Café Hours Series: GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance Transition to Version 6

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Written by Jacob Guth on Tuesday, March 19, 2024
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Need to learn more about GLOBALG.A.P.’s transition to Version 6? Please join us for our monthly Café Hours series with approved GLOBALG.A.P. Trainer Astrid Goplen. 

GLOBALG.A.P. is updating their flagship food safety audit and certification, the Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard, from Version 5.4-1-GFS to Version 6. It is estimated that this change will be mandatory for all audits after July 1, 2024. 

CCOF knows version changes can be stressful, so we want to help producers prepare by hosting a series of three-day formal trainings that result in a certificate; these are deep dives and can be helpful in rewriting your food safety plan or for becoming a GLOBALG.A.P. auditor. 

Additionally, CCOF is offering a monthly Café Hours series, where Astrid Goplen will answer your questions and provide resources to help you make the necessary changes to your food safety plan and practices in the run up to this year’s audit season. 

Bring your Version 6 transition questions to Café Hours and prepare for a successful 2024 GLOBALG.A.P. IFA audit. 

More about the trainer: Astrid Goplen is originally from Denmark and has a Master of Sciences (MSc) in Agricultural Science from University of Copenhagen. She has over 25 years of experience in North American agricultural industries with a focus on growing, harvest, and handling of crops. Astrid started in the United States involved in graduate student programs in crop pest management at Washington State University. Astrid has continued her involvement with the Pacific Northwest (PNW) crop research communities while specializing for over two decades as a professional pest management consultant for perennial crop growers. Over the past 10-plus years, Astrid has incorporated an active role in the field of implementation of food safety and environmental sustainability programs specific to growing, harvesting, and handling of crops, including in roles as Safe Quality Food (SQF), GLOBALG.A.P. and Sustainability Certifications auditor, and as CB GLOBALG.A.P. Scheme Manager and Trainer. Astrid currently works with CCOF as CCOF’s GLOBALG.A.P. Registered Trainer.

Event Details
Version 6 Transition Café Hours: 

Online/Event Registration
Registration: None needed. 

Cost: This Café Hours series is free to the public.  

More Information
To learn more about this event or for questions about food safety certification, contact the CCOF’s Food Safety Program at fsdepartment@ccof.org