Each year, nearly 20,000 people from around the world attend the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit to share ideas, promote innovation, and strengthen the industry network. This year’s Fresh Summit took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, October 19-21.

Understanding how to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was identified as a key priority for the producers, packers, and shippers in attendance. GLOBALG.A.P. presented the FSMA Guide and Self-Assessment solution to stakeholders, as well as received feedback for our audited FSMA Add-on module to be launched in the market in early 2018. The Fresh Summit offered a wonderful opportunity to showcase the range of available products GLOBALG.A.P. offers, including solutions like the Harmonized Produce Safety Standard designed specifically for the North American market. The GLOBALG.A.P. team continues to collaborate with the Produce Marketing Association throughout the year, including formal membership in the Science and Technology Committee and impromptu participation in technical meetings and reviews on a variety of key topics.

The 2018 Fresh Summit will be held in Orlando, Florida and the GLOBALG.A.P. team will be looking forward to seeing you there.