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The Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s statewide implementation of the Hawaii Produce Safety Program is part of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it when the produce is being grown, harvested, handled and stored on the farm.

Click the Hawaii Produce Safety Program Button below to answer important questions such as:
– Is your farm covered under the FSMA – Produce Safety Rule?
– Has your Farm Food Safety Supervisor taken a FDA-Approved Grower Training Class as required under the Produce Safety Rule for covered farms? 
– How can your farm reduce microbial contamination within your produce for healthier and happier customers and workers? 
– Does your farm have a Farm Food Safety Plan?

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The Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Branch’s Audit Services is designed to assist in the development of agricultural industries through quality assurance of agricultural commodities. The Food Safety Certification Service provides an unbiased professional service-for-fee for USDA and Primuslabs audits.  The types of audits provided for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) includes farm, greenhouse and harvest crew.  Facility Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) audits include cooler/cold storage, packinghouse with or without Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), processing with or without HACCP and Storage & Distribution Centers.

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