GroupGAP is a USDA farm food safety program that provides the entire specialty crops industry the opportunity to supply and buy fruits, vegetables, and related products that are certified as being produced using Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). By allowing allows farmers, food hubs, and marketing organizations of all sizes to band together and pool resources to achieve USDA GAP certification, GroupGAP is helping more farmers supply fresh, local produce to retail and institutional markets, and providing buyers and consumers alike with more purchasing and product options.
Growers, Packers, and Supply Chain Partners
GroupGAP makes food safety certification accessible for small and middle-sized producers by allowing farmers, food hubs, and other marketing organizations to work together to undergo GAP certification as a group. This allows group members to pool resources to implement food safety training programs and share the cost of certification.
- GroupGAP User's Guide (pdf)
- The Path to Group Gap Certification Fact Sheet
- 2021 GroupGAP Internal Producer Audit Courses
- GroupGAP for Growers
- GroupGAP FAQs
Topic: USDA Group Gap & Food Safety Training for NYS Dept. of Agriculture
Date: Apr 14, 2021 01:29 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Apply for GroupGap Audit Service
- Complete the Request for Audit Service Form SC-237A and the Agreement for Participation in Audit Services Form SC-651
- Submit the completed forms to GroupGAP@usda.gov
Retailers, Food Service and Institutional Buyers
GroupGAP will help you meet your customers’ demand for local food by sourcing from a variety of small farmers who meet your certification requirements.
For More Information
Telephone: (202) 720-5021
Fax: (866) 230-9168