Primus Standard Audits
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Confidence in Compliance
Primus Standard Audits are supported by PrimusLabs’ 30 years of industry experience and powered by Azzule Systems smart, integrated technology. The scope of Primus Standard Audits is focused on the food safety of agricultural sector products (including horticultural, grains, and pulses) designated for human consumption. Primus Standard Audits establish a series of requirements for managing the production, handling, processing, and storing operations, which should be considered for consumers’ safety.
Effective December 1, 2020, Primus Standard Audits V20.06 will be available for use, though the earlier version of Primus Standard Audits GAP V7.04 and GMP V14.09 will also be available during a transition period. After July 1, 2021, only V20.06 can be used.
This series of checklists is updated regularly to follow government regulations and buyer expectations. Primus Standard Audits version 20.06 incorporate FDA FSMA requirements, along with updates for Good Agricultural Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices. The Produce Safety Rule is included within the Primus Standard Audits templates for Farm, Indoor Agriculture, Harvest Crew, and Facility for those operations that must meet those rule requirements. For facility operations, an updated, voluntary addendum covers FDA FSMA’s Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule.
V20.06 also offers the option of remote auditing as an alternative to on-site inspections. As a widely accepted food safety audit standard, Primus Standard Audits continue to work with buyers and retailers to offer the industry affordable 3rd party audit options and 2nd party audit tools.
Approved Certification Bodies
GAP Documentation V20.06
GAP : HARVEST CREW
GAP : FARM
GAP : INDOOR AGRICULTURE
GMP Documentation V20.06
GMP : WITHOUT HACCP
GMP : WITH HACCP
PREVENTIVE CONTROLS ADDENDUM
Documentación BPA V20.06
BPA: CUADRILLA DE COSECHA
Documentación BPM V20.06
BPM SIN HACCP
Lista de comprobación: BPM sin HACCP
Preguntas y Expectativas: BPM sin HACCP
Guías de Interpretación: Empaque
Guías de Interpretación: Centro de Distribución y Almacenamiento
Guías de Interpretación: Cuarto Frío / Almacenamiento en Frío
BPM CON HACCP
ADENDA CONTROLES PREVENTIVOS
GAP Documentation V07.04
Primus Standard Audits General Regulations
GAP : Harvest Crew
GAP : Ranch
GAP : Green House
GMP Documentation V14.09
GMP : Cooling / Cold Storage
GMP : Cooling / Cold Storage with HACCP
GMP : Packinghouse without HACCP
GMP : Packinghouse with HACCP
GMP : Processing with HACCP
GMP in Mandarin
GMP : Storage and Distribution Center
GMP : Packaging
Documentación BPA V07.04
Regulaciones Generales ``Primus Standard``
BPA: Cuadrilla de Cosecha
Documentación BPM V14.09
BPM: Cuarto Frío / Almacenamiento en Frío
BPM: Cuarto Frío / Almacenamiento en Frío con HACCP
BPM: Empacadora sin HACCP
BPM: Empacadora con HACCP
BPM: Procesadora con HACCP
BPM: Centro de distribución y almacenamiento
BPM: Auditoria de Material de Empaque
Primus FSMA Addendums V17.12
*Only use in conjuntion with Primus Standard Audits GAP V7.04 and GMP V14.09
GENERAL REGULATIONS PRIMUS PRODUCE RULE AND PREVENTIVE CONTROLS ADDENDUM V17.12
CHECKLIST PRIMUS PRODUCE RULE ADDENDUM - RANCH V17.12
CHECKLIST PRIMUS PRODUCE RULE ADDENDUM-HARVEST CREW V17.12
CHECKLIST PRIMUS PRODUCE RULE ADDENDUM – GREENHOUSE V17.12
CHECKLIST PRIMUS PREVENTIVE CONTROLS ADDENDUM-GMP V17.12
QUESTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS PRIMUS PRODUCE RULE ADDENDUM-RANCH V17.12
QUESTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS PRIMUS PRODUCE RULE ADDENDUM-HARVEST CREW V17.12
QUESTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS PRIMUS PRODUCE RULE ADDENDUM – GREENHOUSE V17.12
QUESTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS PRIMUS PREVENTIVE CONTROLS ADDENDUM-GMP V17.12
PRIMUS FSMA ADDENDUMS REVISION UPDATES
Recognition of Major Buyers
Designed to be align with buyer requirements and domestic regulations with standards and industry feedback. It's currently utilized to meet the standards of major buyers.
A Focus on Food Safety
Primus Standard Audits are designed to be specific and informative. The focus on food safety and descriptive nature of the questions guides the auditee to a better understanding of food safety requirements.
Automated Delivery & Transfers
Seamless audit movement between Azzule data management platforms for immediate acceptance by brokers, importers, and buyers.
Smart Audit Capabilities
We see the integration of services as a major benefit to our clients in that Primus Standard Audits was the first to deliver reports electronically to the Azzule Platform, innovating with each new release and continuous feedback from our clients.
Primus Standard Audits and their systems are part of a smart, integrated network of third party supply chain services, certification bodies, food safety laboratories, all working together via the Azzule platform to serve a network of tens of thousands of suppliers and buyers.