NC State Extension

Self-Audits

Comprehensive Self-Audits

Checklist for Retail Purchase of Local Produce
This document, designed by Iowa State University as a checklist of specific questions for buyers of local produce, provides a quick guide to assessing food safety risk on the farm.

Good Agricultural Practices: A Self-Audit for Growers and Handlers
This 54-page document from UC Davis is a self-audit for growers to go through by themselves and check their progress toward readiness for a third-party audit.

Kansas Food*A*Syst: A Food Safety Risk Management Guide for the Producer
Kansas Food*A*Syst is a confidential self-assessment program producers can use to evaluate the food safety risks in growing and processing foods (both meats and produce) that will be direct marketed to the public.

Self-Audits for Specific Areas

Waste Management

Growing Vegetables, Fruits and Produce (Wastewater Management)
Self-assessment for growers to examine risks of their on-farm wastewater practices.

Managing Production Waste: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost
Self-assessment for growers to examine food safety risks in their on-farm waste management practices.

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