Soil Amendments

PRESENTATION
Compost Pile

Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin



This presentation walks you through how to develop food safety plans and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for biological soil amendments of animal origin (BSAAOs).


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This presentation will help you better understand FDA's perspective on compost in the Produce Safety Rule.



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Manure and Organic Fertilizers



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VIDEO

Risk Management for Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin



This video discusses risks associated with the group of soil amendments that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) calls “biological soil amendments of animal origin.”

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FSMA Recordkeeping Requirements for BSAAO



This video covers which records you need to have on file in order be in compliance, tips on how to take records, and record storage requirements under the rule.

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Safe and Successful Composting Under FSMA



This video covers scientifically valid and controlled composting methods that are allowable under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.

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Fully Cooked Compost: How FSMA Defines Treated vs. Untreated BSAAO



This video discusses how the rule regulates treated versus untreated biological soil amendments of animal origin.


FACT SHEET
Compost Pile


This fact sheet walks you through the recommended steps for effective compost use while ensuring GAP and FSMA compliance.

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This fact sheet leads you through the recommended use and storage of raw manure to ensure GAP and FSMA PSR compliance.



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