Soil Amendments


Compost Pile

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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Manure and Organic Fertilizers

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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.”

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.

Safe and Successful Composting Under FSMA

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

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.

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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