PrimusGFS Documentation Version_2.1-2

The information provided pertains to the PrimusGFS Version v2.1-2 certification audit.  Version v2.1 was benchmarked under the GFSI Guidance Document 5th Edition in February 2014.  Key documents are the PGFS General Regulations, Questions/Expectations & Interpretation Guidelines. Other important documents are the Standards & Checklists.Please register for your PrimusGFS audit with Ceres Certifications International within the PrimusGFS Azzule database at: If you have applied for a previous audit & unable to locate your registration number, please click on to retrieve it. Please also complete CCI's application by clicking on the link below. If you have any questions, contact CCI at &

Why PrimusGFS?

The initiative to standardize audit schemes created the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) to move the produce industry one step closer to global food safety harmonization.  PrimusGFS is a GFSI recognized audit for the certification of Agricultural products which includes horticulture, grains & pulses.


Why choose Ceres Certifications (CCI) as your Certifying Body?

It’s simple!  It is CCI's mission and pledge to provide the best quality of service, the highest quality of auditors and strive to have the highest turnaround, from application to becoming PrimusGFS certified.    


CCI is approved by Azzule systems, PrimusGFS scheme owner, to perform certified PrimusGFS audits.  CCI is accredited annually under ISO/IEC 17065 (or equivalent) by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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