Farm Food Safety
Posted: January 23, 2011
Included in the site are sections titled "What are Good Agricultural Practices?", "How does my farm compare with national GAP standards?", "How do I write a food safety plan?" and perhaps most importantly "Where can I get help?" The site also includes a template farm food safety plan with checklists and forms designed to make documentation of your practices simple and straightforward.
This winter, Penn State Cooperative Extension will be holding farm food safety training workshops throughout the state and you can expect to hear more about these in the coming weeks. The curriculum will include a discussion of farm food safety standards based on the USDA GAP audit program. In addition, we will guide participants through some of the more difficult aspects of farm food safety, e.g., how to document practices through a written plan, how to get water tested and what to test for, traceability issues, how to conduct mock recalls and more.