Get your farm on GAPs! (Good Agricultural Practices)

This is how to identify a Hawai`i farm operating under a third-party GAPs audit.

At the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, we believe that Hawai`i farmers can produce the safest, freshest food in the world. It can be one of Hawaii’s competitive advantages! We educate farmers, and packers to elevate their business and their products to meet current regulation and industry standards. Those standards have been set by agricultural industry trade groups, farm companies, scientists, different government agencies, as well as from recent consumer demands. CTAHR Farm Food Safety Outreach works with growers to provide the best product possible to local children and adults, as well as visitors!

Good agricultural practices are for conventional and organic growers – “certified organic” is not the same as Good Agricultural Practices which focuses on the sources of human and animal pathogens on a farm.  Contact us for upcoming educational opportunities where you can learn how you can be a proud provider of safe, fresh produce that you and your family will pride yourselves in. We’re also part of the FDA-USDA-Cornell University-Land Grant Produce Safety (educational) Alliance.  

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)– Produce Rule to be published October 31, 2015

FSMA Interpretations 9.10