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Consulting and Auditing Services


Apple Leaf employees and contractors can help you prepare for both domestic and international second- and third-party audits. We consult, train and develop food safety prerequisite programs, risks assessments and protocols. We can also perform food safety and quality-based training for your employees.

Apple Leaf helps prepare your operation for new regulation compliances in the following areas:

  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) Planning

  • Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

  • Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)

  • Non-GFSI Standards

  • Supply Chain Assessment

  • Environmental Sampling

  • Risk Assessments

    • Hygiene & Worker Safety

    • Approved Suppliers

    • Food Defense

    • Food Fraud

  • Market Access

  • Sustainability


In addition, our experienced staff can assist your operation with:

  • Environmental monitoring

  • ATP Programs

  • Water testing

  • MRL testing

  • Food fraud testing

  • Trace/recall procedures

  • Other testing as requested


Apple Leaf performs audits to ensure that each site we serve meets certification level requirements for both GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) and non-GFSI standards. We are currently certified to perform GFSI audits for the following audit schemes:

  • SQF (Safe Quality Food)

  • BRC Global Standard

  • GLOBALG.A.P. (Option 1 IFA/Option 2 QMS/Combinable Crop/GRASP/Tesco/PHA/FSMA


  • National Organic Program (NOP)


In addition, we perform audits for non-GFSI schemes such as:

  • LIVE

  • Salmon-Safe

  • Costco

  • Red Tomato

  • NON-GFSI PRIMUS and GMP standards

  • The Non-GMO Project

  • NOP (National Organic Program)

  • US Hemp Authority (USHA)

  • GMP-Processing and Manufacturing Facilities

  • GMP-Dietary Supplement Facilities

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