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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.   […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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