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Food Safety Resource #1297
Added by Don Stoeckel • Last updated December 20, 2023
Author: Don Stoeckel, Donna Clements, Thais Ramos, Tommy Saunders, Mariana Villarreal, Elizabeth A. Bihn
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Ag Water (Preharvest), Ag Water (Postharvest), Record Keeping

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).

Food Safety Resource #1296
Added by Don Stoeckel • Last updated December 20, 2023
Author: Don Stoeckel, Ph.D., Donna Clements, M.S., Connie Fisk, Ph.D., Gretchen Wall, M.S., Elizabeth A. Bihn, Ph.D
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Ag Water (Postharvest), Food Safety Plans

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.

Food Safety Resource #1295
Added by Don Stoeckel • Last updated December 20, 2023
Author: Produce Safety Alliance
Type:
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Ag Water (Postharvest), Postharvest Handling & Sanitation, Record Keeping

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.

Food Safety Resource #1294
Added by Don Stoeckel • Last updated December 20, 2023
Author: Don Stoeckel
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Ag Water (Postharvest), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

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.

Food Safety Resource #1293
Added by Aleya Fraser • Last updated December 18, 2023
Author: Chesapeake Produce Safety Education Project
Type: Case Study, Videos
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Soil Amendments, Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use

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.

Food Safety Resource #1292
Added by Aleya Fraser • Last updated December 18, 2023
Author: Chesapeake Produce Safety Education Project
Type: Case Study, Videos
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Ag Water (Preharvest), Ag Water (Postharvest)

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.

Food Safety Resource #1291
Added by Aleya Fraser • Last updated December 18, 2023
Author: Chesapeake Produce Safety Education Project
Type: Case Study, People, Project, Videos
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Worker Health, Hygiene & Training

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.

Food Safety Resource #1290
Added by Sarah Musick • Last updated December 19, 2023
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material, Coverage Assessment Tools, Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)
State: CO

This flowchart will help a farm determine if a farm is covered by the PSR and if Enforcement Discretion applies.

Food Safety Resource #1288
Added by Aleya Fraser • Last updated December 7, 2023
Author: Aleya Fraser
Type: Videos
Topic: Soil Amendments, Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use, Postharvest Handling & Sanitation

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.

Food Safety Resource #1287
Added by Aleya Fraser • Last updated December 7, 2023
Author: Aleya Fraser
Type: Videos
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Worker Health, Hygiene & Training
State: MD

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.

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