Import/Export Certificates

Group GAP Webinar "New Markets & Growth Opportunities with GroupGAP

USDA AMS Webinar Series presented this webinar November 12, 2015 on GroupGAP, a new certification option for our Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) audit program.  This program makes GAP certification more accessible to small and medium size producers by allowing multiple growers to work together to obtain a single certification as a group.  GroupGAP certification offers growers a cost-effective means to show adherence to GAP requirements. The webinar covered:

Reporting Out-of-Grade Lots Under Marketing Orders at Shipping Point

This directive describes the policies of the Fresh Products Branch (FPB) and the Fruit and Vegetable. Division regarding certification and notification procedures when inspection prior to shipment from the production area reveals apparent non-compliance with Federal marketing orders. This directive does not address marketing order problems found during terminal market inspections, which will continue to be handled on a case-by-case basis when encountered.