Harmonized GAP Audit

Pre- and Post-Harvest and Handling

Kristy-Ann Bura   |  
+1 510.821.3172   |  

Reducing food safety risks and proving your good agricultural practices is vital to business success. GAP auditing provides independent verification of pre-farm gate food safety practices, applicable to all fresh produce commodities.

Choose SCS Global Services for the highest standards for time spent "in field" and three decades of food safety and HACCP expertise. We participate on the United Fresh Food Safety Council and audit against the United Fresh Produce GAPs Harmonized standard.

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Harmonized GAP audits are relevant to any grower or producer of vegetables, fruits, or agricultural feedstocks. We audit greenhouse growers as well as open-field.


SCS can walk you through a pre-assessment process. Pre-assessment is a non-scored mock audit designed to assess the level of your preparedness for a certification audit. Ask about combining a pre-assessment with your initial audit for greater efficiency.

Audit Coverage

SCS performs GAP audits to the United Fresh Harmonized Audit Standard, including the specialized Tomato Food Safety Protocol.

In a Harmonized GAP audit, we verify your Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), including management commitment, mock recall, traceability, site selection, adjacent land use, fertilizer usage, water sourcing and usage, pest control and pesticide monitoring, and harvesting practices (employee hygiene, packaging storage, field sanitation and product transportation).

Complementary Services

SCS Global Services offers GFSI-level food safety certification including GLOBALG.A.P. and SQF. Additionally, contact SCS for expert guidance if your company is interested in establishing a comprehensive HACCP-based Food Safety Management Plan or a food testing program as validation of an existing management plan.

Combine your food safety certifications with Certified Organic, Fair Trade, or Pesticide Residue Free certification for operational and cost efficiency.

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