Consumer Protection Division
117 Ballard Court
West Columbia, SC 29172
Main: 803-737-4588  |  Fax: 803-737-9867

Federal-State Inspection Services are provided through cooperative agreements between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. We provide commodity grading, inspection, and auditing services across the state at farms, processing facilities, terminal markets, shipping, receiving, import, and export locations to specify grade, count, weight, and other pertinent factors for quality determination to meet commodity specifications and standards.

Specialty Crop Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Inspections and Auditing Program

Mailing: 117 Ballard Court
Physical: 350 Ballard Court
West Columbia, SC 29172
Main: 803-737-4588  |  Fax: 803-737- 9867

USDA Audit Branch GAP/GHP

Inspection Request Form

SC-237 – Inspection, Reinspection, Appeal

Audit Request Forms

SC-237A – Request for Audit Services
SC-651 – Agreement for Participation in Audit Verification Programs

Audit/User’s Guide

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Audits

Food Safety Plan/Logs

Example Logs
Small Farmer Food Safety Plan

Other Resources

Guidelines for Bleach in Sanitizing Water
Safety Posters
Specialty Crops Inspection Division Vendor Form
Create a SCEIS Vendor Account
GAP Cost Share Application

Farmer Stock Peanut Program

SCDA has partnered with GA Federal-State Inspection Service for all peanut inspections at 12 buying point stations located in the following counties:

  • Allendale
  • Calhoun
  • Clarendon
  • Conway
  • Darlington
  • Florence
  • Marion
  • Orangeburg
  • Sumter

Georgia Federal-State Inspection Service Contact Information:
Main Line: 229-432-6201
Accounting Fax: 229-435-9285
Billing Fax: 229-438-8920