Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule Add-on (FSMA PSR)

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

To support implementation efforts at the producer level, GLOBALG.A.P. is offering this add-on 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. The FSMA PSR Add-on may be used by producers growing fruit and vegetables in the US, as well as producers outside the US who anticipate their products will be exported to the US market.

The FSMA PSR Add-on is designed to be paired with the Integrated Farm Assurance Standard for Fruit and Vegetables (IFA FV).

The control points found in the FSMA PSR Add-on will be reviewed by an auditor during the annual certification audit.

The FSMA PSR Add-on plus IFA FV certificates can be provided to retailers and other value-chain participants as evidence of a producer’s efforts toward FSMA implementation.  

"FSMA Observers" have access to audit reports, non-conformity summaries and corrective action reports in the GLOBALG.A.P. database.

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




FSMA PSR Add-on overview, 11 June 2018 -  Recording (1 hour)

FSMA PSR Add-on training for CBs 19 April 2018 -   Recording (2 hours)

FSMA PSR Add-on training for Farm Assurers 23 April 2018 –  Recording (2 hours)

FSMA PSR Add-on training for Public 16 May 2018 -  Recording (2 hours)

FSMA Add-on training -   Presentation

FSMA PSR Add-on Documents

FSMA Flyer English (220 KB)  Spanish (230 KB)


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)