CAPS (Community Accreditation for Produce Safety)
2017 CAPS Deadlines
|CAPS #||Description||Application Deadline|
|1-12||Produce Safety Plan Draft||April 1|
|1-12||Produce Safety Plan Final||June 15|
|13||Employee Training Verification||July 15|
|14||Manure and Compost Records||November 1|
|15||Farm Containers – Photos and Management||November 1|
|16||Potable Water Test||November 1|
|17||Washing raw eaten crop—Photos and SOP||November 1|
|18||Cold Storage and Thermometer Photos||November 1|
CAPS Program Development Timeline
Updated Jan 3, 2017
|2014||September||VVBGA Community Accreditation for Produce Safety (CAPS) initiated.
CAPS advisory board formed.
CAPS Advisory website created.
CAPS policies drafted.
|2014||October||CAPS materials and templates drafted and reviewed by CAPS Advisers.|
|2014||December||CAPS materials and policies adopted by VVBGA Board.
CAPS On-line platform ready for testing.
|2105||February||2015 CAPS requirements finalized by CAPS Advisers.|
|2015||April||100 VVBGA farms sign into CAPS platform and complete initial produce safety assessment.
65 Farms draft produce safety plans.
|May||26 farms begin CAPS pilot, their produce safety plans are review (by CAPS coordinator) and revised.|
|2016||January||24 complete CAPS pilot and become accredited.
CAPS team-review process complete
|2016||Winter/Spring||2016 CAPS program revised by Advisers.
68 farms enroll in 2016 CAPS, and draft produce safety plans.
|2016||May||68 produce safety plans reviewed and revised.|
|2016||November||61 farms completed 2016 CAPS.|
|2017||November||125 farms expected to complete 2017 CAPS|