Sep 4, 2015
Harmonized Standards now available in Spanish

The Spanish versions of “Field Operations and Harvesting, Post-harvest Operations and the Combined Harmonized Food Safety Standards” are all now official without change and available for use.

The Harmonized Standards were created by a wide spectrum of fresh produce industry stakeholders by merging the requirements of over a dozen well-respected Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) food safety standards. The Harmonized Standards are freely available for use and have been adopted by more than 20 audit organizations, including USDA, GLOBALG.A.P, SQF and the audit organizations mentioned below.

United Fresh thanks the following individuals and their organizations for their skills, time and efforts in translating the “Field Operations and Harvesting and Combined Harmonized Food Safety Standards:”

  • Mario Velasco, Quality Certification Services
  • Steve Eguino, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Georgina Felix, Fresh Produce Association of the Americas
  • Jose Almanza, Food Safety Consulting & Training Solutions, LLC

All three documents are considered final as of Sept. 1. The Harmonized Standards are available for free download.

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