Whether your winter storage rooms are getting bare or you are making the transition from sweet corn to potatoes, what better time to give your cooler a once over than right now? Download the Farm Cooler Checklist to help guide your walk-through.
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This document explains the details of equipment cleaning and sanitizing procedures in food-processing and/or food-handling operations.
The Farm Storage Facility Loan Program (FSFL) provides low-interest financing so producers can build or upgrade facilities to store commodities. Eligible commodities include grains, oilseeds, peanuts, pulse crops, hay, honey, renewable biomass commodities, fruits and vegetables, floriculture, hops, maple sap, milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, eggs, meat/poultry (unprocessed), rye and aquaculture.
The FSMA Produce Safety Rule is an important reference for those helping growers understand requirements under the regulation. But weighing in at 216 pages it can be a burdensome document to read, let alone carry around with you. But there is hope. This blog post summarizes some ways of using the PSR on a mobile device.
Smooth and cleanable surfaces are an important aspect of areas where produce is washed, packed, stored and processed. This is a summary of some of the finish surface materials that are available, their pros, cons and pricing at this time.
When considering storage rooms, wash and pack sheds with growers there is one topic that is sure to strike a nerve: RODENTS. This document is intended to provide summary information about measures you can take to reduce crop losses from these pests.
Equipping Quality Urban Agriculture Leaders (E.Q.U.A.L.): Food Safety Training Customized For Urban And Community Food Production Systems, (#2016-07327). Cullen, E.. California State Polytechnic Univ, Pomona, California
Seeds For Increasing Tribal Knowledge In Food Safety, Rock, C., UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA,TUCSON, ARIZONA - USDA FSOP Funded Project
Information for Farms that are Exempt or fall under the Modified Requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule
List of Certified Water Testing Laboratories in Iowa