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  • Farm market

    Laws about pesticides: Residues

    Published on November 2, 2018

    Many consumers wonder about the safety of pesticides in our food system. Let’s explore the various laws in place to help keep our food supply safe.

  • Vegetables

    What is considered a farm under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule?

    Published on June 18, 2018

    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule defines a farm by its activities of growing, harvesting, packing or holding crops. Let’s explore some of the small but challenging aspects of that very simple definition.

  • Why you should worry about clean breaks and lot sizes

    Published on May 22, 2018

    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.

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