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August 8, 2016 | With GroupGAP, growers can get certified under the same GAP Certification, a fit for some groups of growers. Check these significant considerations first.
August 8, 2016 | Washing fruits and vegetables properly in a dunk tank or hydrocooler can help extend shelf life and improve food safety. Improper washing increases the risk of a small food safety problem becoming a big one.
June 6, 2016 | The potential for digital record keeping of food safety data is now easier than ever. Here are some basic considerations for creating a digital recordkeeping system in Google Docs.
June 6, 2016 | First aid kits are necessary on produce farms. When it comes to food safety, have first aid supplies ready.
May 11, 2016 | When wildlife comes in contact with fruit and vegetable production areas, the risk of foodborne illnesses increases. If growers are to mitigate some of the risk posed by wildlife, they need a plan.
May 11, 2016 | A properly working sewage treatment system on the farm is critical to preventing contamination in the fields adjacent to it and essential in passing a food safety audit.
March 29, 2016 | When choosing a water testing lab to determine surface water quality to comply with food safety laws, consider asking the lab these key questions before choosing.
March 29, 2016 | The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulates irrigation water testing in growing fresh produce and what water needs to be tested. Recent changes have been made that can make a difference in the amount of testing required of growers.
February 10, 2016 | In situations where heavy metals like lead and arsenic may be high in the soil, selecting certain vegetables to grow can lower the risk of heavy metal exposure.
February 10, 2016 | The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) water standards have recently become final, with a few clarifications including water sampling requirements.