PrimusGFS v3 has been successfully benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiatiive (GFSI).
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Introduction to PrimusGFS

PrimusGFS Version 3.0 (May 2018) has been successfully benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), achieving recognition against the GFSI Guidance Document 7.1 Edition.

Version 3.0 features some significant modifications. First, it has simultaneously incorporated all FSMA requirements, including those of the Produce Safety Rule, Preventive Controls for Human Food, and the Sanitary Transportation Rule, as well as other regulatory requirements, such as the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, along with the standards of Version 7.1 of GFSI’s Guidance Documents for both Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

PrimusGFS V3.0 will become mandatory January 1st, 2019 and all audits conducted after this date must use the new version.

PrimusGFS Version 3.0 audits are composed of several modules and their applicability depends on the type of operation being audited:

Module 1 Food Safety Management System (FSMS) Applicable to all operations
Module 2 Farm Applicable for farm operations
Module 3 Indoor Agriculture Applicable for indoor agriculture operations
Module 4 Harvest Crew Applicable harvest crew operations
Module 5 Facility Applicable for all facility operations
Module 6 Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Applicable for all facility operations
Module 7 Preventive Control (PC) Optional to all facility operation
PrimusGFS Audit Documents
PrimusGFS Version 3.0

Please note that some of these documents have undergone formatting change to improve quality when the document is printed. These changes do not affect the content of the documents.

General Regulations
PrimusGFS v3.0 Questions and Expectations
PrimusGFS v3.0 Interpretation Guidelines
PrimusGFS v3.0 Checklists
PrimusGFS v3.0 Glossary
Summary of Changes to v3.0
PrimusGFS Version 2.1-2c
PrimusGFS Version 2.1-2c General Regulations
PrimusGFS Standard

This document is the scheme standard, and briefly explains the requirements of each subsection of the PrimusGFS scheme; it must be used in conjunction with the General Regulations, Questions and Expectations, and Guideline Interpretation documents.

PrimusGFS Questions and Expectations PrimusGFS Version 2.1-2c
PrimusGFS Interpretation Guidelines Version 2.1-2c
PrimusGFS Version 2.1-2c Checklists
Primus FSMA Addendums