Good Agricultural Practice (GAP)
Good agricultural practices (GAP) are operational measures which are aimed towards the prevention or minimization of risks to food safety by establishing minimum requirements for preventing or minimizing the risks of hazards to food, the environment, worker health, safety and welfare, and produce quality, in fresh fruit and vegetable production, harvest and post-harvest handling.
It is expected that compliance with the requirements for GAP will not only assure consumer health and safety but will enhance the international reputation of Trinidad and Tobago for producing good quality and safe fresh produce. The application of GAP can subsequently have a positive impact on the trade and competitiveness of the country’s primary agricultural products. It is incumbent on the owners of farms and other types of primary food establishments to demonstrate leadership and commitment with respect to the establishment, implementation and maintenance of GAP.