Fruits, Vegetables & Specialty Crop Audits

The AMS Specialty Crops Program (SCP) offers a variety of auditing services to help companies meet the requirements of their customers or to differentiate their products in the marketplace through independent, third-party audits by USDA’s globally recognized audit team. Through these voluntary, user-fee services, AMS audits against established standards often set by a company, by industry, or by government regulations.

Audit services include:

Additional services provided to vendors supplying fruits, vegetables, and nuts to USDA Commodity Procurement or who utilize Specialty Crops Inspection (SCI) inplant inspection services include:

  • Plant Surveys, which are used to verify compliance with the Current Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Food Defense Surveys, which verify a company’s food defense protocols.

Audit programs often include certification of a facility or company, showing that they meet the requirements of the program.  View example certificates.

Contact us at any time to discuss your marketing challenges and auditing needs at or 202-720-5021