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.
- NASDA GAP Toolkit – This toolkit was designed as a resource of information about USDA GAP Audit Programs, with a focus on GroupGAP. It provides important contacts, highlights available training and mentoring resources, defines key terms, and addresses misconceptions to clarify the details of GAP certification.
- Audit Fee Increase Effective October 1, 2022
- GroupGAP User's Guide (pdf)
- The Path to Group Gap Certification Fact Sheet
- 2022 GroupGAP Internal Producer Audit Courses
- GroupGAP for Growers
- GroupGAP for Buyers
- GroupGAP FAQs
- Guidance for Writing a GroupGAP Quality Management System (pdf)
- Quality Management Systems Manual (pdf)
- Quality Management Systems Training, presented by the Food Systems Leadership Network
For additional information, please contact:
- Telephone: (202) 720-5021
- Fax: (866) 230-9168
- Email: GroupGAP@usda.gov