Fruit and Vegetable Inspection

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The Wisconsin Depa​rtment of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)​ Fruit & Vegetable Inspection Unit is headquartered in Stevens Point. This office conducts official USDA inspections in accordance with guidelines established by, and under a coo​perative agreement with the Specialty Crop Program. The Specialty Crop Program is under the Agricultural Marke​ting Service, an agency housed within the United States Department of Agriculture. Services provided include grading​ ​and related services for the following commodities:

  • Fresh market potatoes
  • Potatoes for processing
  • Seed potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes for processing​
  • Cranberries

​The Fruit & Vegetable Inspection Unit is also authorized to conduct USDA Good Agricultural Practices audits (including for standard GAP, Harmonized, and Harmonized Plus+) and Plant Systems Audits (Good Manufacturing Practices and Food Defense). To request an audit, please submit Form SC-237a to the Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager​.