Factsheets & Presentations

Blood and Bodily Fluids Policy Factsheet

This guidance document addresses blood and bodily fluid concerns and offers a blood and bodily fluids policy boiler plate that can be adapted to your farm.

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Food Safe Compost Use

This guidance document will walk you through the recommended steps for effective compost use while ensuring GAP and FSMA compliance.

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Manure Use

This document will lead users through the recommended use and storage of raw manure to ensure GAP and FSMA PSR compliance.

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Livestock and Food Production

This guidance document that will walk you through some considerations regarding livestock that may be kept near your production area.

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Taking a Water Sample

Water testing can be tricky. This guidance document provides instruction on taking a proper water sample as well as requesting the correct test.

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Interpreting Water Test Results

This guidance document addresses how to read and understand water testing results and what to do about them.

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Considering Irrigation Water Sources

This guidance document addresses relative risks associated with irrigation water sources and delivery methods. It will also discuss the frequency of testing each source.

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Evaluating Refrigerated Trucks

This guidance document and episode will offer a number of food safety considerations regarding evaluating refrigerated trucks.

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Rodent and Bird Control

This guidance document addresses due diligence for rodent and vertebrate pest control and offers a standard operating procedure (SOP) boilerplate that can be adapted to your farm and help address rodents and other vertebrates in storage and packing areas.

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Chlorine as a Sanitizer

This guidance document and episode will walk you through the safe and effective use of chlorine as a disinfectant.

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Creating a Google Maps Field Map

An accurate map of your farm is a foundation piece in your GAP manual. Without a clearly drawn map with your fields delineated, it will be difficult for you to prove to your auditors that you can provide a full traceback of your farm’s products.

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Writing a Mission Statement

Learn how to create a great mission statement for your GAP Manual.

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Mobile Digital Recordkeeping

This guidance document describes how to use the forms function in Google Docs to create an online food safety record. It is a free, cloud based reporting of food safety activities anywhere a worker's smartphone can take them.

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Dealing With Irrigated Crops

This guidance document will offer a number of food safety considerations when irrigating your crops.

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Maintaining a Cold Chain

This guidance document and episode review best practices to ensure food safety compliance when using refrigeration.

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BSAAO Policies, Procedures, and Documentation

Developing food safety plans and standard operating procedures

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Challenges Regarding FSMA Compliance

Challenges regarding compliance with FSMA regulations

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Functions and Purposes of Soil Amendments

Manure and Organic Fertilizers Segment 1: Functions and Purposes of Soil Amendments

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Manure

Manure and Organic Fertilizers Segment 2: Manure

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Compost and Biosolids

Manure and Organic Fertilizers Segment 3: Compost and Biosolids

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Plant and Animal Byproducts

Manure and Organic Fertilizers Segment 4: Plant and Animal Byproducts

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Farmworker Produce Safety Training Tools

This presentation trains farm managers and crew leaders to conduct successful produce safety training programs.

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Farm Food Safety Contacts

This document will help you figure out who to contact if a food safety issue arises on the farm.

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Farm Food Safety Words

This document gives examples of important food safety phrases to know in both English and Spanish.

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Effective Farm Meetings

Whether scheduling regular meetings or meetings to address a specific issue, farmers may want to consider the questions and recommendations listed in this document.

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Effective Farm Meetings (Spanish)

Si planifica reuniones ordinarias o reuniones para abordar una cuestión específica, agricultores puedan querer considerar las siguientes preguntas y recomendaciones.

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Spanish Praise Words

This document provides a list of praise words in both English and Spanish.

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Infrastructure Toolkit for Farmers

Here, you'll find a building guide for cost effective structures used to clean vegetables.

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Building Your Own Extra Tough First Aid Kit

The following resource will guide you in making your own farm first aid kit.

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Footbaths for Animal Facilities

Human footwear is often not cleaned, and therefore can introduce diseases onto the farm. In this document, you'll learn how to make a foot bath for your farm, which is an easy, inexpensive way to reduce these risks.

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The "Musts" of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule

This document contains the ‘musts’ that are outlined in the PSA Grower Training slides supplied to attendees of the course.

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