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)

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