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Virtual Produce GAPs Harmonized Standard Auditor Training


Monday, October 19 (12pm) - Thursday, October 22, 2020 (4pm US/Eastern)
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This virtual four half-day training will 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 fourth day featuring the GLOBALG.A.P. HPSS riders/addendum. You must attend the full workshop to receive the certificate.

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 https://www.unitedfresh.org/food-safety/gap-harmonization-initiative/.

Trainers for this workshop will include Dr. Emily Griep and Dr. Jennifer McEntire with United Fresh, Rebecca Anderson with GLOBALG.A.P. Steve Warshawer from Winrock International, and Jennifer Dougherty, Team Lead, USDA-AMS.

Related Web Pages and Sites:
GAP Harmonization Initiative

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

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 10/19/2020
Name Price Available To
Non Member Rate $695.00   Non-Members
Member Rate $495.00   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.


Sponsors and Sponsorship Information:

This training is sponsored by the 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
Email: kmcgowan@unitedfresh.org