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GLOBALG.A.P. Growers Workshop

IFA Version 5 - Crops Base; Fruits & Vegetables

GLOBALG.A.P. is the internationally recognized scheme for farm production, setting voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe.

This course is designed for food safety and quality team members of all levels who considering GLOBALG.A.P. Certification. This training includes the fundamental documents, processes and procedures upon which GLOBALG.A.P. Standards, inspections and audits are based. Certification assists growers in meeting customer requirements.

The 2-day Version 5 course describes the Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard and includes updates from Version 4. The GFSI Harmonized Produce Safety Standard (HPSS) for North American suppliers is also reviewed.

The 1-day course for Internal Auditing/Inspecting and QMS is for multi-site operations, either Option 2 (Producer Groups) or Option 1 (Single Producer with Single Site or Multiple Sites) with a QMS (Quality Management System).

Enjoy discussions, case studies, and question and answer sessions to understand how the GLOBALG.A.P. system applies in practice.

Courses coming this winter, or contact us for on-site training. Available in English or Spanish.

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SCS Training Fee

Registration Fee: $695/person. Discounts apply for early bird, multiple attendee and multiple course registrations.
Fees include: instructor-led training, course materials binder, lunch and certificate

GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Version 5 - Crops Base; Fruits & Vegetables Agenda

Day One 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Introduction to GLOBALG.A.P.
  • General Regulations: the “rules and regulations” that govern the GLOBALG.A.P farm certification process
  • GLOBALG.A.P. Certification Process
  • Control Points and Compliance Criteria (CPCCs): the check lists used during GLOBALG.A.P audits
  • All Farm – farm‐wide control points that apply to all GLOBALG.A.P. operations

Day Two 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Crops Base – control points for any operation producing crops (i.e. fruit and vegetables, row crops, flowers, etc.)
  • Fruit and Vegetables – control points that apply to GLOBALG.A.P. fruit and vegetable producers
  • Working group activity - Certificates awarded

GLOBALG.A.P. Internal Audit/Inspection & QMS Training - One Day 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Part One: Learn farm auditing and inspection techniques and practices. This “self‐assessment” training teaches the process of auditing/inspecting and how to communicate findings to management. Corrective actions and the preventative measures needed to eliminate a re‐occurrence are also discussed.

Part Two: QMS Training for Option – 1, Multisite, and Option – 2, Group Certification, is for designated persons managing QMS audits for producer groups. Learn how to develop your plan: the organizational structure, policies, procedures, processes and resources needed to implement a Quality Management System (QMS).