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May 7th, 2013 – Food Safety for Small‐scale Farmers

Written by admin on May 7th, 2013

Below are links to the PowerPoint slides presented by today’s speaker addressing the topics:
– Various organisms and their potential for on‐farm produce contamination
– Legal requirements for assuring food safety on the farm
– Procedures for developing a “Self Certification” document
– What it will take to pass a USDA Good Agricultural Practices audit
– Additional resources available

Presenters include:
  * Paul Vossen University of California Cooperative Extension – Farm Advisor
  * Links mentioned in Paul’s presentation

Presentation Links:
  * Farm Safety Manual Template http://cesonoma.ucanr.edu/files/141058.pdf
  * Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/default.htm
  * US EPA Bacterial Water Quality Standards for Recreational Waters http://water.epa.gov/type/oceb/beaches/local_index.cfm
  * Good agricultural practices (GAPs) http://ucanr.org/uc_gaps
  * Las Publicaciones en Español (in Spanish) http://ucanr.org/gaps_espanol
  * Post-harvest chlorination http://ucfoodsafety.ucdavis.edu/files/26414.pdf
  * Water disinfestation for pre-harvest and post-harvest applications http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/7256.pdf
  * Post-harvest handling of organic crops http://ucfoodsafety.ucdavis.edu/files/26413.pdf
  * California Department of Food and Agriculture http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss
  * UC Cooperative Extension – Sonoma County http://cesonoma.ucdavis.edu/SpecialtyCrops
  * University of California Small Farm Program website http://sfp.ucdavis.edu/food_safety


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