Food Safety from Farm to Fork

Food safety will become increasing important as the rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act are announced and implemented.  All producers of specialty crops are urged to consider the implications for their farming operation.

Recent presentations on farm food safety are below.

The presentation here (pdf, 2014) discusses the basic concepts of Good Agriculture Practices, with an emphasis on vegetables and fruit.

Several points of interest related to farm food safety for PYO farm are discussed here (pdf, 2014).

An excellent farm food safety plan, developed by Cornell University, is available here (Word, 2014).  This template is intended to be customized for your farming situation.