Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner

Farm Products Information:

The Divisions of Food Safety and Inspection and Food Laboratory contribute to the USDA Pesticide Data Program through the collection and analysis of various produce and food commodities. Information regarding this pesticide surveillance program is available here:

Coloring or Waxing of Raw Agricultural Commodities

Eggs Brochure html | PDF

Grapes Brochure html | PDF

Apples Brochure PDF

Potatoes Brochure html | PDF

Lettuce Brochure html | PDF

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

GAP is a voluntary program that verifies the safe growing, handling, packing and holding of produce. To learn more about NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets’ GAP Certification Assistance Program visit this helpful link:

The National Good Agricultural Practices Program housed at Cornell University offers a wealth of GAP information and training materials. Information on this program is available here:

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Good Agricultural Practices website offers information on their GAP Audit services, how to locate GAP certified companies and links to additional resources at: