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This voluntary program, operated in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), allows growers, packers and shippers of fresh produce to verify to buyers that they are growing harvesting, packing, and shipping their product in a safe and sanitary manner. 

Fresh Produce Audit Verification Program

State departments of agriculture, with USDA's assistance, have developed an audit-based program that is helping the U.S. produce industry verify voluntary adherence to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's  Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.

Click here to access USDA list of participating companies with acceptable audits and to request an audit.


Chris Kleinguenther
New Jersey Department of Agriculture,
Division of Marketing and Development 
(856) 839-3388
FAX (856) 696-6236