Supporting Growers to Become GroupGAP Certified

FoodLogiQ leadership will be offering their industry expertise this week at the National Good Food Network’s 3rd Biennial Food Hub Conference, a gathering of nearly 500 growers hosted by the Wallace Center at Winrock International. FoodLogiQ Co-Founder Andrew Kennedy will help lead a session on pursuing GroupGAP certification during a half-day training event on Tuesday, March 29th. During the GroupGAP Intensive Workshop growers attending will receive a hands-on session to map out their path to certification using results from a national pilot.

New FSMA rules: Produce, Foreign Suppliers and Third-Party Accreditation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published three more final rules as part of implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). These new rules affect international and domestic produce growers, address import safety and outline guidance for food companies importing from foreign suppliers as well as outline a plan for establishing a comprehensive and reliable program for third‐party audits and certification of foreign food facilities. Here's a breakdown of each new rule with just a couple of the highlights:

Wallace Center and FoodLogiQ partner to support USDA’s GroupGAP program

The Wallace Center at Winrock International together with FoodLogiQ announced a partnership today to support the recently expanded U.S. Department of Agriculture GroupGAP program. The federal program, officially announced nationally last month at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit, works to support small growers to become compliant with industry-accepted food safety standards.