The Aquaponics Association has developed a set of provisional Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for aquaponics, a first step in enabling future food safety audits for large aquaponics operations. As these GAPs may run contrary to design of some current home gardens and artisinal farms, recall that GAPs are not mandatory for aquaponic systems that do not need to pass food safety audits.
Contribute your thoughts
The Aquaponics Association is seeking public comments on the Provisional GAPs recommendations.
Deadline for public comments has been extended until June 30th, 2015.
FDA & USDA resources for GAP practices
Resources linked here for your convenience. These are general guidelines, while not specific to aquaponics provide a starting point for food safety.
N.B. - CanadaGAPs and other food safety audits have been used in the past by some farmers to certify aquaponic systems. However we understand that GFSI will be scaling back on numerous previously-approved audits, and have reason to think these existing audits may cease to be viable in the future.