Michigan State University Extension offers training specifically for supervisors in charge of on-farm produce safety
Published on September 14, 2022
Michigan State University Extension continues to offer a training opportunity designed for farm supervisors who deal with on-farm produce safety.
Useful tips for produce safety water sampling and the opportunity to learn more
Published on August 23, 2022
Water sampling to meet on-farm produce safety rules and GAP requirements can be confusing. This article offers a few tips to doing it right and announces an opportunity to learn more.
Considering the flow of food in pack shed design
Published on August 9, 2022
Early in the process of planning a pack shed, think how food moves from harvest until it leaves the care of the operation. Tracing the flow of food helps pinpoint potential sources of contamination that might not otherwise be apparent.
New program can defray the cost of produce safety compliance
Published on July 5, 2022
Small fruit and vegetable farmers often cite the cost of food safety practices as a reason for not adopting them. A new government program can help these farmers defray the cost of participation in food safety audits and compliance with regulations.
The next step in your on-farm produce safety work: On-Farm Readiness Review
Published on April 25, 2022
The Michigan on-farm produce safety team helps Michigan produce growers assess their farm’s readiness related to the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.
Antimicrobial Stewardship and Global Food Safety: The Next Pandemic?
Published on January 24, 2022
One person dies every 15 minutes due to antibiotic resistant organisms in the US. Haskell and DeAngelo review the relevant legislation, and what else government and the food sector can do to help address this growing global problem.
Constructively commenting on the revised FSMA water rule
Published on December 22, 2021
Growers can comment on revisions to the proposed produce safety water rule, Subpart E of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. Learn how to comment effectively and make sure industry’s voice is heard in the proposed rule.
What do I need to know about lead before planting vegetables?
Published on December 22, 2021
In situations where heavy metals may be high in the soil, selecting certain vegetables to grow can lower the risk of heavy metal exposure.
USDA grant will engage Michigan farmers to create trainings for beginning farmers
Published on November 3, 2021
This collaborative project is engaging community-based beginning farmer programs and beginning farmers to create educational resources and trainings for educators in Michigan.
What are our responsibilities regarding food allergies?
Published on October 7, 2021
Knowing what food allergies are -- as well as the responsibility of manufacturers, retailers and individuals -- can help prevent a potentially fatal consequence.
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