ISO has a mission to develop international standards in a transparent, open manner, which meet marketplace needs.
Good Agricultural Practices are a logical extension of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points into the fresh produce industry.
If auditors and auditees are prepared, audits can be relatively painless and result in valuable information that sets the stage for continuing process improvement.
Prerequisite programs are absolutely essential for ensuring food safety, as they form the base of a food safety program.
While the U.S. food supply is considered generally safe, a steady stream of high profile food-related illness outbreaks undermines that idea.