USDA Harmonized GAP Workshops

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USDA Harmonized GAP Standard Workshops

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8:30 a.m.–2:45 p.m.

CFSA and the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service have partnered to deliver a workshop that will provide an overview of the process required to successfully go through a USDA Harmonized GAP audit. During this workshop, we will provide attendees with the resources to build your food safety plan.

Register online or contact Marianna Spence at 919-542-2402 or

Major credit cards and checks will be accepted. Pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Guilford County Center

3309 Burlington Road

Greensboro, NC 27405

Elena Rogers (NC State University) and Kim Butz (CFSA)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Buncombe County Center

49 Mounty Carmel Road, Suite 102

Ashville, NC 28806

Elena Rogers (NC State University) and Chloe Johnson (CFSA)
Thursday, April 18, 2019

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Catawba County Center

1175 South Brady Avenue

Newton, NC 28658

Elena Rogers (NC State University) and Chloe Johnson (CFSA)
8:30–9:00 a.m. Registration
9–9:30 a.m. What is GAP Certification? What does the process entail?
9:30–10:30 a.m. Overview of a Food Safety Plan
10:30–10:45 a.m. Break
10:45–11:20 a.m. Risk Assessments – What are we assessing? Why and how?
11:25 a.m.–noon Group Exercise- Risk Assessments
Noon–12:30 p.m. LUNCH
12:35–1:20 p.m. USDA Harmonized GAP Audit Standard – General Questions
1:20–1:30 p.m. Break
1:30–2:30 p.m. USDA Harmonized GAP Audit Standard – Field Harvest and Operations Scope
2:30–2:45 p.m. Evaluations and Q&A
2:45 p.m. Adjourn