In this Issue:
  • Farm Food Safety Certification Training – October 26
  • Farm Food Safety Workshops – October 5 & 26
  • Where to Start with Marketing Fresh Produce?
  • Do the New Food Safety Standards Apply to Your Farm?
  • Things You Should Know About Farm Food Safety
  • Food Safety

    Farm Food Safety Certification Training – October 26

    Attendance at an FDA compliant food safety training is required for fruit and vegetable farms that have an annual value of produce sold (based on a three year average) of $25,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more.  The compliance date for some farms is as early as January 1, 2020 which seems like a …

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    Farm Food Safety Workshops – October 5 & 26

    Two Farm Food Safety Workshops are scheduled for October in the Panhandle.  A Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual Workshop is scheduled for October 5th in Crestview and a Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training is scheduled for October 26 in Marianna.  The PSA Grower Training curriculum is …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/08/farm-food-safety-workshops-october-5-26/

    Where to Start with Marketing Fresh Produce?

    The local food movement has grown tremendously over the past several years. People have become more interested in how their food is produced and where it comes from. New farms have popped up to try to satisfy this demand. You might be one of these new farmers and you probably chose to take this endeavor …

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    Do the New Food Safety Standards Apply to Your Farm?

    If you are a produce farmer, you should have heard about the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, by now. This act, which was passed in 2011, is considered the largest update to food safety regulation in over 80 years.

    The proposed produce safety rule under the FSMA is very robust, establishing the minimum …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/31/do-the-new-food-safety-standards-apply-to-your-farm/

    Things You Should Know About Farm Food Safety

    It seems like years ago that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law, but it was actually 2011.  With a new congress convening this week, and the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump on January 20th, the outlook for FSMA is unpredictable.  Whatever the future may hold, there are a number of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/06/things-you-should-know-about-farm-food-safety/