Farmer Lorig Hawkins takes us through their food safety journey and how they formed a dynamic food safety plan at Middle Ground Farm in Central Texas.
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We're going "bac" to bacteria basics with Produce Safety Alliance Director Betsy Bihn, dishing on microbes, hazards vs risks, pathogen transmission, and why integrating food safety into your farm management is always a good idea.
Find out who and what are covered, not covered, and qualified exempt under the Food Safety Modernization Act's Produce Safety Rule.
What is food safety and why does it matter? National Farmers Union's Local Food Safety Collaborative team paints a picture of why food safety is important and here to stay.
In recent years, wildfire disasters in the United States have led to many growers asking questions about how to navigate post-wildfire food safety concerns with their crop sand livestock. This resource aims to provide guidance about common concerns, how to assess potential impacts, and what remediation and mitigation options are available.
Flooding presents a range of challenges for food growers and processors—including how to ensure safe food production. This resource collection provides a list of information and tools that food producers can refer to when understanding how to respond to flooding, including federal guidance, assessing risk, decision support, and food handling and processing recommendations.
This manual is intended to provide an overview of food safety for school gardens, community gardens, urban farms and others to understand and reduce risk in these garden settings. It includes a template food safety plan and supporting posters and other materials.
Phil Tocco, Emily Hollingsworth, and Morgan Anderson, members of the Michigan On-Farm Produce Safety team, recently met up at the Northwest Orchard and Vineyard Show to discuss what growers need to know about the Agricultural Water Rule. In this episode, they provide an overview of the Ag Water Rule, and discuss what is currently known and unknown about the proposed rule.
What are the food safety risks of using harvested rainwater? In this episode, Mariel Borgman and Micah Hutchison talk with Dr. Rachel Rosenberg Goldstein about her research on harvested rainwater quality and whether or not it's safe to use for irrigation.
This month, Produce Safety Technicians Landen Tetil and Breanna Hannula discuss the cross contamination risks with shared equipment. This could be a tractor used in both livestock and produce areas, or a sink you use to wash both eggs and fresh produce. Listen up on this episode of Produce Bites!