Removing Barriers to GAP Audit Programs


Removing Barriers to GAP Audit Programs

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Consumers are demanding to know more about food safety practices than ever before. Foodborne-related illnesses are linked to a major increase in public awareness, and many growers and handlers are now being required to demonstrate a commitment to food safety through third-party audits, known as a Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification. The USDA GAP Audit Program is a voluntary audit program that was developed to assist growers to meet buyer specifications and/or industry best practices and provide them with better access to markets. However, adoption by growers and acceptance by buyers has been limited. As a result, Michigan State University (MSU) partnered with the USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to identify barriers to the GAP Programs.

The NASDA Foundation, along with CCE Orange County, NY Ag & Markets and the Chester Agricultural Center are hosting a workshop on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). A light lunch will be provided. If you would like to attend, RSVP to MARIA CAICEDO AT: MARIA@CHESTERAGCENTER.ORG or 917-345-5653 by May 10th.

Click to download the below flyer in English or Spanish.

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FREE; registration required


Nathaniel Lartey
GAPs & New Farmer Educator
845-344-1234 Ext.251


Chester Agricultural Center
8 Greycourt Ave
Chester, NY 10918

Last updated May 3, 2022