US FARMGAP: Food Safety Certification

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INTRODUCTION: 

Farm and food safety have never been more critical. Pathogenic organisms put consumers, growers, buyers, distributors, retailers and entire industry segments at risk.US FARMGAP certification provides growers with the tools to both strengthen their commitment to food safety and to demonstrate that commitment to buyers through certification.

 

What FARMGAP addresses:

Irrigation Water and Microbial Testing

Municipal Biosolids

Good Agricultural Practices for Manure management

Wildlife encroachment

Worker Training on Hygiene and Food Safety

Toilet Facilities and Hand washing Stations

Worker Health and Hygiene

Recordkeeping

Traceability and Recall

Standards Applicable to Harvesting Operations

Standards Applicable to Packing Operations

COMPLIANCE WITH THE FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT

 

SIMPLE STEPS TO CERTIFICATION:

1. Request Application Packet and Copy of Standards (Scroll down page to download.) 

2.Complete Application and Submit (along with requested documents, fees, and copy of compliance manual.)

3. Americert Conducts Onsite Inspection to Evaluate Compliance.

4. Implement Corrective Actions (If Necessary).

5. Certification Granted if Operation is Compliant with Standards.

 

RESOURCES AND APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Download Standards.

Download Model Compliance Manual for Growers

Download Model Compliance Manual for Packers

Download Application 

 

 

 

 

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