This fact sheet is a summary of the biological soil amendments of animal origin (BSAAOs) requirements of the Produce Safety Rule and is intended to educate composters and BSAAO manufacturers about the rule.
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This is an example certificate of conformance that includes the minimum information required by the FDA in an easily fillable format.
This episode features a conversation between Annalisa Hultberg from University of Minnesota Extension and Phil Tocco from Michigan State University Extension. They discuss some of the key features of the recently published Proposed Agriscultural Water Rule (Subpart E) of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
This first in a series of cleaning and sanitizing videos introduces the viewer to the basic concepts of cleaning and sanitation and discusses how to fit cleaning and sanitizing into the farm’s operation schedule.
This video features the beginning farmers at Flywheel Farm as they build a small packshed on their leased farmland.
This video features the farmers of Jericho Settlers Farm, a diversified produce and livestock operation, as they expand an old dairy barn into a packshed to accommodate the growth of their business.
This video features the farmers at High Meadows, who became Vermont's first certified organic farm in 1971, as they renovate an old dairy barn into a pack shed that includes a wash line and storage.
A postharvest casestudy of a small scale, 1 acre, hillside, organic market garden in Vermont.
Implementing food safety practices in wash/pack facilities is critical for ensuring that foodborne pathogens are not introduced or spread as produce is sorted, graded, washed, and packed. This 5-part series will walk you through principles of food safety, the ideal wash/pack facility layout, post-harvest water management, cleaning and sanitizing, and tips for cleaning larger washing equipment...
Developing good procedures for cleaning and sanitizing harvest equipment and post-harvest facilities is critical for ensuring high-quality product and reducing food safety risks. This video describes how to develop a strategy for cleaning post-harvest areas.