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FSMA Inspection Case Study: CDFA FSMA PSP Inspector

FSMA Inspection Case Study: CDFA FSMA PSP Inspector

This interview is part of our Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) case study series. In earlier case studies we interviewed other farmers and they talked about food safety practices they complete to minimize their food safety risks and be in

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Luna’s Farm Podcast Episode (en Español)

Luna’s Farm Podcast Episode (en Español)

Dear listeners, click here to listen to our last episode of the season. We hope you enjoy this special episode in Spanish hosted by our podcast producer, Jaime Roque. In this episode we visit Luna’s Farm, a multi-generational Latinx family

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La Inocuidad Alimentaria Vs. los Requisitos Orgánicos

La Inocuidad Alimentaria Vs. los Requisitos Orgánicos

Esta hoja informativa proporciona una descripción general de las tres categorías de fincas dentro de la Ley Federal de Modernización de la Seguridad Alimentaria (FSMA por sus siglas en inglés) y relaciona esa regulación de seguridad alimentaria con los requisitos

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FSMA Y NOP: Mantenimiento de registros

FSMA Y NOP: Mantenimiento de registros

Esta hoja informativa explica los registros que deben tener las fincas para estar en pleno cumplimiento con FSMA(por sus siglas en inglés) y los compara con los registros que se requieren para el programa nacional orgánico (NOP por sus siglas

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FSMA Y NOP: Planes escritos

FSMA Y NOP: Planes escritos

Esta hoja informativa proporciona una descripción general de lo que las granjas deben tener para un plan de inocuidad de los alimentos por escrito si necesitan estar en pleno cumplimiento con FSMA. También hay una descripción general de los requisitos

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FSMA Y NOP:  El uso del suelo

FSMA Y NOP: El uso del suelo

Esta hoja informativa proporciona una descripción general de lo que las granjas que necesitan estar en pleno cumplimiento con la Ley Federal de Modernización de la Seguridad Alimentaria (FSMA por sus siglas en inglés) necesitan hacer con respecto a su

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FSMA Y NOP: Supervisión  de los animales

FSMA Y NOP: Supervisión de los animales

Esta hoja informativa proporciona una descripción general de lo que una granja debe hacer para cumplir con la Ley Federal de Modernización de la Seguridad Alimentaria (FSMA por sus siglas en inglés) con respecto al monitoreo para la contaminación de

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Luna’s Farm Podcast Episode (en Español)

Luna’s Farm Podcast Episode (en Español)

Queridas oyentes, este es nuestro último episodio de la temporada. Esperamos que disfrute de este episodio especial en español presentado por el productor de nuestro podcast, Jaime Roque. En este episodio, visitamos Luna’s Farm, una granja familiar Latinx multigeneracional que

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Food Safety & Wildfires Case Study: Brisa Ranch

Food Safety & Wildfires Case Study: Brisa Ranch

Key Details: Location: San Francisco bay area , near Pescadero  Acres in Production: 16 Main Crops: Fruit, vegetables, flowers  Wildfire: CZU Complex in 2020 3rd Party Audit(s):  USDA Harmonized GAP Certified Organic by National Organic Program: Yes Owners: Cristóbal, Cole,

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Stone’s Throw Farm Podcast Episode

Stone’s Throw Farm Podcast Episode

In this episode we visit Stone’s Throw Farm, an organic vegetable and flower farm located in Colfax, California. We sat down with Bryanna Eisenhut, co-owner and operator of Stone’s Throw, to learn about her path to farming full-time and what

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FSMA Water Updates June 2022

FSMA Water Updates June 2022

Confused about FSMA Water Requirements? In 2011 President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The law updated our federal food safety requirements and for the first time created federal food safety requirements for produce farms. This

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Vitis and Ovis Farm Podcast Episode

Vitis and Ovis Farm Podcast Episode

In this episode we visit Vitis and Ovis Farm, a multi-generational Swiss-American-Ethiopian family farm located in the Capay Valley and specializing in pastured duck eggs, fruit and medicinal herbs. We talk to Hans, Barbara and Giselle Herren about the 30+

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Sherman Produce Podcast Episode

Sherman Produce Podcast Episode

In this episode we visit Donald Sherman at his farm in Kerman, California. Donald owns and operates Sherman Produce, a year-round diversified vegetable farm and produce market distributing throughout Fresno County. Donald has been involved in agriculture his entire life

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Meet CAFF’s 2020-22 Partner Farm Cohort, Part 2

Meet CAFF’s 2020-22 Partner Farm Cohort, Part 2

From 2020-2022 CAFF partnered with fifteen farms across California to develop and update their food safety practices. Farms who participated in the partnership wanted to ensure their food was safe for their communities, comply with the new Food Safety Modernization

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Meet CAFF’s 2020-22 Partner Farm Cohort, Part 1

Meet CAFF’s 2020-22 Partner Farm Cohort, Part 1

From 2020-2022 CAFF partnered with fifteen farms across California to develop and update their food safety practices. Farms who participated in the partnership wanted to ensure their food was safe for their communities, comply with the new Food Safety Modernization

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FSMA Inspection Case Study: New Natives Farm

FSMA Inspection Case Study: New Natives Farm

Key Details: Location: California Central Coast Main Crop(s): Microgreens FSMA PSR Inspection: 1/7/2020 3rd Party Audit(s): USDA Harmonized GAP/GMP Certified Organic by National Organic Program: Yes Owners: Ken and Sandra Kimes New Natives Farm was started in 1980. Today their

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Urban Tilth Podcast Episode

Urban Tilth Podcast Episode

In this episode we visit Urban Tilth, a community-based organization in Richmond, California. We learn about the organization’s mission and programs to cultivate agriculture and build a more sustainable, healthy and just food system in West Contra Costa County. One

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Sysourath Farms Podcast Episode

Sysourath Farms Podcast Episode

In this episode we visit Sysourath Farms in Fresno, California. Veomany Sysourath, a second generation farmer, shares about her family’s history emigrating to the United States, working in agriculture and eventually starting their farm. Sysourath Farms grows a variety of

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Right-Sized Sanitation Practices and Post-Harvest Tools for Small Farms Video

Right-Sized Sanitation Practices and Post-Harvest Tools for Small Farms Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djatZA_R3Zs&list=PLZUin76taTH_rV0BDx515X9zcS78fNOn7&index=33&t=1s Post-harvest processing presents both risks and opportunities for food safety, especially on small farms who process much of their produce before market. In this video from the 2022 California Small Farm Conference, CAFF’s food safety team demonstrates right-sized sanitation

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Food Safety Plan Resources – English

Food Safety Plan Resources – English

You can find our English food safety plan template and corresponding resources on this webpage. Resources are available in free word documents to download or as google docs that you can copy to your google drive. FOOD SAFETY PLANS ENGLISH

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Steve Fukagawa Farms Podcast Episode

Steve Fukagawa Farms Podcast Episode

In this episode we visit Steve Fukagawa Farms in Kingsburg, California. Steve Fukagawa is a third generation Japanese farmer, growing organically in the San Joaquin Valley. We learn about Steve’s family history farming in California, his production of organic tree

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Interview with Daniel Karp, Associate Professor at UC Davis Podcast Episode

Interview with Daniel Karp, Associate Professor at UC Davis Podcast Episode

In this episode we interview Daniel Karp, Ph.D., Associate Professor at UC Davis studying conservation in working landscapes. Danny describes his research related to wildlife habitat conservation and bird activity on farms, and implications for food safety on produce farms.

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Jacobs Farm / del Cabo Podcast Episode

Jacobs Farm / del Cabo Podcast Episode

In this episode we visit Jacobs Farm / del Cabo in Watsonville, California. Larry Jacobs, one of the co-founders, tells us about the company history and relationship with growers in Mexico. We learn how food safety regulations for imported produce

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PC Rule Supplier Verification Guide

PC Rule Supplier Verification Guide

Are you part of a food hub and confused about what Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) food safety requirements you need to require from farmers you source from? Or, are you a farmer that sells to a food hub and

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Coastal Roots Farm Podcast Episode

Coastal Roots Farm Podcast Episode

In this episode we visit Coastal Roots Farm in Encinitas, California. We learn about the farm’s mission to connect agriculture, education and ancient Jewish wisdom. The farmers give us a tour of the food forest, production fields, laying hens and

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Fresno Freedom School Podcast Episode

Fresno Freedom School Podcast Episode

In this episode we hear from Dr. Floyd D. Harris Jr. of Fresno Freedom School in Fresno, California. We learn about the organization’s history and mission to connect Fresno’s youth with agriculture, how they implement food safety practices as an

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Soil Born Farms Podcast Episode

Soil Born Farms Podcast Episode

In this episode we interview Tyler Stowers, the farm manager at Soil Born Farms in Rancho Cordova, California. We learn about the organization’s history and growth, how they integrate food safety practices into their day-to-day operations as an urban-based education

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New Natives Podcast Episode

New Natives Podcast Episode

In this episode we visit Ken Kimes at New Natives Farm in Santa Cruz County. We learn how New Natives pivoted during the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic and their food safety practices, including tips for passing a third party

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Hillview Farms Podcast Episode

Hillview Farms Podcast Episode

In this episode we visit Shanon and Michael Whamond at their farm in Placer County, CA. We learn about Shanon and Michael’s farming journey, recent challenges and their farm’s food safety practices, including how they maintain produce quality during hot

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CAFF VAPG Scholarship Opportunity

CAFF VAPG Scholarship Opportunity

Interested in applying for the USDA’s Value Added Producer Grant? Do you sell your produce as organic, local, free range, grass fed, etc. OR make a finished product from your produce? Are you interested in exploring the feasibility of doing

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Bai Thao Farms Podcast Episode

Bai Thao Farms Podcast Episode

In this episode we visit Bai Thao at her farm in Sanger, CA. We learn about Bai’s family history in agriculture and her farming and food safety practices, including water testing and an inventive method for ensuring her tools stay

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Small Farm FSMA Series Post 4 of 4

Small Farm FSMA Series Post 4 of 4

SMALL FARM FSMA SERIES – POST 4 of 4 Author: Stepheni Norton, Regional Food Safety Specialist FSMA is serious business, so we have a few disclaimers before we dig in.   Advice provided here is general in good farm practice and

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Food Safety Plan Templates in Spanish

Food Safety Plan Templates in Spanish

CAFF’s free food safety plan templates for small farmers are now available in Spanish. The templates can be used by farmers that need to be in compliance with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and those looking to implement

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Plantillas de Planes de Inocuidad Alimentaria en Español

Plantillas de Planes de Inocuidad Alimentaria en Español

Las plantillas gratuitas del plan de seguridad alimentaria de CAFF para pequeños agricultores ya están disponibles en español. Las plantillas pueden ser utilizadas por los agricultores que necesitan cumplir con la Ley federal de Modernización de la Seguridad Alimentaria (FSMA)

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Full Belly Farm Podcast Episode

Full Belly Farm Podcast Episode

SHOW NOTES: Full Belly Farm website: http://fullbellyfarm.com/ Full Belly Farm instagram: @full_belly_farm https://www.instagram.com/full_belly_farm/ FDA FSMA pdf of law: https://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/fsma/ucm334114.htm Hotsy Hot Water Pressure Washer: http://www.hotsy.com/Hot_Water_Pressure_Washers See page 133 of Martin’s Produce Supply’s online catalogue and call them to discuss further: https://www.martinsproducesupplies.com/sites/default/files/Catalog-2018.pdf CAFF Food Safety Training

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NOP/FSMA/3rd Party Audit Food Safety Guide

NOP/FSMA/3rd Party Audit Food Safety Guide

This guide provides charts that give a side-by-side comparison of the similarities and differences between the requirements of the National Organic Program, Food Safety Modernization Act, and 3rd Party Food Safety Audits. For example, if you’re wondering what each program

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Plantillas de Planes de Inocuidad Alimentaria Actualizadas en Español

Plantillas de Planes de Inocuidad Alimentaria Actualizadas en Español

La plantilla gratuita del plan de inocuidad alimentaria de CAFF para pequeños agricultores ha sido actualizada recientemente. La plantilla está orientada a los agricultores que necesitan cumplir con la Ley Federal de Modernización de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos. La

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PC Rule Guide for Food Hubs and Values-Based Buyers

PC Rule Guide for Food Hubs and Values-Based Buyers

FSMA Supplier Verification Demystified The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is composed of seven main rules or sections. Th common name of one of those sections is the PC or Preventive Controls Rule. That rule applies to facilities such as

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Don’t Let FDA’s Unfair Rules Jeopardize Small Farms

Don’t Let FDA’s Unfair Rules Jeopardize Small Farms

When it comes to regulating American agriculture, one size does NOT fit all. That was the message that CAFF and thousands of family farmers brought to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) ten years ago when they began hashing out

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Small Farm FSMA Series Post 3 of 4

Small Farm FSMA Series Post 3 of 4

Author: Stepheni Norton, San Diego Regional Food Safety Specialist FSMA is serious business, so we have a few disclaimers before we dig in.   Advice provided here is meant for QUALIFIED EXEMPT FARMS If you need help determining your status, read

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Worker Health & Hygiene: FSMA & NOP

Worker Health & Hygiene: FSMA & NOP

This factsheet explains what farms that need to be in full compliance with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) need to do to be in compliance with worker health and hygiene requirements. There is also an overview of what

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Wild & Domestic Animals: FSMA & NOP

Wild & Domestic Animals: FSMA & NOP

This factsheet provides an overview of what farms that need to be in full compliance with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) need to do to meet wild and domestic animal requirements. In addition, an overview of wild and

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Monitoring Animals: FSMA & NOP

Monitoring Animals: FSMA & NOP

This factsheet provides an overview of what a farm that needs to be in full compliance with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) needs to do in regards to monitoring for animal contamination. There is also an overview of

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Land Use: FSMA & NOP

Land Use: FSMA & NOP

This factsheet provides an overview of what farms that need to be in full compliance with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) need to do in regards to their land use. An overview of what the National Organic Program

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Soil Amendments from Animals: FSMA & NOP

Soil Amendments from Animals: FSMA & NOP

This factsheet explains what farms that need to be in full compliance with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) need to do with their soil amendments of animal origin to be in compliance. The factsheet also provides an overview

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Written Plans: FSMA & NOP

Written Plans: FSMA & NOP

This factsheet discusses an overview of what farms need to have for a written food safety plan if their need to be in full compliance with FSMA. There is also an overview of the written plan requirements are for the

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Recordkeeping: FSMA & NOP

Recordkeeping: FSMA & NOP

This factsheet explains the records farms that need to be in full compliance with FSMA must have and compares those vs. what records are required for the national organic program (NOP). Download the PDF here.

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FSMA 101 vs. Organic Regulations

FSMA 101 vs. Organic Regulations

This factsheet provides an overview of the three farm categories within the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and relates that food safety regulation to the national organic program (NOP) requirements. Download the pdf here.

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New FDA Guidance on FSMA Qualified Exempt Requirements During Covid

New FDA Guidance on FSMA Qualified Exempt Requirements During Covid

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released temporary guidance on the requirements that farms must meet to be considered qualified exempt under the Federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This is important for small farms to be aware of

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Farm Tough First Aid Kit

Farm Tough First Aid Kit

Most standard first aid kits you can buy do not come with supplies that are tough enough to withstand farming activities. CAFF created this Farm Tough First Aid Kit resource that guides you through curating a first aid kit that

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New CDC Resource on Facemasks in Agriculture

New CDC Resource on Facemasks in Agriculture

Today (4/24/20) CDC released a new webpage providing information on facemasks, face coverings, and respirator use in agriculture. The article explains what type of face covering can be worn effectively in what farming situation.

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On-Farm Food Safety Webinar

On-Farm Food Safety Webinar

On 4/8/20 CAFF gave a webinar answering dozens of questions on on-farm food safety related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Judith Redmond from Full Belly Farm shared some tips and other info on how their farm is adapting during this challenging

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New CAFF Resource: How to Run CSA Pick Up Sites during COVID-19

New CAFF Resource: How to Run CSA Pick Up Sites during COVID-19

CAFF has created a new resource for farmers that have Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) pick up locations. The guide has tips for farmers and a sign that farmers could post at pick up locations and/or share electronically with CSA members.

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New CAFF Resource: How to Prepare for Farm Labor Shortages

New CAFF Resource: How to Prepare for Farm Labor Shortages

CAFF has created a new resource to help farmers prepare for possible labor shortages due to COVID-19. The first page of this resource is a flowchart that helps farmers determine the readiness of their operation. The second page is a

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On-Farm COVID-19 Food Safety Info & FAQs

On-Farm COVID-19 Food Safety Info & FAQs

By: Kali Feiereisel, MPH Senior Manager, Farmer Services   Last updated: April 7th, 2020 We realize this is a time of great uncertainty and anxiety. Hopefully this blog post can provide some tangible information to help answer some of your

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Guidance for Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Respirators in Agriculture

Guidance for Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Respirators in Agriculture

To minimize the demand on NIOSH-certified N95 filtering respirators (commonly called “N95 respirators”) during the COVID-19 pandemic, this document discusses the option of limited reuse of N95 respirators. This document is intended for use by agricultural professionals to protect workers

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COVID-19 FAQ for U-Pick Farms

COVID-19 FAQ for U-Pick Farms

Best practices and steps for farm managers. Employees should use gloves when handling money, or considering using cards to limit transfer of cash. If money is handled, hands should be washed or hand sanitizer should be used afterward.

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COVID-19 FAQ for Farm Stands

COVID-19 FAQ for Farm Stands

Simple one-pager: steps for farm stand operators. Communicate with customers through signs or social media asking them to stay home if displaying symptoms. Provide hand sanitizer at the front of the stand and near the cash box. Use signs to

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Small Farm FSMA Series – Part 2 of 4

Small Farm FSMA Series – Part 2 of 4

Not Covered ≠ No Paperwork By: Stepheni Norton, San Diego Regional Food Safety Specialist Last Updated: March 19th, 2020 Basic record keeping to prove you’re not covered farm status. FSMA is serious business, so we have a few disclaimers before

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Small Farm FSMA Series – Part 1 of 4

Small Farm FSMA Series – Part 1 of 4

The 1 Thing Every Farm Must Do By: Stepheni Norton, San Diego Regional Food Safety Specialist Last Updated March 19th, 2020 Regardless of size, every farm must perform a self-assessment to determine their Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) status.  So,

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FSMA Produce Safety Rule Inspection Updates

FSMA Produce Safety Rule Inspection Updates

Looking to learn more about when and how Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Inspections will happen in California? Read this blog post to learn about the current timeline of California FSMA Inspections on large, small, and very small

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Value-Added Products Regulatory Overview

Value-Added Products Regulatory Overview

Farms and food businesses processing foods into value-added products such as tomato sauce, salsa, and hot sauce need to be aware of the various state and federal food safety regulations one needs to follow to be in compliance. This resource

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Processed Food Registration Permit

Processed Food Registration Permit

Interested in preserving fresh farm crops into tomato sauce, pickles, and other canned products? In California you need to be aware of value-added product food safety regulations affiliated with these products. Learn more about the Processed Food Registration Permit by

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Cannery License Program

Cannery License Program

Farmers and food business makers processing raw agricultural products into shelf stable canned products may need to be in compliance with the California Cannery License Program. We have a pdf resource explaining more about the program as well as a

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FSMA Diagrama de flujo Español

FSMA Diagrama de flujo Español

¿Me afectan Las Nuevas Normas de INOCUIDAD ALIMENTARIA según el ACTA DE MODERNIZACIÓN DE INOCUIDAD ALIMENTARIA? Un Diagrama de Flujo para Agricultores y Empresas de Alimentos.

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Farming with Food Safety and Conservation

Farming with Food Safety and Conservation

Food-borne illness linked to pathogens in meat, processed food, and produce has led to increased attention to food safety issues at all points along the supply chain, including the farm. Farmers can produce safe food without sacrificing responsible on-farm conservation

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FAQ: Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

FAQ: Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

New NSAC Food Safety Modernization Act Resource: Food Safety Training Requirements for Produce Farms If my farm is fully subject to FSMA do I need to schedule an inspection? No. If your farm does not qualify for any of the full or

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Post-harvest Resources

Post-harvest Resources

Postharvest Area Design: Ideal Wash & Pack Facility Layout – This resource created by Cornell University reviews important concepts and best practices that can applied to all sorts of postharvest farm situations. Floors for Vegetable Storage, Wash, and Pack – This University

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Redshed Farm Podcast Episode

Redshed Farm Podcast Episode

Photo from Red Shed Farm SHOW NOTES: Red Shed Farm website: http://www.redshedfarming.com/ Red Shed Farm instagram: @redshedfarm https://www.instagram.com/redshedfarm/ FDA FSMA pdf of law: https://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/fsma/ucm334114.htm SARE “Farmer’s Guide to Business Structures” – book is a great resource for farmers to read when starting a

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Foothill Roots Farm Podcast Episode

Foothill Roots Farm Podcast Episode

Episode 3: Foothill Roots Farm – Meadow Vista Photo from Foothill Roots Farm SHOW NOTES: Foothill Roots Farm website: https://foothillrootsfarm.com/ Foothill Roots Farm instagram: @foothillrootsfarm https://www.instagram.com/foothillrootsfarm/ FDA FSMA pdf of law: https://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/fsma/ucm334114.htm University of Vermont Extension Greens Spinner resource: http://blog.uvm.edu/cwcallah/2018/07/20/greens-spinners-for-farm-use/ Search for Joy Fish

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Live Oak Farm Podcast Episode

Live Oak Farm Podcast Episode

SHOW NOTES: FDA FSMA pdf of law: https://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/fsma/ucm334114.htm Live Oak Farm’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/liveoakfarmpetaluma/ Instagram: @liveoakfarmpetaluma https://www.instagram.com/liveoakfarmpetaluma/ Compost thermometer: https://reotemp.com/compost/heavy-duty-compost-thermometer/ Compost turner – Sittler machine: http://www.globalrepair.ca/compost%20testimonies.htm Find PSA’s free sanitizer excel tool “PSA Labeled Sanitizers For Produce” on this webpage: https://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/resources/general-resource-listing/ FSMA 101 Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWKf-yKMlkA Release date:

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Requirements for Farms that Must Fully Comply with FSMA: Part 2

Organic agricultural professionals are invited to join the CCOF Foundation and Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) for a series of webinars on how the new federal food safety regulations intersect with organic regulations. This, the third webinar in the

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Requirements For Farms That Must Fully Comply With FSMA

Organic agricultural professionals and farmers are invited to join the CCOF Foundation and Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) for a series of webinars on how the new federal food safety regulations intersect with organic regulations. This second webinar will

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FSMA 101 Webinar for Organic Professionals

*Update 12/5/17* The slide with FSMA full exemptions mentions that farms with less than $25,000 in annual PRODUCE sales are fully exemption from FSMA. This is correct. We may not have emphasized this point enough in the webinar and wanted

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Co-management & Food Safety

Co-management & Food Safety

Co-management on-farm involves balancing food safety practices with preservation of biodiversity, which allows growers to produce safe food while maintaining habitat and protecting soil and water quality. Learn more in the resources below: New CAFF & Wild Farm Alliance 2017

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What you have to do if your farm is fully subject to the Food Safety Mode

This webinar discusses the principal elements of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. This is the first webinar (of 2) on what a farm will have to do to be in compliance with FSMA. Topics covered include how to fulfill the

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Webinar: Does FSMA apply to your Farm?

*Update 12/5/17* The slide with FSMA full exemptions mentions that farms with less than $25,000 in annual produce sales are fully exemption from FSMA. This is correct. We may not have emphasized this point enough in the webinar and wanted

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FSMA Agricultural Water Information

FSMA Agricultural Water Information

FSMA defines agricultural water used on produce farms into two main categories: 1) water used during growing of crops (growing/production activities) and 2) water used during harvest, postharvest, and hand washing. At this point in time FDA is trying to

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Cottage Food Regulations

Cottage Food Regulations

Learn about California’s requirements for cottage foods. The state allows individuals to prepare and/or package certain non-potentially hazardous foods in private-home kitchens referred to as “cottage food operations” (CFOs), all of which have to meet specified requirements pursuant to the California

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