirements for the US market


In the United States (US), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires specific practices to be implemented and followed for the production, handling, and import of food products.

The FSMA PSR add-on

To support implementation efforts at producer level, GLOBALG.A.P. offers an add-on to the Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard for fruit and vegetables to address the requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule (FSMA PSR).

Provides complete coverage of the FSMA PSR requirements for US-based and international producers who grow fruit and vegetables for the US market

Ensures efficiency for producers by combining the FSMA PSR add-on assessment with their annual IFA audit

Delivers credible verification of a producer's efforts toward FSMA PSR implementation in the form of a certificate of conformance and audit report issued by GLOBALG.A.P. approved certification bodies

Prepares exporters to be "FSMA ready" with products entering the US market

Assures importers that their foreign suppliers are meeting the verification requirements of  the Foreign Supplier Verification Program

Enables transparent online validation of a producer’s compliance status in real time through the GLOBALG.A.P. IT systems


The FSMA PSR add-on certificate of conformance is not an assurance or guarantee of FSMA compliance, as legal compliance can only be determined by a US regulatory authority such as the FDA.

Find out more at www.globalgap.org/fsma

What's new?

The FSMA PSR add-on v1.3 is updated to incorporate the feedback received from FDA through GLOBALG.A.P.’s active participation in their voluntary pilot program evaluating alignment of private third-party food safety audit standards.




For any general questions please contact the GLOBALG.A.P. Customer Support team:



For any technical questions regarding the implementation of the FSMA PSR add-on, please contact the Standards & Technical team:



We wish to extend our sincere appreciation to the many in the GLOBALG.A.P. community who supported the development of this standard. We especially thank the following individuals and businesses:


  • Ricardo Adonis, FDF/Asoex
  • Brenna Benevidez, AgriCare, Inc.
  • Valerie H. Hannig Oppenheimer
  • Rob Koch, Apple Leaf
  • Jessi Moody, Alpine Fresh, Inc.
  • Alexander Ott, Ott & Davison Consulting, LLC
  • John Paap, Jac. Vandenberg, Inc.
  • Robert Peebles, Chelan Fruit Cooperative
  • Natalie Precissi, Grower Direct Marketing, LLC
  • Walter Ram, The Giumarra Companies
  • Gabriela Sandoval, AG Food Safety Solutions
  • Mark Shakespeare, WalMart


  • Control Union
  • LSQA
  • QCS


  • Agricola Lorca S.A. (Peru)
  • Agrícola Mañihuales (Chile)
  • Agropecuaria Pamajosa S.A. (Peru)
  • Christopher Hoyos Garcés (Ecuador)
  • Freddy Hoyos Garcés (Ecuador)
  • Fundo Vilalidia S.A.C. (Peru)
  • Gibran Exportadores De Frutas Cítricas Ltda (Brazil)
  • Juan Jose Noblecilla Garcia (Ecuador)
  • Kibbutz Huqoq (Israel)
  • Mininger Farms (USA)
  • Rogers Orchards Inc. (USA)
  • Royal Packing, LLC (Dole) (USA)
  • Skagit Valley Farms (USA)
  • Standard Fruit Company de Costa Rica (Dole) / Agroindustrial Piñas Del Bosque (Costa Rica)