Tomato Food Safety Audit Protocol

USDA Commodity Specific Audit Programs

AMS Specialty Crops Inspection (SCI) Division provides oversight for commodity specific audits performed to satisfy the requirements of the California Tomato Growers Cooperative. These voluntary, independent audits of produce suppliers are performed throughout the production and supply chain.

Tomato Food Safety Audit Protocol

The tomato industry initiated the Food Safety Programs and Auditing Protocol for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain in October 2008, with the goal of harmonizing food safety audit standards for the fresh tomato supply chain.

USDA Audit Checklists – Fresh Tomato Supply Chain