The length of time for an audit varies with the size of the operation. The majority of on-farm audits can be completed in one half-day. This half-day is typical for a straightforward on-farm operation (i.e., production of fruits or vegetables). Packing facilities and more complex operations usually take longer to audit, particularly if there are multiple commodities and numerous on-site activities.
Repacking and wholesaling audits, take at least one day.
Multi-site Management System Audits will take 3 or more hours, and Group Management System audits (Option B) will take at least one day.
While scoping the audit, the Certification Body will determine the required audit duration depending on all the relevant factors.