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PARIS, 8th September 2016 – The GFSI Board of Directors is pleased to announce a new scope extension. The PrimusGFS scheme has been successfully benchmarked by GFSI and has achieved recognition against the GFSI Guidance Document Sixth Edition for Scope J – Provision of Storage and Distribution Services.

After a successful benchmarking process with an independent multi-stakeholder benchmarking committee and a four-week public consultation, the final benchmark review was carried out by benchmark committee leader, Vince Craig, Director, Meadowbrae Technical Services.

This comes in addition to the previously recognised scopes:

  • BI Farming of Plants
  • BII Farming of Grains and Pulses
  • D Pre Processing Handling of Plant Products
  • EII Processing of Plant Perishable Products
  • EIII Processing of Animal and Plant Perishable Products (Mixed Products)
  • EIV Processing of Ambient Stable Products

According to Rebeca Perez, Azzule’s Director of Quality Assurance and Scheme Management, “We are delighted to achieve this scope of extension GFSI recognition. We believe that it will help us to better serve the food safety needs of food producers worldwide, and we are proud of the PrimusGFS scheme’s latest achievement and look forward to future developments”.


About PrimusGFS

PrimusGFS is a Food Safety focused scheme that has been developed by Azzule and been used for many years by different parties of the fresh produce industry. It is designed to be used at many stages of the distribution chain, including the primary production and manufacturing sectors. The main objectives of Azzule with the PrimusGFS scheme are to increase the recognition of the scheme by European buyers and increase the number of organizations using the scheme around the world. https://www.primusgfs.com/


The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is an industry-driven initiative providing thought leadership and guidance on food safety management systems necessary for safety along the supply chain. This work is accomplished through collaboration between the world’s leading food safety experts from retail, manufacturing and food service companies, as well as international organisations, governments, academia and service providers to the global food industry. They meet together at technical working group and stakeholder meetings, conferences and regional events to share knowledge and promote a harmonized approach to managing food safety across the industry. www.mygfsi.com

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