This factsheet answers the following questions: - What is an environmental monitoring program? - Why use environmental monitoring? - How do we identify zones? - What are the suggested zone designations in a packinghouse or other food facility? - Why are zones important?
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In this episode, Jordan DeVries, a Michigan Produce Safety Technician, sits down with Elizabeth Visser, farm manager at Blandford Nature Center. They discuss the produce safety efforts put into place at Blandford, and how Liz communicates the value of food safety to the customers and crew.
In this episode, Michigan Produce Safety Technicians Landen Tetil and Micah Hutchison discuss some of the requirements (the "musts") of the Produce Safety Rule, and some creative ways that growers can go about meeting these requirements.
This episode features Gianna Costa, Food Safety Quality and Assurance Manager for Square Roots indoor farm, and Phil Tocco, a statewide Produce Safety Educator with Michigan State University Extension. They talk about how Square Roots works as an indoor growing operation, how they mitigate food safety hazards, and how they build a culture of food safety.
This guide presents a checklist for growers to help them assess food safety hazards in greenhouse systems, including high tunnel and hydroponic systems.
A near life-long Lincolnite, and Nebraskan, Eastlyn graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to joining the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, in May of 2022, Eastlyn spent 6 years working in organic certification, and previously served as an Americorps Member related to community agriculture. Eastlyn looks forward to connecting to with...
The Processors' Food Safety Toolkit is a resource collection to help very small and small processors get started with Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
Food safety resources for leafy green shippers, growers and harvesters, and other interested stakeholders.
Food science extension teams at Cornell University have created a monkeypox factsheet with information and resources for the food industry.
The purpose of this document is to help explain the differences between mandatory requirements of the PSR and the requirements within market driven buyer specific audits.