Yes! CCOF maintains a food safety resource page to help get you started.
- Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) - The IFA standard is the top tier GLOBALG.A.P. standard and is great for those exporting outside of the US and especially to the European Union.
- IFA certification includes topics above and beyond food safety, like worker welfare and environmental sustainability.
- Harmonized Produce Safety Standard (HPSS) - The HPSS is a standard developed by United Fresh and used by GLOBALG.A.P. and other organizations like the USDA.
CCOF offers food safety certification to fruit and vegetable producers and packing houses with minimal processing. We have several programs available providing total supply chain coverage.
We have heard loud and clear from our members that they want to comply with the requirements of FSMA and their buyers, but are concerned about the cost, time, and paperwork burden of dealing with another certification program. In addition, organic producers need a food safety program that works in harmony with the USDA NOP requirements. We see the value in offering a food safety certification program that not only respects and encourages organic systems, but also streamlines the paperwork and inspection process.
Confirmation of your continuation in the CCOF GLOBALG.A.P. certification program is required annually. Complete this form and pay your invoice at least 30 days prior to your annual harvest anniversary date.
Learn about the field-level food safety services that CCOF has to offer!
This manual describes the standards that apply to operations joining CCOF’s GLOBALG.A.P. program.
This contract for certification includes basic business information and confirms your intent to obtain GLOBALG.A.P. certification from CCOF.