Produce Safety

This tutorial serves as an introduction to food safety topics for produce growers, with information on FSMA rules, GAP certification, and writing a farm food safety plan.

Food safety considerations are critical for the long-term success of your farming operation and this tutorial will equip you with the tools and resources to begin to implement food safety practices on your own farm.

The lessons in this tutorial include an introduction to produce safety on the farm, rules for produce safety under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the GAP certification and audit process, and developing your own farm food safety plan. Whether you are wanting to become GAP certified, learn more about how the FSMA Produce Safety Rule affects your farm, or just become better-educated on food safety topics, this tutorial will help you become better-informed to reduce the food safety risks on your farm and ensure the long-term success of your operation.

Corona Farmers Market, Queens, New York, USDA Flickr CC