Farmers already know how to be food safe. GAP-Prep gives them the tools to be compliant. 

What is a GAP certification?

Why get a GAP audit?

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Cost of Food Borne

Illness

According the the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 46% of food borne illness outbreaks are caused by contaminated fresh fruits/vegetables/nuts. This translates into $15 billion dollar economic burden on the United States healthcare department.

Increase Market

Access and Sales

Fresh produce distributors are seeking third-party GAP audit certification before accepting fruits/vegetables from small-scale/local farms.

Comply with New

Federal Regulation

As of 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now regulating farms considered under the Produce Safety Rule to comply with new industry standards for growing and packing produce. This standard is based off the GAP program. If a farm is GAP-prepped, they are FDA-prepped. 

Every farmer should know about this rule. Read more about the newly mandated Produce Safety Rule.

A Good Agriculture Practice or GAP certification, involves farmers taking initiative to ensure that produce from their establishment is not likely to cause food borne illness. This audit is a requirement for most retail or wholesale produce buyers. 

Get GAP-Certified in

90 Days!

Is your farm ready to get compliant? Check out our  GAP-Prep Services or feel free to contact us if you have any questions about what we offer.

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