Published on November 17, 2020
With third party auditors requiring environmental sampling and product testing, growers are often left wondering what to do when a test comes back positive. Here are answers to some common questions and who to call to avoid costly mistakes.
Published on October 19, 2020
Despite seeming to make economic and ecological sense, there are potential issues that make reusing single use fruit and vegetable boxes and bins for other produce sales a food safety risk.
Published on October 8, 2020
A state license is required to legally produce, process and sell milk to the public.
Published on August 6, 2020
Implementing food safety practices on fruit and vegetable farms has been challenging. In response, a lot of different programs have sprung up to help. Let’s review a few programs that often are confused.
Published on July 20, 2020
While the idea of pesticides can invoke many strong emotional responses, in this post, we’ll explore pesticides’ purpose, how they end up in our food and water, and if they pose harm to human health.
Published on July 16, 2020
A published Michigan Court of Appeals case provides clarification over the confusing issue of local regulation and the Right to Farm Act.
Published on May 27, 2020
Regularly cleaning and sanitizing areas on produce farms is important. A master sanitation schedule can help guide how frequently to clean certain parts of an operation.
Published on May 19, 2020
In this constantly changing environment, here are some resources to help produce farms run while keeping personnel and plants healthy.
Published on April 14, 2020
Although the Food Safety Modernization Act has added new testing methods to the approval list, finding the right lab still isn't easy. Use this map to find a lab near you.
Published on April 6, 2020
It is hard to compete on price when you are starting a new business. Instead, compete on customer service, quality and your unique selling proposition.
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