What are my options for food safety certification? Is there only one standard for farms?

GLOBALG.A.P. has different levels of certification programs to meet the needs of different buyers. Be sure to talk to your buyers to determine which level of certification you need!

We are able to offer certification to the following GLOBALG.A.P. standards:

  • IFA 4.0 Crops Base: Integrated Farm Assurance – GFSI benchmarked. Top-level program. Important for exports.
  • PSS: Produce Safety Standard – GFSI-benchmarked but includes ONLY food safety standards. Subset of IFA.
  • Harmonized Standard (U.S. only) – Not yet GFSI-benchmarked. Developed by the United Fresh working group.
  • LOCALG.A.P. (previously known as Primary Farm Assurance, or PFA) – Not GFSI-benchmarked. Simplified standard with Basic/Foundation and Intermediate levels. A stepping stone to full IFA or PSS certification.