GHP Good Handling Practices

GHP Good Handling Practices

Governing Organization

USDA National Organic Program

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by verified bodies


Government Affiliated

Sectors Covered


Issues Covered

Environmental Management, Food Safety, Product Safety, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related


The Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices Audit Verification Program is broken down into three major sections: Good Agricultural Practices which examines farm practices; Good Handling Practices which concentrates on packing facilities, storage facilities and wholesale distribution centers; and Food Defense protocols utilized throughout the food chain.

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