This fact sheet provides information about the differences between an Agricultural Water System Inspection (§ 112.42) and the proposed Agricultural Water Assessment (AgWA) from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR).
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This article is intended to enhance understanding of what is written in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) about agricultural water used during harvest and postharvest activities.
The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) compiled this list of resources to support farms and regulatory authorities as they prepare for inspections covering the requirements of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule Subpart E, related to agricultural water used during harvest and postharvest. This list does not include requirements for pre-harvest water, or those that are outside of Subpart E.
You might sample your farm’s well water and have it tested at the lab for total coliform bacteria. This resource helps to understand the significance of total coliform and Escherichia coli-positive results in terms of 1) sanitary quality of the water, 2) regulatory requirements and 3) third-party audit requirements.
In this video, we tour Filbert Street Garden in Baltimore City, an urban community garden that is also home to beehives, poultry, goats and sheep, and a composting operation.
In this video, we tour Dicot Farm in Waldorf, MD where farmers Erik and Meghan will tell us about the water sources and systems on their farm, and how food safety impacts their decisions on irrigation and crop planning.
In this video, we visit Whitelock Community Farm in Baltimore City where urban farm manager, Kimberly Raikes, and her crew show and tell how they weave food safety into the daily routines on their urban farm, and the changes and upgrades they have made to make it easier to keep food safe while harvesting, washing and packing.
This flowchart will help a farm determine if a farm is covered by the PSR and if Enforcement Discretion applies.
Produce safety risk assessment, land use, animals and soil amendments are discussed in this webinar about animal waste. In this webinar, we focus on understanding and assessing risks from wildlife, livestock, raw manure, and previous land use.
Learn about different sanitizer wash systems, different types of sanitizer, keeping things clean & organized, cleaning & sanitizing equipment, appropriate packaging and more. Learn how to keep you produce and your workers safe.