NOVEL CORONAVIRUS UPDATES AND RESOURCES

We provide resources and assistance to fresh produce growers on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.

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FOOD SAFETY & COVID-19 GUIDANCE

There are many questions and concerns regarding food safety in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. University of Florida IFAS Extension and North Carolina State University released a series of guidance documents in order to answer questions and address some of these issues.



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Evaluating Hygienic Design


Hygienic or Sanitary Design allows equipment and the areas around it to be easily cleaned and sanitized, which is crucial when it comes to food safety. This video walks you through key principles to consider when evaluating the hygienic design of your equipment.





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Are You Covered Under FSMA?


Figuring out how the FSMA Produce Safety Rule applies to your farm can be confusing. This interactive video will ask you a series of questions to determine if your farm is covered under the rule, excluded from the rule, or eligible for an exemption.







PSA Grower Training


The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course, offered by MSU Extension, is a standardized curriculum that provides a foundation of FSMA Produce Safety Rule information.


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On-Farm Readiness Reviews


An On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR) gives you the opportunity to walk through your operation with trained professionals and discuss what you can do on your farm to meet the Produce Safety Rule requirements.


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Educational Resources


There is a lot to learn when it comes produce safety. We keep our website updated with relevant videos, graphics, and other resources designed to help with every aspect of produce safety on the farm.


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Funding for this website was made possible in part by the Food and Drug Administration through grant PAR-16-137. The views expressed in the posted materials do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices or organization imply endorsement by the United States Government.