Kali provides food safety technical assistance to farmers as they further develop their practices to meet new requirements. In addition to her background in diversified vegetable production, she recently studied food safety, local food systems, and food and agriculture policy while completing her graduate degree in Public Health Nutrition from UC Berkeley.
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25+ years of nationwide consulting in Food Safety, Business, and Nutrition: Experience includes: PCQI Lead Instructor in Human Food Production; HACCP/Food Safety Planning, Auditing, and Training; Nutrition and Allergy Plans; R&D; Nutrition Education; Sanitation; Food Manufacturing and Processing / SQF Implementation; SOP develpment; Financial and Operational Performance. * HACCP / Food...
To ensure safe food and adequate sanitation programs, the facility and surroundings in which food processing and handling operations are conducted must be designed and constructed with sanitary design principles in mind. Many existing facilities do not have optimum sanitary design and construction.
Implicit Price Deflators for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Several FSMA rules have provisions in which a value is adjusted for inflation and averaged over 3 years. We provide the values based on Price Deflators for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the average for the most recent 3 years for the applicable rules below. The GDP deflator is not a static number, and changes...
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.
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.