Virtual Produce GAPs Harmonized Standard Auditor Training


October 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to October 22, 2021 - 4:00pm
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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

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.