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GroupGAP Food Safety Program

GroupGAP is a new food safety certification option that will increase opportunities for the entire industry to supply and buy GAP-certified produce.  This robust certification process addresses certain challenges in complying with food safety audits, and meets the demands of the retail, food service, and institutional buying community.  The GroupGAP Audit Program will begin April 4, 2016.

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.

Apply for GroupGap Audit Service

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: (202) 260-8927
Email: GroupGAP@ams.usda.gov

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