The USDA GAP Program has moved the Aquaponics Policy from a pilot program to full implementation. This document provides requirements for aquaponic operations to be eligible to be audited under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) GAP audit program. The Aquaponics Policy has specifically been updated to include microbiological thresholds for water used to grow crops.
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USDA, AMS, Specialty Crops Program, Specialty Crops Inspection Division
Audit Services Branch
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