Agricultural Marketing Service

GAP Harmonized Food Safety Standards to be updated

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is updating the Produce Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Harmonized Food Safety Standards for field op... READ MORE »

AMS streamlines import process for certain vegetables

The Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) participation in the government-wide International Trade Data System (ITDS) is expanding from a three-por... READ MORE »

USDA

USDA cites Old Fashion Honey for PACA violations

USDA has cited Old Fashion Honey Corp., doing business as U.S. Food Logistics, Delray Beach, Florida, for failure to pay for produce. The company f... READ MORE »

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service updates user fees

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has published 2016 rates it will charge for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, auditing an... READ MORE »

GroupGAP program now available

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the official launch of GroupGAP, a new certification program that helps small and mid-sized g... READ MORE »

Report: No safety concern for pesticide residues on U.S. food

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has posted data from the 2014 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary, which confirms that over... READ MORE »

USDA announces expansion of organic assessment exemption

The USDA recently issued a final rule to expand the exemption for certified organic products from assessments collected by the USDA’s Agricultural M... READ MORE »


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