Food Safety for the Farm

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Helping farmers with all of their food safety needs.

Jumpstart to Farm Food Safety with Extension - UMaine website

Jumpstart to Farm Food Safety with Extension

This joint state project offers farmers in New Hampshire and Maine the chance to work individually with an Extension educator, trained in produce safety.

Includes information on: 

  • starting, continuing or rejuvenating a farm food safety plan
  • designing a safer and more efficient wash/pack area
  • writing, reviewing or improving Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • training staff in health and hygiene
  • drawing a farm or irrigation map

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This article identifies resources regarding recording keeping for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Learn More
New Hampshire and Maine Farmers benefit from individualized assistance
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NECAFS' Clearinghouse is an online, curated library of Farm Food Safety resources from reputable sources around the country. Learn More
Writing a Farm Description is a smart strategy for getting started on your Farm Food Safety Plan (FFSP). An FFSP is not required for farms whether the... Learn More
Updated Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training information. Learn More


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