Many small and medium producers and processors are affected by the recent implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulation as the existing training does not address how to determine compliance and assumes that small and medium food processors (SMPs) begin training with a base level of food safety knowledge that many SMPs do not have. This work develops accessible, scale-...
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Eight FSOP projects from around the country provided updates on current projects.
This is an example of a food safety plan from a demonstration farm in west Alabama. The farm is not covered by FSMA, but the plan aligns with PSR requirements.
Did you know that dirt and possible pathogens are aerosolized when using a power washer? The contamination is then spread all over the pack house, onto workers and any other nearby surface. This video looks at this effect and its remediation.
PI and Program Manager for Produce Safety Program at ODA.
Food safety Agent Associates, Angela Ferelli and Carol Allen talk about some common issues that MDA agents found during audits and inspections in 2020. The second half is a review of some of the state and federal regulatory updates for the year.
If you are a Maryland Extension agent or fruit and vegetable grower, use this video to help you navigate the mandatory Maryland farm registration process
Water sampling can seem complicated, but it's not. This video takes you step by step through the process.
This video demonstrates what an effective cleaning and sanitizing strategy looks like for cold storage units.
Workers can be the greatest asset on a farm and can represent one of the biggest risks of cross contamination. Effective training of workers mitigates that risk.