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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.
January 19, 2016 | Farms exempt from the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act produce rule still have to keep records to prove exemption and identify yourself at points of sale.
January 19, 2016 | A breakdown of who is required to comply with the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act.
July 2, 2015 | Audits are a good way to verify safe growing and handling practices on fresh produce farms, but can be costly for small growers. Safe Food-A-Syst can be an affordable alternative in implementing food safety practices on a fresh produce farm.
June 4, 2015 | It is important to note that simply being FSMA compliant does not assure a farm will be able to pass a food safety audit. Here are some key differences between FSMA and food safety audits.