Over the last few years, large U.S. retailers and food service companies have pushed for auditing schemes that are universally accepted worldwide. This drive for standardization of audit schemes created the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a push for auditing companies to benchmark their schemes against the GFSI standards and compliance requirements of food producers. “Once certified, accepted everywhere” is the GFSI vision that is now becoming a reality.
PrimusGFS is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked and fully recognized audit scheme covering both Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) scopes, as well as Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS). The GFSI recognition of the PrimusGFS scheme helps move the produce industry one step closer to the desired goal of global food safety harmonization. The PrimusGFS scheme covers the scope of the supply chain from pre- and to post- farm gate production and provides an integrated supply chain approach.