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.
Published on March 27, 2020
Considerations to help producers protect themselves, their families and employees from novel coronavirus, the virus that causes the infectious disease COVID-19.
Published on March 26, 2020
On a field crop farm, the goal of biosecurity is to keep the owners, operators and staff safe and healthy.
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 March 2, 2020
A good HACCP plan consists of more than one person writing something down and filing it in a binder to collect dust on the shelf.
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 January 3, 2020
Michigan State University Extension’s 2020 winter meetings offer updates on pest and crop management as well necessary information on new regulations.
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