Write a Food Safety Plan
Writing a food safety plan is made easier by taking it step by step. Use the Penn State GAP template, checklists, and logs to start writing your.
Policies and procedures that you need to write down are all based on the USDA GAP audit standards. Updated November 2013.
Standards, procedures for implementation, and expectations for corrective actions and verification. Updated January 2014.
Link to USDA's audit checklist based on the UFPA Harmonized Standards.
Every farm has different risks. Here is an example of what one farm's Harmonized GAP Food Safety Plan might look like.
You can use this template to write your own plan.
Use these to document your farm food safety practices.
Guidance on meeting the standards in the USDA Harmonized audit.
Instructions developed by the USDA AMS Fresh Products Branch to assist officially licensed auditors in the interpretation and application of the Good Agricultural Practices & Good Handling Practices Audit Verification Program. The material in the this document is useful for growers to understand what USDA auditors expect to see during an audit.