Produce Handling Assurance Standard FG Produce Handling Assurance Standard FG

Produce Handling Assurance Standard Focus Group (PHA FG)

GLOBALG.A.P. is developing a new standard for packing houses applicable in North America (USA, Canada, Mexico) and select international facilities.  This standard will satisfy a clear need for an integrated GLOBALG.A.P. solution that can extend to independent packhouses. We are aiming for a Summer 2018 launch.  The new standard will not apply to processing.

The standards development process follows:

  1. Focus Group: November 2017-January 2018
  2. Field trials: beginning February 2018
  3. Public consultation: May-June 2018
  4. Standard publication and implementation: Summer 2018
  5. Application for GFSI recognition: 2018

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


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