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Technical Working Group Meeting to be held in Minneapolis on July 20

The Produce GAPs Harmonization Initiative Technical Working Group (TWG) will hold a one-day meeting at Target Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN on July 20.

The TWG will consider a number of changes to the Harmonized Standards that have been recommended to bring them more in line with the FSMA Produce Safety rule and GFSI requirements.  Dr. David Gombas will be leading the meeting as United Fresh serves as the Secretariat for the Initiative.

The TWG is open to all who wish to participate. To RSVP for the meeting, please use this doodle link and let Erin Grether know you will be attending. Meeting details and other logistics will be provided to those that RSVP. Please feel free to pass this meeting invitation on to other colleagues you think should be in attendance.

For more information about the Produce GAPs Harmonization Initiative, contact Erin Grether at 202.303.3402.


The Produce GAP Harmonization Initiative is an all-industry effort including growers, shippers, produce buyers, government agencies, audit organizations and other stakeholders. The goal of the Produce GAPs Harmonization Initiative is one audit by any credible third party, acceptable to all buyers. The Initiative developed food safety Good Agricultural Practices standards and audit checklists for pre- and post-harvest operations, applicable to all fresh produce commodities, all sizes of on-farm operations and all regions in the U.S., and has made them available for use by any operation or audit organization at no cost in English and Spanish.