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Let's Preserve: Freezing Vegetables
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Let's Preserve: Freezing Vegetables

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA

Freezing is a quick, convenient, and easy method of preserving foods in the home. More
What is a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual?
What is a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual? - Articles Articles
This article will help you determine if your facility is required to have a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual to develop and implement a food safety plan. More
Who is Covered Under the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule?
Who is Covered Under the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule? - Articles Articles
In this article, you will learn who is covered under the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule. Learn if your operation is affected and what you need to do to comply. More
The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Trainer and Lead Trainer
The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Trainer and Lead Trainer - Articles Articles
This audio helps Lead Trainer applicants understand the PSA Lead Trainer Review Process that determines if they meet the basic qualifications for becoming a Lead Trainer. More
When is a Microbial Water Quality Profile Needed?
When is a Microbial Water Quality Profile Needed? - Articles Articles
This article gives details about Microbial Water Quality under the Produce Safety Rule. Find out if your farm is subject to a microbial water quality profile for the water source you use during growing. More
Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals
Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals - Articles Articles
In this article you will learn about the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). It will help you determine whether you are subject to the FSVP rules and regulations. More
Let's Preserve: Cherries
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Let's Preserve: Cherries

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA

Freezing and canning methods for sweet or sour cherries are explained. Select freshly harvested cherries with deep, uniform color and ideal maturity for eating fresh. Don’t delay preserving them, with or without seeds. More
Let's Preserve: Apples
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Let's Preserve: Apples

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA

For freezing, select apple varieties that are crisp and firm and not mealy textured. For canning, use apple varieties that are crisp and firm and will retain their shape and texture. More
Let's Preserve: Blueberries
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Let's Preserve: Blueberries

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA

Freezing and canning methods are covered, along with preparation techniques for successful preservation. Select berries that are plump, firm, and have a light-blue to blue-black color. More
Let's Preserve: Fruit Pie Fillings
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Let's Preserve: Fruit Pie Fillings

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA

The following fruit fillings are excellent and safe products. Each canned quart makes one 8- to 9-inch pie. More
Let's Preserve: Basics of Home Canning
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Let's Preserve: Basics of Home Canning

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA

Canning can be a fun and economical way to make fresh foods available year-round. Here you will learn procedures that have been scientifically tested to ensure safe and high-quality canned products and optimized for prolonged storage. More
Working with Plain Sect Growers
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Working with Plain Sect Growers

Jeffrey Stoltzfus

Learn about the culture and practices of the plain sect community, and take away methods for successfully working with this increasing population of farmers. More
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Safe Water and Your Foodservice Operation - Articles Articles

Safe Water and Your Foodservice Operation

Kerry Donovan Smith, Andy Hirneisen, MA

Understanding and preventing backflow in your food facility is critical to ensure safe food for your customers. More
Herramientas para escribir un plan de inocuidad de los alimentos para la huerta
Herramientas para escribir un plan de inocuidad de los alimentos para la huerta - Articles Articles

Herramientas para escribir un plan de inocuidad de los alimentos para la huerta

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, Lee Stivers

El Sistema de Extensión Cooperativa de Penn State tiene a su disposición una serie de plantillas, listas de verificación y registros para ayudar a los agricultores de frutas y vegetales frescos en la escritura de sus planes de inocuidad de los alimentos para la huerta. 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

Keep Fresh Produce Safe Using Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Jeffrey Stoltzfus, Lee Stivers

Minimizing farm food safety risks are discussed along with Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and Penn State Extension contacts for information on FSMA food safety inspections and USDA audits. More
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Holiday Food Safety Tips - Articles Articles

Holiday Food Safety Tips

Stacy Reed, MS

Follow these food safety tips to keep your holiday and guests safe from food- borne illness. More
Let's Preserve: Freezing Fruits
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Let's Preserve: Freezing Fruits

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA

This article explains how to freeze foods successfully and provides details on freezing specific fruits. More
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Manteniendo Frescos los Productos Agrícolas Frescos - Articles Articles
Manejo postcosecha para venta en mercados de agricultores y venta directa de la huerta a instituciones. More
Entendiendo FSMA: Norma de Inocuidad de los Productos Agrícolas Frescos
Entendiendo FSMA: Norma de Inocuidad de los Productos Agrícolas Frescos - Articles Articles
Este artículo trata sobre las actividades de las huertas y los productos agrícolas frescos cubiertos por la Norma de Inocuidad de los Productos Agrícolas Frescos bajo la Ley de Modernización de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos (FSMA, por sus siglas en inglés), los requisitos clave, las posibles exenciones y las fechas de cumplimiento. More
Varios calabacines y calabazas en bandejas después de ser cosechados. Fotografía cortesía de la Fundación Chesapeake Bay (cbf.org)
Manteniendo seguros los productos agrícolas frescos usando las Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas - Articles Articles
Este artículo aborda las formas en que los productores pueden minimizar los riesgos a la inocuidad de los alimentos a través de la evaluación de las prácticas en sus huertas e implementando las buenas prácticas agrícolas. More
Impacto de FSMA en el Compostaje de Sustratos para la Producción de Hongos
Impacto de FSMA en el Compostaje de Sustratos para la Producción de Hongos - Articles Articles
Bajo la Ley de Modernización de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos (FSMA, por sus siglas en inglés) los productores de hongos tienen que reconocer peligros potenciales a la inocuidad de los alimentos y establecer medidas de control. More
Mushroom GAPs Audit and FSMA Resources
Mushroom GAPs Audit and FSMA Resources - Articles Articles
This article lists the information and resources needed to meet Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) standards specific for the mushroom industry. More
Control de Listeria Monocytogenes en el Medio Ambiente de Cultivo y Empaque de Hongos
Control de Listeria Monocytogenes en el Medio Ambiente de Cultivo y Empaque de Hongos - Articles Articles
En los últimos años ha aumentado el conocimiento de que Listeria monocytogenes puede ser un posible contaminante microbiano en alimentos listos para el consumo. More
Martha Zepp, The Pennsylvania State University
Versatile Canned Chicken - Articles Articles
Do you like the convenience of opening a can of ready to use meat and having many possibilities for preparing a meal? Think of a can of tuna. You can do the same thing with canned chicken. More
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Preserving Cranberries - Articles Articles

Preserving Cranberries

Martha Zepp

With fresh cranberries readily available in stores from October through December, now is a great time to purchase a supply and preserve them for year-round use. More
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