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Understanding FSMA: The Produce Safety Rule
Understanding FSMA: The Produce Safety Rule - Articles Articles
This fact sheet provides a discussion of farming activities and types of produce that are covered under the rule, key requirements within the regulation, certain exemptions and modified requirements for which farms may be eligible, and deadlines for complying with the rule. More
Produce Safety Exemption Chart
Produce Safety Rule Exemptions Flow Chart - Articles Articles
You know that at least some of your produce crops are covered under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. Use this flow chart to find out if you are eligible for any exemptions. More
Food Safety Modernization Act - Produce Safety Rule
Food Safety Modernization Act - Produce Safety Rule - Articles Articles
Learn the details and find educational resources on the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, including videos and training opportunities that address requirements, exemptions, and deadlines of the rule. More
Food for Profit: Price and Pricing Worksheet Food for Profit: Price and Pricing Worksheet - Articles

Food for Profit: Price and Pricing Worksheet

Winifred W. Mc Gee, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

This worksheet is a supplement to the Food for Profit: Price and Pricing fact sheet. More
La Seguridad en los Alimentos
La Seguridad en los Alimentos - Articles Articles

La Seguridad en los Alimentos

Montserrat Fonseca Estrada

La seguridad de los alimentos es responsabilidad de todos los que tienen contacto con los mismos. More
Photo by Roychan Kruawan
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - Articles Articles

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

The Food Safety Modernization (FSMA) is sweeping legislation that puts into place mandatory prevention-based controls across the food supply to protect public safety and prevent illness. More
Various gourds and squash in bins after harvest. Photo courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (cbf.org)
Keep Fresh Produce Safe Using Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) - Articles Articles
Microbial food contamination can happen anywhere. This article discusses ways growers can minimize food safety risks by evaluating their farm practices and implementing Good Agricultural Practices. More
Food Safety Tips for Washing Produce
Food Safety Tips for Washing Produce - Articles Articles
Water can move a pathogen from one piece of produce to a large volume of produce. Keep these tips in mind to keep your produce safe. More
Sample Harmonized Food Safety Plan
Sample Harmonized Food Safety Plan - Articles Articles
Every farm has different risks. Here is an example of what one farm's "Field Operations and Harvesting" Harmonized GAP Food Safety Plan might look like. More
This set of port-a-johns on a trailer can be easily moved to be accessible to workers.
Worker Health and Hygiene - Articles Articles

Worker Health and Hygiene

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Harvesters and handlers must take all possible health and hygiene measures to prevent contamination of produce. More
Irrigation is considered preharvest water.
Safe Uses of Agricultural Water - Articles Articles

Safe Uses of Agricultural Water

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Risk factors associated with the water we use to grow, harvest, and handle fresh produce and how to reduce the risk of contamination. More
Don't allow your pets in the produce field.
Reducing Risks from Animals and Manure - Articles Articles
Recognize the risks associated with animals and animal manure and learn tips on how to reduce farm food safety risks. More
Covered harvest wagons help keep birds from contaminating clean harvested produce.
Reducing Food Safety Risks During Harvest - Articles Articles
Methods to keep produce as clean as possible and prevent contamination during harvest. More
Get Your Farm Audited
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Get Your Farm Audited

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

There are many commercial auditing companies that will perform an audit on your farm. Check with your buyers to see which ones they approve. More
Impact of FDA Produce Safety Standards on Mushroom Substrate Composting Impact of FDA Produce Safety Standards on Mushroom Substrate Composting - Articles
Under FSMA, mushroom producers must recognize potential food safety hazards in their operations and establish control measures to prevent them from occurring. More
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