Bridging the GAPs Farm Guide


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Bridging the GAPs Farm Guide

Acercando Las Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas

Good Agricultural Practices and On-Farm Food Safety for Small, Mid-Sized, and Diversified Fruit and Vegetable Farms


Regional Markets Lead: Laura Raymond
General Phone: (206) 256-6157 
GAPedu@agr.wa.gov 

To print or download the FREE guide:

 
The guide is part of WSDA's Bridging the GAPs, which focuses on communicating effective food safety strategies, providing information on regulatory changes, and sharing marketplace guidance for small, mid-sized and diversified farms. It captures lessons learned from the project team's outreach and education - including farm walks, GAP auditor trainings, survey work, and industry engagement.

You'll find detailed descriptions of Good Agricultural Practices arranged sequentially to follow the order of the USDA GAP/GHP Audit Checklist in English and en Español - which an auditor would follow during the on-farm portion of a GAP audit. With food safety being a top priority for much of the food system, the time is right to bring more guidance and more information on this important topic for small, mid-sized and diversified farms.

Look for:

  • Tips from WSDA GAP Auditors
  • On-Farm Examples
  • Examples of low-cost solutions to common on-farm food safety risks
  • Easy-to-use forms for developing your farm's Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Fillable templates to help with writing a Food Safety Plan
  • Information on key issues such as water quality and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Resources

For resources and templates included in the Farm Guide, click on the button or specific document below:


 

GAP/GHP Audit Resources:

Illness Injury [Doc 30 KB] Form 1 - Sample Mock Audit Log [Doc 25 KB]
Standard Operating Procedure Worksheet [Doc 29 KB] Form 2 - Recall Product Details [Doc 38 KB]
Recall Plan Checklist [PDF 200 KB] Form 3 - Sample Recall Contacts [Doc 34 KB]
Deviations and Corrective Action Log [Doc 34 KB] Form 4 - Recall Notification [Doc 29 KB]

Employee Training Log [Doc 24 KB]

Form 5 - Recall Product Retrieval [Doc 38 KB]

Example Traceback Log [Doc 39 KB]

Form 6 - Recall Follow-up Plan [Doc 25 KB]

Restroom Cleaning Log  [Doc 41 KB]

Agricultural Chemical Inputs [Doc 43 KB]

Agricultural Water Inspection Log [Doc 34 KB]

Compost Time Temperature Log [Doc 36 KB] Deviations and Corrective Action Log [Doc 34 KB]
 Employee Training Log [Doc 24 KB]  Manure Application Log [Doc 36 KB]
Pest and Rodent Control Log [Doc 34 KB]  Septic and Sewage Inspection Log [Doc 34 KB]
Standard Operating Procedure Worksheet [Doc 29 KB]

Water Source Testing Log [Doc 31 KB]

 Water Testing Result Log [Doc 36 KB]
Cleaning and Sanitizing Tools and Harvest Containers Fact Sheet [PDF 1,235 KB]

Delivery Vehicle Inspection and Cleaning Log [Doc 33 KB]

Deviations and Corrective Action Log [Doc 34 KB] Employee Training Log [Doc 24 KB]
Equipment Inspection, Cleaning, Maintenance and Calibration Log [Doc 33 KB] Equipment List [Doc 32 KB]
Example Traceback Log [Doc 39 KB] General Harvest Cleaning Log [Doc 37 KB]
Risk Assessment: Previous Land Use andSite Selection [Doc 37 KB] Sample Field Policy [PDF 34 KB]
Sample Tools and Equipment Cleaning and Sanitizing Log [Excel 12KB] Standard Operating Procedure Worksheet [Doc 29 KB]
Water Treatment Log [Doc 36  KB]
Break Area Cleaning Log [Doc 31 KB] Building Repair and Cleaning Maintenance Log [Doc 64 KB]
Delivery Vehicle Inspection and Cleaning Log [Doc 33 KB] Deviations and Corrective Action Log [Doc 34 KB]
Employee Training Log [Doc 24 KB] Equipment Inspection, Cleaning, Maintenance and Calibration Log [Doc 33 KB]
Example Employee Traceback Log [Doc 39 KB] Sample Tools and Equipment Cleaning and Sanitizing Log [Excel 12 KB]
Sample Packing House Policy [PDF 650 KB] Sample Water Monitoring Log [Excel 12 KB]
Standard Operating Procedure Worksheet [Doc 29 KB] Water Treatment Log [Doc 36 KB]
Building Repair, Cleaning and Maintenance Log [Doc 64 KB]

Cooler Temperature Log [Doc 37 KB]

Delivery Vehicle Inspection and Cleaning Log [Doc 33 KB] Deviations and Corrective Action Log [Doc 34 KB]
Employee Training Log [Doc 24 KB] Equipment Inspection, Cleaning, Maintenance and Calibration Log [Doc 33 KB]
Pest Rodent Control Log [Doc 34 KB] Preventative Cleaning and Maintenance Schedule [Doc 35 KB]
Refrigerated Vehicle Temperature Monitoring Log [Doc 34 KB] Sample Tools, Equipment Cleaning and Sanitizing Log [Excel 12 KB]
Standard Operation Procedure Worksheet  [Doc 29 KB] Thermometer Calibration Log [Doc 38 KB]
Water Source Testing Log [Doc 31 KB]

La Auditoria GAP/GHP Recursos

La mayoria de los recursos y plantillas se encuentran disponibles en formato Word en este enlace, de esta manera usted los puede descargar y adaptarlos para el uso dentro de su granja o rancho. Para recursos y plantillas incluidas en la guía de granja, haga cilc en el encabezado del capitulo abajo:


 

La Auditoria GAP/GHP Recursos:

  • Buenas Prácticas Agrí­colas y Buenas Prácticas de Manejo del USDA
  • Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas y Orgánicas (GAP, por sus siglas en ingles)
Diario de capacitación de empleados [Doc 28 KB]

Diario de infracciones y acción correctiva [Doc 36 KB]

Diario de limpieza para instalaciones de higiene personal [Doc 42 KB] Ejemplo de diario para rastreo
[Doc 39 KB]
Formulario de accidenteo herida
[Doc 31 KB]
Formulario de insumos agrícolas químicos [Doc 33 KB]
Formulario 1 - 
información de retiro [Doc 26 KB]
Formulario 2 - información del producto [Doc 39 KB]
Formulario 3 - 
información del contacto [Doc 36 KB]
Formulario 4 - notificación del retiro
[Doc 32 KB]
Formulario 5 - recuperación del producto [Doc 40 KB] Formulario 6 - plan de seguimiento plan[Doc 26 KB]
Hojade trabajo del procedimiento estándar operativo [Doc 29 KB]

GAP/GHP Resources