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The second edition of the Global Markets Programme Primary Production Toolkit, which was released in 2018, has been translated into Japanese and published on the new GFSI website. It can be accessed through the GFSI Library, or by clicking here.

 

The Global Markets Programme is a food safety management programme developed by GFSI to improve food safety throughout the food supply chain. GFSI aims to develop effective food safety management systems through a process of continuous improvement that enables companies to obtain a GFSI-recognised certification.

 

The second edition of the Global Market Programme Primary Production Toolkit is designed to help companies meet food safety requirements for the production, harvesting and packaging of fruits, vegetables, cereals, legumes and edible fungi. In addition, the user guide explains the requirements, which were written in easy-to-understand language and show what producers must do based on the checklist.

 

The following comments are from Mr. Watanabe of ITO EN, LTD., and Ms. Tajitsu of Harada Tea Processing Co., Ltd., on behalf of GFSI Japan Local Group – Primary Products Working Group, who contributed to the development of second edition of the Japanese version of the Global Markets Programme Primary Production Toolkit.

 

Mr. Watanabe:

As a task of the Primary Products Working Group, we were finally able to release the Global Markets Programme Primary Production Toolkit in Japanese after about a year and a half. I would like to express my gratitude once again to Ms. Tajitsu, who has been leading this process, and all our members. We hope that everyone involved in the production, processing and trading of agricultural products will utilise the Global Market Programme Toolkit to improve food safety.

 

Ms. Tajitsu:

Thanks to the efforts of the members of the Primary Products Working Group, we have released the second edition of the Japanese version of the Global Market Programme Primary Production Toolkit. The release of Japanese version is not the end of our food safety journey. As the Primary Products Working Group, we’d like to evolve the Global Markets Programme into something easy to understand. We hope that you will be able to use it widely in various situations, such as self-inspection by farmers and second-party audits. It’d be highly appreciated if you’d give us feedback.

 

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