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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires specific practices to be implemented and followed for the production, handling, and import of food products. To support implementation efforts at the producer level, GLOBALG.A.P. offers its FSMA Produce Safety Rule Add-on to address control points found in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule (FSMA PSR).

Available to producers growing fruit and vegetables in the US, as well as producers outside the US who anticipate their products will be exported to the US market.

Designed to be paired with the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance Standard for Fruit and Vegetables (IFA FV).

Assessed by a third party during the annual GLOBALG.A.P. certification inspection.

Aids producers in identifying FSMA requirements that must be addressed at the farm level when accompanied by IFA FV certification.

Inspection reports and certificates for IFA FV and the FSMA PSR Add-on can be provided to importers, retailers, and other value-chain participants as evidence of a producer’s efforts toward FSMA implementation.

The FSMA PSR Add-on certificate is not an assurance or guarantee of FSMA compliance, as legal compliance can only be determined by a regulatory authority, such as the FDA.