Published on March 20, 2020
Novel coronavirus, the virus that causes the infectious disease COVID-19, is on every grower’s mind. Here are answers to common questions about how to approach handwashing and sanitation on produce farms.
Published on March 16, 2020
Many farmers rely on cats to control rodents on farms, limiting crop loss and reducing other produce safety risks from rodents. However, cats bring risks of their own. Here’s how you can reduce those risks.
Published on February 24, 2020
Cleaning and sanitizing all food contact surfaces are required to establish a clean break. Learn what a clean break is and why it might be important to fruit and vegetable growers who grade, sort and store the produce they grow.
Published on January 28, 2020
On-farm produce safety can be undermined with the wrong postharvest equipment. Consider these food safety concerns when buying equipment and come to an upcoming workshop on hygienic equipment design.
Published on November 4, 2019
Learn more about the risks associated with the three main types of animal intrusion a grower may find during a preharvest wildlife assessment.
Published on May 15, 2019
How ready are you to being Food Safety Modernization Act Produce (FSMA)-compliant? Find out with the On-Farm Readiness Review.
Published on May 1, 2019
Industry-specific produce safety guidelines, usually more rigorous than basic produce safety standards, only exist for a few crops. Learn which crops have them and how to answer audit questions when your crop doesn’t have them.
Published on April 18, 2019
The FDA is accepting feedback around newly issued draft guidance regarding the Produce Safety Rule. The deadline to comment is April 22!
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