Farmers Market Inspection and Licensing Guidelines
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture link
Glorious Goodies to Send and Receive
December 16, 2011
- You eagerly rip open the shiny, gift-wrapped box you received in the mail. As you peer into the present, you gasp! The sticker says, "Keep Refrigerated" -- but the delicacy inside feels like it’s at room temperature! Oh, no! How can you be sure that food survives holiday shipping? Follow these handy tips from FightBac.org to make sure what you send and receive is handled properly.
FDA - Flood exposed food is adulterated
September 14, 2011
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises that certain foods exposed to flood waters, and perishable foods that are not adequately refrigerated, are adulterated and should not enter the human food supply. In addition, crops and other food commodities exposed to flood waters would not be acceptable for use in animal feed. FDA is also providing guidance in determining when food products can be reconditioned for future use.
Keeping food and water safe during a hurricane
August 26, 2011
- The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has a booklet called "A Consumer’s Guide to Food Safety – Severe Storms & Hurricanes." This booklet helps people prepare ahead of time to keep food and water safe and provides charts for what to keep and what to discard after the storm.
Big Changes in Store for Farmers Market Vendors
March 25, 2011
- via meatblogger.org - We’ve received many questions in regard to some changes Pennsylvania has made for licensing Farmers’ Market vendors. Below is an article that appeared on Lancaster Farming’s website last Saturday. It’s a good summary of the situation and what individuals interested in selling food items at Farmers’ Markets, including meat, need to do.