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Draft Harmonized Standards Open for Comment

Draft Harmonized Standards Open for Comment

In July 2016 the Produce GAPs Harmonization Technical Working Group (TWG) updated the Harmonized Standards Field Operations and Harvesting and Post-harvest Standards after considering a number of changes recommended to bring them more in line with the FSMA Produce Safety rule and GFSI requirements.

The TWG approved many of the recommended changes and the revised standards are now available in draft form on the Initiative’s website. To submit a comment for consideration by the TWG, please contact Jennifer McEntire, Vice President of Food Safety & Technology for United Fresh.

When submitting a comment, please identify the standard to which you are referring (Field Operations & Harvesting or Post-harvest Operations), the section number, and your comment. All new updates to the standards appear in red text when you click on the links below. Public comments are open until November 21, 2016.

Draft Harmonized Standards: