GLOBALG.A.P. has different programs to meet the needs of different buyers. Be sure to talk to your buyers to determine which program level you need! Food Safety Certifications and Assessments:
- IFA: Integrated Farm Assurance – GFSI benchmarked certification. Top-level program. Important for exports. Includes food safety, traceability, environmental welfare, and worker welfare.
- PSS: Produce Safety Standard – GFSI benchmarked certification, but includes ONLY food safety standards. Subset of IFA above. Great for producers selling to larger regional and national retailers.
- localg.a.p. North America – Assessment only; not a certification and not GFSI benchmarked. Simplified standard with basic/foundation and intermediate levels. A stepping stone to full IFA or PSS certification. Provides producers with an audit report for buyers to review and aides in developing a solid food safety plan.
- NEW! HPSS: Harmonized Produce Safety Standard – GFSI benchmark. Incorporates United Fresh’s Harmonized Standards and will replace the PSS above.
For more information about eligibility, program benefits, and requirements, review the CCOF GLOBALG.A.P. Certification Program Manual.