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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Focus Group

GLOBALG.A.P. is developing an Add-on to our Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) Standard for Fruit/Vegetables that will complete our coverage of the FDA's FSMA Produce Rule. The Add-on content is based on the FSMA Guide and Self-Assessment that we published in December 2016.  We have received overwhelming affirmation of the need for an auditable FSMA solution for producers in the USA and around the world with USA as a destination market. We are aiming for a Q1 2018 launch.

As we develop the FSMA Add-on, we are working directly with stakeholders to ensure that we are creating the best-fit solution for the industry.  The following experts in GLOBALG.A.P. and FSMA comprise a Focus Group that is reviewing and commenting on the draft Control Points and Compliance Criteria, and the Add-on Rules.

Focus Group: December 2017/January 2018

Public Consultation : February/March 2018

Publication and market launch: March/April 2018


Please contact committees@globalgap.org if you are interested in contributing to this process. You can download the Terms of Reference for the FSMA FG here.

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