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Farmers play an important role in preventing food-borne illnesses through the use of good agricultural and management practices. This publication discusses ways farmers can reduce produce contamination risk, which creates a safer food system and increases consumer confidence in their own products and farm at the same time.
Table of Contents
The Importance of Food Safety
Pathogens: The Bad Bacteria that Cause Disease
Proper Handwashing Technique
Biodiversity and Food Safety on the Farm
Food Safety and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
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Specific NOP Regulations for Composted Manures
Soil and Compost Resources
Water and Irrigation Resources
Analytical and Testing Services
Other Useful Resources
Sample Record Keeping Form for Compost/Manure Application and for Compost Production
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