Tag Archive: Food Safety

Updates to the Florida Cottage Food Law

Under the Cottage Food Law in the state of Florida, individuals can sell certain foods they produce in unlicensed home kitchens, if the food has a low risk of foodborne illness, as outlined in Section 500.80 of the Florida Statutes. These food products must be sold within Florida, they cannot be sold wholesale, and …

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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/

GAPs Food Safety Training January 30th

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training:
Food Safety and the USDA Audit

January 30, 2014, 9:00am-2:00pm CST

Washington County Ag Center

Fresh produce farmers can learn how to develop a Food Safety Record Book to help pass a USDA Farm Audit so they can sell to WalMart …

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Comment Deadline November 15 for Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

The comment period for proposed FDA food safety regulations as mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is rapidly closing. November 15 is the deadline.

Panhandle fruit and vegetable growers and processors both large and small need to be aware of and comment on any proposed changes. These regulations will affect small farmers, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2013/11/08/comment-deadline-november-15-for-food-safety-modernization-act-fsma/