GlobalGAP is an internationally recognized standard with a crucial objective: assisting producers in implementing safe, sustainable and socially
responsible farming practices worldwide which will in turn help the producers
gain optimal market access.

The Global G.A.P. standards that CCI offers are the GlobalGAP
Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA), the Harmonized Produce Safety
Standard (HPSS) as well as as Produce Handling Assurance (PHA).
These standards are GFSI Benchmarked and cover Good Agricultural
Practices, using the GlobalGAP normative documents applicable to
these standards.

IFA and HPSS cover crops growing, harvest and handling. ​IFA and HPSS is available as Option 1 Single-site, Multi-site as well as QMS/Option 2.

PHA is a stand-alone Global G.A.P. standard for produce packing and storage. PHA is available as Option 1 Single-site and Option 1 Multi-site without QMS.
CCI offers all these 3 standards for Global G.A.P. Sub-scopes: Fruit and Vegetable (FV), Combinable Crops (including hemp) (CC) and Hops (HO). ​


Certification Criteria:     

The IFA, HPSS and PHA standards consist of General Rules, Control Points and

Compliance Criteria. The GFSI benchmarked versions of IFA, HPSS and PHA

are all accepted by large retailers in North America.
The IFA (Integrated Farm Assurance) Standard is a globally harmonized scheme for Good Agricultural Practices. The IFA standard includes among other food safety, environmental sustainability and worker welfare components. IFA v5.3 is GFSI benchmarked.

The HPSS (Harmonized Produce Safety) Standard is designed to serve the needs of US produce industries and those selling into the US produce markets. HPSS is designed to include the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule (FSMA PSR) requirements. HPSS v1.2 is GFSI benchmarked.

The PHA (Produce Handling Assurance) Standard provides stand-alone food safety certification for post-harvest activities such as cooling, packing and storage. PHA can as needed be used in
conjunction with IFA or HPSS farm audits for a complete produce production, packing, storing and traceability certification program. PHA is designed to include the FSMA PSR requirements.

PHA v1.2 meets GFSI Requirements.

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