Agriculture Apps

USDA Good Agricultural Practices House Packing Facility Audit App

Conduct house packing facility audits using this USDA Good Agricultural Practices Good Handling Practices audit verification checklist. Audit the washing/packing line, worker hygiene and health, pest control, and more all in one app to ensure compliance with GAP program standards. Leverage the location GPS to record where the audit was conducted. Utilize the calculation feature to quickly grade and determine whether the farm review has passed or failed the audit program. This form is 100% customizable and will work in both on and offline environments.

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USDA Good Agricultural Practices House Packing Facility Audit App

General

Firm name

Contact person

Address

Email

Telephone number

Auditor name

Name of all auditors with the lead listed first

USDA or Fed-State Office performing audit

Arrival date

Arrival time

Departure date

Travel time

Departure time

Persons reviewed

Name

Receiving

Product delivered from the field which is held in a staging area prior to packaging or processing is protected from possible contamination.

Prior to packing, product is properly stored and/or handled in order to reduce possible contamination.

Washing/Packing Line

Source water used in the packing operation is potable.

If applicable, the temperature of processing water used in dump tanks, flumes, etc., is monitored and is kept at temperatures appropriate for the commodity.

Processing water is sufficiently treated to reduce microbial contamination.

Water-contact surfaces, such as dump tanks, flumes, wash tanks and hydro coolers, are cleaned and/or sanitized on a scheduled basis.

Water treatment (strength levels and pH) and exposure time is monitored and the facility has demonstrated it is appropriate for the product.

Food contact surfaces are in good condition; cleaned and/or sanitized prior to use and cleaning logs are maintained.

Product flow zones are protected from sources of contamination.

The water used for cooling and/or making ice is potable.

Any ice used for cooling produce is manufactured, transported and stored under sanitary conditions.

Packing House Worker Health & Hygiene

Employee facilities (locker rooms, lunch and break areas, etc.) are clean and located away from packing area.

When there is a written policy regarding the use of hair nets/beard nets in the production area, it is being followed by all employees and visitors.

When there is a written policy regarding the wearing of jewelry in the production area, it is being followed by all employees and visitors.

Packing House General Housekeeping

Only food grade approved and labeled lubricants are used in the packing equipment/machinery.

Chemicals not approved for use on product are stored and segregated away from packing area.

The plant grounds are reasonably free of litter and debris.

The plant grounds are reasonably free of standing water.

Outside garbage receptacles/dumpsters are closed or are located away from packing facility entrances and the area around such sites is reasonably clean.

Packing facilities are enclosed.

The packing facility interior is clean and maintained in an orderly manner.

Floor drains appear to be free of obstructions.

Pipes, ducts, fans and ceilings which are over food handling operations, are clean.

Glass materials above product flow zones are contained in case of breakage.

Possible wastewater spillage is prevented from contaminating any food handling area by barriers, drains, or a sufficient distance.

There is a policy describing procedures which specify handling/disposition of finished product that is opened, spilled, or comes into contact with the floor.

Only new or sanitized containers are used for packing the product.

Pest Control

Measures are taken to exclude animals or pests from packing and storage facilities.

There is an established pest control program for the facility.

Service reports for the pest control program are available for review.

Interior walls, floors and ceilings are well maintained and are free of major cracks and crevices.

Final Review

Total Points earned for Farm Review

Total possible

Subtract N/A

Adjusted total

x.08

Passing Score

Signature