2021 Advanced GAP Webinar Series In this webinar, Dr. Angela Ferelli from University of Maryland along with Mr. Alec Loranca from Maryland Dept. of Agriculture’s food Quality Assurance Program will share how to approach Risk Assessments--key requirements in the Harmonized GAP Standard-- in ways that make sense for your operation.
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2021 Advanced GAP Webinar Series In this first webinar, Molly Gillingham from Maryland Dept. of Agriculture’s food Quality Assurance Program will be introducing us to the Harmonized GAP Standard, how it is different from MDA Basic GAP certification, and finish with tips on how to avoid common mistakes when prepping for an HGAP Audit
This video introduces basic on-farm, food safety handling for fresh fruits and vegetables and has been created for the volunteer audience.
Many third-party audits, buyers, and standard operating procedures for produce packinghouses or other food facilities require regular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) or protein swabs to verify the effectiveness of the cleaning and sanitation protocols. This video demonstrates how to collect ATP and protein swabs, how to interpret swab results, and provides advice to help determine an acceptable...
This scenario was developed for the NCR FSMA 2021 Virtual Conference and is designed for small group discussions on how educators and regulators would react to this farm.
Turbidity in postharvest wash water is recognized by the FSMA Produce Safety Rule as important in produce wash water quality. Excessive turbidity may hamper efforts to effectively maintain sanitary postharvest wash water.
This is a project summary report that shares the findings of a recently completed project that aimed to assess farmer profitability in the Northeast region from selling a new product, retail frozen local foods, by estimating key returns and costs, and profitability.
As the Food Safety Project Manager for National Farmers Union, Ava DeBovis oversees and manages the Local Food Safety Collaborative (LFSC) project, which aims to provide outreach, education, and training to small local food producers and processors on the Produce Safety and Preventive Controls rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Prior to employment with NFU, DeBovis worked for...
Rip Weaver works with the Arkansas Produce Safety team at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service helping to implement the FSMA Produce Safety Rule in the state through Produce Safety Grower Trainings and On-Farm Readiness Reviews. With a educational background in psychology, public health, and food systems and safety, Rip focuses on worker health/hygiene...
NYS approach to applying Part 112 or Part 117 to Produce warehouses and Farm mixed-type facilities