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PrimusGFS

PrimusGFS is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized audit that includes the following scopes: Farming of Plants, Farming of Grains and Pulses, Pre-processing Handling of Plant Products, Processing of Plant Perishable Products, Processing of Animal and Plant Perishable Products (Mixed Products), Processing of Ambient Stable Products, and Provision of Storage and Distribution Services.

The Normative Documents explaining the certification process, PGFS General Regulations, Questions & Expectations, Interpretation Guidelines, and audit checklists can be found here: PrimusGFS Version 3.2 | PrimusGFS

Version 3.2 brings updates to address: the GFSI v2020.1 benchmarking requirements, stakeholder feedback, continued focus on FDA FSMA’s Produce Safety and Preventive Control for Human Food, relevant recent best practice updates from commodity specific guidance documents, updates to GMP Applicability Charts, the addition of new corrective action closure requirements, updated scientific research metrics (e.g. mitigation buffer distances, produce wash water anti-microbial metrics), refined and improved GAP pesticide questions, and updates to question flow concerns where necessary (e.g., harvest practice questions).

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