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Produce GAPs Harmonized Standard Auditor Training

Tuesday, May 7 (8am) - Wednesday, May 8, 2019 (5pm US/Eastern)
North Carolina Farm Bureau
5301 Glenwood Ave [map]
Raleigh, NC 27612

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This two-day training will be held at North Carolina Farm Bureau and feature the official training materials developed by the Produce GAPs Harmonization Initiative Calibration Committee, designed to standardize food safety auditors’ use and expectations of the combined, Pre- and Post-harvest Harmonized Standards. The course will include an optional add-on at the end of the second day featuring the GLOBALG.A.P. HPSS riders/addendum.

While specifically targeted towards auditors who offer audits/certifications to the Harmonized Standard, this training is open to all audit organization members, growers, and other interested parties currently using the harmonized standards. The training will cover the details of what an auditor should expect to see at an operation, how an auditor evaluates an operation based on the evidence they observe, and how evaluations may change based on different scenarios.

Information about the Harmonized Standards, including downloadable versions of the Field Operations and Harvesting, Post-harvest Operations, and Combined Standards, is available at

Related Web Pages and Sites:
GAP Harmonization Initiative

Registration Includes:

Registration includes lunch and breakfast, as well as training materials, sponsored by the National Farmers Union.

Who Should Attend:

Primary: 3rd party auditors who plan to audit to the Harmonized Standards; GLOBALG.A.P. auditors

Secondary: Fresh produce growers who want to operate to the Harmonized Standards, extension and other food safety resources for growers and packers, and anyone else interested in learning about the Harmonized Standards

Meeting Attire:

Casual to Business Casual

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 05/03/2019
Name Price Available To
Non Member Rate $995.00   Non-Members
Member Rate $750.00   United Fresh Members

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Cancellations must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the start date of the training to be issued a refund, less a $50 cancellation fee. Due to the unique nature and limited size of this course, cancellations made less than two weeks will not be issued a refund. Company substitutions are acceptable.

General Hotel Information:

There are many hotels in the area near the meeting location, so please feel free to make a reservation at the hotel of your choice. Nearby area hotels are listed below for your convenience:

Comfort Inn and Suites Crabtree Valley
6209 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 782-1112

Extended Stay America – Raleigh Crabtree Valley
4810 Bluestone Dr
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 510-8551

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
4500 Marriott Dr
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 781-7000

Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Crabtree
4700 Creedmoor Rd
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 881-0000

Super 8 by Wyndham Raleigh
5110 Hollyridge Dr
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 999-3403

Travel Information:

The nearest airport is Raleigh-Durham International (RDU).

Sponsors and Sponsorship Information:

Co-Sponsored by GLOBALG.A.P, Carolina Farm Stewardship & National Farmers Union

For more information please contact:

Katie McGowan
Food Safety Coordinator
United Fresh Produce Association
Phone: (202) 303-3402
Fax: (202) 303-3433