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The use of a triple sink wash system in combination with a sanitizer can help reduce the risk of pathogen contamination in fresh fruits and vegetable.
Video Series Answers Questions About Sanitizers in Wash Water - News News
A Penn State Extension farm food safety video series is available for fruit and vegetable growers seeking more detailed information on farm food safety of harvested crops. More
Tools for Writing a Farm Food Safety Plan
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Tools for Writing a Farm Food Safety Plan

Lee Stivers, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Penn State Extension offers a set of templates, checklist and logs, to assist farmers of fresh fruits and vegetables in writing farm food safety plans. More
Understanding FSMA: The Produce Safety Rule
Understanding FSMA: The Produce Safety Rule - Articles Articles
This article provides a discussion of farming activities and types of produce that are covered under the rule, key requirements, certain exemptions and modified requirements for which farms may be eligible, and deadlines for complying with the rule. More
FSMA Produce Safety Rule - Coverage and Exemption Tool
FSMA Produce Safety Rule - Coverage and Exemption Tool - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
This interactive questionnaire is designed to help you determine your regulatory status with respect to the FDA's Produce Safety Rule, under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). More
Produce that is or is not covered under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule Produce that is or is not covered under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule - Articles
Find out which produce is covered or not covered under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - Produce Safety Rule. More
FSMA's Preventive Controls for Animal Foods Rule
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FSMA's Preventive Controls for Animal Foods Rule

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Ginger D Fenton, PhD

16:31

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Animal Foods rule is discussed in this video. Learn if your operation is affected and what you need to do to comply. More
What is the Food Safety Modernization Act?
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What is the Food Safety Modernization Act?

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

28:01

This 28-minute video covers the basics of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and provides in-depth information on the Produce Safety and Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rules. Watch and learn how FSMA affects you. More
Making Cider Vinegar at Home
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Making Cider Vinegar at Home

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Two factors require special attention when making vinegar at home: oxygen supply and temperature. More
Let's Preserve: Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes
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Let's Preserve: Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

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

For canning potatoes, select the “waxy” or “boiling” kinds. Most red-skin potatoes are suitable, and many white or gold round new potatoes with thin skins work well, too. More
Let's Preserve: Root Vegetables - Beets, Carrots, Turnips, and Rutabagas
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Let's Preserve: Root Vegetables - Beets, Carrots, Turnips, and Rutabagas

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

Root vegetables must be processed in a pressure canner. They cannot be safely canned in a boiling water bath or atmospheric steam canner. More
Let's Preserve: Soup
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Let's Preserve: Soup

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

The convenience of prepared soup makes cooking and meal planning easier. Freezing and canning preservation methods are explained. More
Preserving Soup Safely
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Preserving Soup Safely

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Learn about safe methods for canning or freezing soup at home. More
Produce Safety Exemption Chart
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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
Preventive Controls Exemption Chart
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You know that at least some of your food products are covered under the FSMA Preventive Controls Rule. Use this flow chart to find out if you are eligible for any exemptions. More
Razones para Lavar los Productos Frescos
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Razones para Lavar los Productos Frescos

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Lee Stivers

14:49

Las consideraciones de seguridad alimentaria son de importancia crítica durante e inmediatamente después de lavar las frutas y hortalizas frescas. More
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