Food Safety

Courses and resources for farmers, processors, and the food service industry to ensure safe food from farm to table.

Food Safety News

Penn State Extension educators have developed food-safety training programs to accommodate the cultural norms of plain sect farmers.
Penn State Extension Educators Develop Plan to Educate Plain Sect on Food Safety
June 13, 2017
Penn State Extension educators have developed food-safety training programs to accommodate the cultural norms of plain sect — Amish and Mennonite — farmers.
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How to Wash Your Produce Safely
April 21, 2017
Have you seen produce wash products and wonder, are they necessary? They add unnecessary dollars to the food bill.
The Produce Safety Rule is one of seven new regulations that could affect Pennsylvania growers and processors under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Food Safety Modernization Act website, workshops offered by Penn State Extension
December 21, 2016
Pennsylvania produce growers, food processors and animal-feed producers striving to navigate the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) now have new educational resources to help them determine what their farms and businesses must do to comply with new regulations. Penn State Extension recently launched a new FSMA information website and will be organizing several FSMA educational workshops throughout the state during 2017.
Game Meat Safety
November 4, 2016
As you are getting ready to go hunting, there are three things about caring for and preserving game meat that should be stressed.
Photo by Scott Bauer. US Department of Agriculture. Large white turkey female.
Let's Talk Turkey!
October 31, 2016
Cage free, non-GMO, natural, fresh, antibiotic free, range free, organic - oh my! What does it all mean when it comes to purchasing your Thanksgiving turkey?