Primus Standard GMP and GAP Audit

Growers, Greenhouses, Packhouses, Cooling/Cold Storage, and Distribution Operations

What is Primus Standard GMP and GAP Audit?

Primus Standard Audits provide certification for agricultural products designed for human consumption. The Primus Standard audits cover Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and/or Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Primus Standard GAP & GMP are non-GFSI certifications that apply to ranch, harvest crew, greenhouse, packing house, storage & distribution, cooling/cold storage, and packaging facilities. GMP audits may also include an assessment of a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) system. GAP audits include verification of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as well as adjacent land use, fertilizer usage, water source, pest control, harvesting practices, and food defense. The audit type applicability depends on the operation being audited.

Why Choose SCS?

Choose SCS Global Services for the customer-recognized Primus Standard GAP & GMP audits. SCS professionals provide nearly 40 years of food safety, HACCP, and regulatory expertise. Our highly skilled auditors are technical experts in a wide variety of food safety & agricultural sectors with innumerable hours of field experience. The SCS advantage:

  • Highly dedicated and responsive customer service team
  • Ease and flexibility of audit scheduling
  • Experienced auditors and technical team
  • Competitive pricing; service bundling discounts
  • Unique audit bundling opportunities


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  • Complementary Services

Eligible Companies

Primus Standard audits performed by SCS are relevant to the following operation types:

  • Ranch
  • Harvest Crew
  • Greenhouse
  • Packinghouse (with or without HACCP)
  • Storage and Distribution (with or without HACCP)
  • Cooling/Cold Storage (with or without HACCP)
  • Packaging

SCS can walk you through a pre-assessment process. Pre-assessment is a non-scored mock audit designed to assess the level of your preparedness for a certification audit. 

Audit Coverage
In the Primus Standard audit, we will verify your Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as well as adjacent land use, fertilizer usage, water source, pest control, harvesting practices, and food defense for GAP operations. GMP audit topics include pest control, traceability, sanitation, food defense, maintenance, foreign material control, and HACCP.

SCS Global Services offers GFSI-level food safety certification including GlobalGAP, PrimusGFS, BRCGS and SQF. Additionally, contact us for expert guidance if your company is interested in establishing a comprehensive HACCP-based Food Safety Management Plan or a food testing program as validation of an existing management plan.

Combine your food safety certifications with Certified Organic, Sustainably Grown, Pesticide Residue Free and Fair Trade certification for operational and cost savings.

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Kristy-Ann Bura