Good Agricultural Practices 101

What are GAPs? In agriculture, GAPs or GAP stands for Good Agricultural Practices. When a farmer follows Good Agricultural Practices, they are taking steps to lower the risk of contaminating produce with dangerous pathogens on the farm. - New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

The information found on this website, including templates for food safety plans, SOPs, and recordkeeping logs are examples you can use. They are not intended to be used directly. Tailor each to fit your farm operation and practices. These documents are guidance for risk reduction and for educational use only. These documents are not regulatory and are not intended to be used as audit metrics. These documents are subject to change without notice based on the best available science.

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