Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP)


Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP): USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service, Fruit and Vegetable Program, Specialty Crops Inspection (SCI) Division Audit Programs offers voluntary independent audits of produce suppliers throughout the production and supply chain. SCI Division Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) audits focus on best agricultural practices to verify that fruits and vegetables are produced, packed, handled, and stored in the safest manner possible to minimize risks of microbial food safety hazards. Watch this Bridging the Gaps video or this video series from the Carolina Farm Stewardship Program for more information.


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