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Food Safety Resource #729
Added by Angela Marie Ferelli • Last updated January 4, 2021
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Worker Health, Hygiene & Training, Soil Amendments, Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use, Ag Water (Preharvest), Ag Water (Postharvest), Postharvest Handling & Sanitation, Food Safety Plans, Record Keeping, Traceability
State: MD

Angela Ferelli is an Agent Associate in Food Safety at the University of Maryland and a Produce Safety Alliance Lead trainer. She has a passion for effective science communication and translatable research that can aid growers in making on-farm risk assessments and management decisions. In addition to the Produce Safety Rule, she is also certified to assess risk for small food processors (PCQI)...

Food Safety Resource #728
Added by Gina Clithero • Last updated January 4, 2021
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Worker Health, Hygiene & Training, Soil Amendments, Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use, Ag Water (Preharvest), Ag Water (Postharvest), Postharvest Handling & Sanitation, Food Safety Plans, Record Keeping, Traceability
State: VT

In Gina's role as Agriculture Development Specialist, she supports the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets Produce Program's outreach, education, and market access efforts. Gina manages the Vermont Produce Safety Improvement Grant Program, which provides financial assistance to support farms in their efforts to improve on-farm food safety. She also conducts outreach to...

Food Safety Resource #727
Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated December 21, 2020
Author: C. Callahan, A. Chamberlin, & H. Estrin
Type: Project
Topic: Worker Health, Hygiene & Training, Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This project supported the creation of new handwashing stations at farms and food businesses in Vermont who had limited access to this important piece of infrastructure. A total of 36 handwashing stations were provided to 31 farm and food businesses as a result of this project with an average cost of $170 per station.

Food Safety Resource #725
Added by Ollie Cultrara • Last updated December 4, 2020
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Worker Health, Hygiene & Training, Soil Amendments, Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use, Ag Water (Preharvest), Ag Water (Postharvest), Postharvest Handling & Sanitation, Food Safety Plans, Record Keeping, Traceability
State: VT

Ollie Cultrara (they/them) is the Education and Outreach Coordinator with the Produce Program at the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. They coordinate outreach and development of educational materials to help produce farms transition to FSMA Produce Safety Rule compliance, access markets, and grow produce safety as part of the farm culture. Prior to joining the Vermont Agency of...

Food Safety Resource #720
Added by Meredith Melendez • Last updated November 23, 2020
Author: Meredith Melendez
Type: Project
Topic: General (PCHF), Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF), General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

As a member of the produce industry we would like your input on what food safety priorities you see as most important. Please consider taking this anonymous online survey.

Food Safety Resource #714
Complete set of TAN questions and answers (as of 10/23/2020) addressing the farm definition
Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated November 16, 2020
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request to the FDA for all TAN communications regarding the definition of a farm as defined at 21 C.F.R. 1.227 and 21 C.F.R. 112.3, for purposes of understanding compliance with the FSMA Produce Safety Rule (PSR) and Preventive Controls Rule for Human Food (PCR). The request was...

Food Safety Resource #713
Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated November 13, 2020
Author: NECAFS and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PCHF), Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF), General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

NECAFS and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School (CAFS) worked together to research commonly asked FSMA Produce Safety Rule legal questions and create educational resources that provide clarity and understanding for our audience.

Food Safety Resource #712
Added by Danielle Runion • Last updated November 12, 2020
Type: People
Topic: Preventive Controls (PCs), Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF), Food Safety Plan, General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Worker Health, Hygiene & Training, Soil Amendments, Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use, Ag Water (Preharvest), Ag Water (Postharvest), Postharvest Handling & Sanitation, Food Safety Plans, Record Keeping, Traceability
State: AZ

Danielle Runion, M.S. is the Program Manager for the Produce Safety Rule (PSR) at the Arizona Department of Agriculture in the Citrus, Fruit and Vegetable Division. Danielle received her Master's Degree in Soil Science from the Department of Crop and Soil Science at Oregon State University (OSU) in 2018. Ms. Runion taught lectures and facilitated labs at OSU on the fundamental soil processes...

Food Safety Resource #709
Added by Cathy Carlson • Last updated November 6, 2020
Type: People
Topic: General (PCHF), Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Preventive Controls (PCs), Food Safety Plan, General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Worker Health, Hygiene & Training, Soil Amendments, Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use, Ag Water (Preharvest), Ag Water (Postharvest), Postharvest Handling & Sanitation, Food Safety Plans, Record Keeping, Traceability
State: CA

Cathy Carlson is a private consultant for on farm food safety programs of all sizes. She brings to farmers a diverse background of program management, regulatory experience and sustainable farming. She has spent the past few years working as a Quality Assurance and Food Safety Manager for the fresh cut produce industry in the Central Coast area. Prior to that she worked for state and federal...

Food Safety Resource #707
Assessing Environmental Hazards in the Southern Region
Added by Kristin Woods • Last updated October 21, 2020
Author: Kristin Woods
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use, Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This graphic depicts a variety of environmental hazards that could be found on a fruit or vegetable farm. It is similar to the image found in the Produce Safety Alliance Curriculum, but specific to hazards found in the southern region.

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