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 SCAudits@usda.gov or 202-720-5021