Fruit & Vegetables (FV) Certification (GFSI Recognized Scheme): IFA, PSS, and HPSS
The Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard emphasizes the holistic approach to farm assurance certification and is applicable worldwide.
The Harmonized Produce Safety Standard (HPSS) focuses on food safety and traceability elements. The main difference with the PSS is that HPSS is applicable to any producer growing and trading within the American continent. Moreover, producers around the world, selling to those buyers (especially in North America) requesting this certification, may now also use this standard.