Primus Standard GAP/GMP

Primus Standard (non-GFSI) audits are focused on Food Safety within the Agricultural sector and includes horticultural, grains and pulses). They are a great stepping stone to a GFSI level audits, for example a PrimusGFS audit.   


Primus Standard Audits define two fundamental areas that a company should consider in the operation of their products:

  • Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) and /or Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) 

  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) System


Certification Options:


  • GAP – Ranch, Harvest Crew and Greenhouse

  • GMP – Cooling & Cold Storage, Packinghouse (with or without HACCP)

  • GMP – Processing with HACCP

  • GMP – Storage & Distribution, Packaging (without HACCP)

The Primus Standard General Regulation, Checklists, Questions and Expectations and Guidance documents can be found at:

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The Toolkit for the Primus Standard is not associated with any particular certification body.  It is a public domain-type tool for those who are developing a food safety program under the Primus Standard.  CCI and other legally franchised certification body's use this tool for the basis of developing food safety programs.  Primus Standard audits conducted by CCI accept this tool.