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October 9, 2017 | Many growers think they are eligible for a qualified exemption under the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule because they sell to a food hub. A recent response from the FDA says this may not be the case.
August 9, 2017 | When used in fresh produce cropping systems, using and storing compost falls under the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act with strict guidelines.
May 30, 2017 | Producers should ask these questions when purchasing equipment for a fruit or vegetable packhouse to ensure food safety.
May 10, 2017 | Water sampling to meet federal on-farm food safety guidelines can be confusing. This article helps eliminate some confusion about taking and submitting a water sample.
May 3, 2017 | How does the FDA define composting and its use in fresh produce with regards to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? Let’s clarify the definitions used by the FDA in FSMA.
May 3, 2017 | Knowing how much documentation is necessary to prove practices were done can be difficult to figure out. Here are considerations when trying to determine how much is enough.
March 16, 2017 | Excessive turbidity may hamper efforts to effectively maintain sanitary post-harvest wash water. Keep monitoring this very important post-harvest wash component.
March 16, 2017 | As fresh produce growers learn about the Food Safety Modernization Act, many are confused by the difference between a food safety audit and an on-farm produce safety inspection.
October 13, 2016 | As a fresh produce grower, are you getting the right training to be Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliant? Find out if your training will meet FSMA requirements.
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.