International Standards

Packing HouseAll LGS suppliers of fresh produce, whether foreign or domestic, must meet strict international standards for good agricultural practices (GAPs) and good manufacturing practices (GMPs). In addition, these growers and packers must:
  • Provide Certificates of Conformity confirming that they follow Global Standards of Food Safety and have been audited by international certifying organizations such as EUREPGAP,  CMI and HACCP.
  • Register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in accordance with the Bioterrorism Act of 2002, as well as alert the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to the arrival of each fruit shipment in preparation for inspection. As a result of this strict vetting process, LGS has well-established relationships with leaders in each growing area-professionals who have proven they can produce a first-rate product and who are relentless in their search for the safest production and packing practices.
Packing House LGS maintains continuous contact with on-site field inspectors in each of the countries from which it imports produce to ensure that health, safety and environmental standards are met. Prior to export, all fruit is subjected to rigorous quality control inspections. Then again upon arrival in the U.S., all containers, seals and hatches are opened, inspected and discharged under USDA supervision.