Harmonized Produce Safety Harmonized Produce Safety

GLOBALG.A.P. HARMONIZED PRODUCE SAFETY STANDARD

The GLOBALG.A.P. Harmonized Produce Safety Standard (HPSS) is a robust food safety standard that includes verbatim the Produce GAP Harmonization Initiative’s Harmonized Standards. Facilitated by the United Fresh Produce Association, the Initiative’s Technical Committee has aligned its Harmonized Standards to the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.

  • Available to US fruit and vegetable producers, and those selling into the US market.
  • Benchmarked by Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and accepted by retailers both in the US and beyond who seek GFSI certified sources.
  • Allows for group certification (Option 2) in the GLOBALG.A.P. system.
  • Aids producers in identifying FSMA requirements that must be addressed at the farm level.
  • Certificates can be provided to importers, retailers, and other value-chain participants as evidence of third-party verified producer’s efforts toward FSMA implementation.

The HPSS certificate is not an assurance or guarantee of FSMA compliance, as legal compliance can only be determined by a regulatory authority, such as the United States Food and Drug Administration.