Resources for On-Farm Food Safety

Title Available As Summary Date ID Author
Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule: Worker Health, Hygiene and Training Jun 5, 2017 FST-278NP
Introduction to Environmental Monitoring Programs May 9, 2018 FST-290NP
Visión General de la Ley de Modernización de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos; Norma de la Inocuidad de los Productos Agrícolas Frescos May 9, 2018 FST-291NP
Ley de Modernización de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos Norma de Inocuidad de los Productos Agrícolas Frescos: Salud Higiene y Capacitación de los Trabajadores May 30, 2018 FST-293S
Does my Farm have to Comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule? A Tool to Assist Producers May 30, 2018 FST-294NP
A Guide to the Aquaponics Food Safety Plan Development: Green Aquaponics LLC as a Model Feb 21, 2019 FST-302P
Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule: Soil Amendments Jul 17, 2019 FST-316P
Packinghouse Best Practices To Support the FSMA Produce Safety Rule Jul 19, 2019 FST-317P
Susceptibility of Produce to Infiltration: Risk Factors and Mitigations May 30, 2019 FST-320NP
Sprout Safety Aug 30, 2019 FST-344NP
Microbial Quality of Water Used in Potato Packinghouse Operations Oct 15, 2019 FST-348P
On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR): The Next Step in Preparing for FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule Sep 10, 2019 FST-349NP
Enhancing The Safety of Locally Grown Produce: Farm Self-Help Form Aug 14, 2019 FST-35NP (FST-332NP)
Demystifying Agricultural Production Water Testing under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule Sep 10, 2019 FST-350NP
Enhancing The Safety of Locally Grown Produce: On the Farm Aug 14, 2019 FST-36NP (FST-333NP)
Enhancing The Safety of Locally Grown Produce: Land Use Aug 13, 2019 FST-37NP (FST-334NP)
Enhancing The Safety of Locally Grown Produce: Water Use Aug 19, 2019 FST-38NP (FST-335NP)
Enhancing The Safety of Locally Grown Produce: Use of Manure and Other Soil Amendments of Animal Origin Aug 14, 2019 FST-39NP (FST-336NP)
Enhancing The Safety of Locally Grown Produce: Farm Worker Hygiene, Health and Training Aug 13, 2019 FST-40NP (FST-337NP)
Enhancing The Safety of Locally Grown Produce: Farm Worker Toilet and Handwashing Facilities Aug 13, 2019 FST-41NP (FST 338NP)
Enhancing The Safety of Locally Grown Produce: Harvesting and Storage Aug 19, 2019 FST-42NP (FST-343NP)
Enhancing The Safety of Locally Grown Produce: Transporting Produce Safely Aug 19, 2019 FST-43NP (FST-340NP)
Enhancing The Safety of Locally Grown Produce: Training and Certification Options Aug 21, 2019 FST-44NP (FST-341NP)
Enhancing The Safety of Locally Grown Produce: Farmers Market Self-Help Form Jun 6, 2012 FST-45NP
Enhancing The Safety of Locally Grown Produce: At the Market Jun 6, 2012 FST-46NP
Enhancing The Safety of Locally Grown Produce: Keeping Food Safe in the Market Jun 6, 2012 FST-47NP
Virginia Cooperative Extension Healthy Meetings Initiative Nov 1, 2017 HNFE-478NP
GAPs and FSMA – an Overview for Hop Growers in Virginia
Food safety is a hot topic for hop growers and brewers. With multiple acronyms for various practices, standards, and regulations: GAPs, FSMA, PSR, PCR, and more; the confusion is understandable. Let’s examine where the small-acreage hop grower fits in. This fact sheet serves as an orientation to these standards,regulations, and practices as they may apply to hops; it is in no way a complete set of guidelines or substitute for training.
Dec 20, 2016 HORT-237NP
A Guide to the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Certification Process Jan 24, 2018 HORT-252NP (HORT-285NP)
Guide to Identifying Food Safety Hazards in Greenhouse Systems
According to the United States Department of Agriculture 2012 Census of Agriculture, sales from greenhouse-grown food crops equaled around $800 million in the U.S. Crops grown included tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, and berries, with hydroponic production operations making up about 64% of the total production (cwt) (USDA Census of Agriculture, 2012). Demand for greenhouse-grown produce continues to increase, providing growers with unique opportunities to tap into this expanding market. Although greenhouse systems provide a more protected environment than field-grown systems, it is important to understand the unique food safety risks and possible sources of contamination when growing produce in these systems. Identifying food safety hazards are necessary to implementing practices that reduce the risk of contamination during the pre-plant, production, harvest, and post-harvest handling stages. Use the checklist below to guide you in asking important questions targeting possible risks at each of the greenhouse system stages.
Jul 10, 2017 HORT-254NP
Accessing Virginia’s Regional Wholesale Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations Nov 17, 2017 HORT-271NP
Accessing Virginia’s Market Sectors: Fresh Produce Purchasing Considerations Nov 17, 2017 HORT-272NP
Accessing Virginia’s Retail Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations Nov 27, 2017 HORT-273NP
Accessing Virginia’s Restaurant Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations Nov 17, 2017 HORT-274NP
Accessing Virginia’s Public School (K-12) Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations Nov 27, 2017 HORT-275NP
Accessing Virginia’s Hospital Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations Nov 27, 2017 HORT-276NP
Accessing Virginia’s Direct-to-Consumer Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations Nov 27, 2017 HORT-277NP
Accessing Virginia’s College & University Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations Nov 27, 2017 HORT-278NP
Accessing Virginia Market Sectors: Establishing a Marketing Perspective Nov 27, 2017 HORT-279NP
Changes to USDA GAP & GHP, Produce Harmonized GAP, and Harmonized GAP Plus+ Audit Billing and Scheduling Jun 17, 2019 SPES-132NP (SPES-147NP)
Considerations for Producers Seeking Market Access to Schools Jun 11, 2019 SPES-145NP
Considerations for School Nutrition Directors Seeking to Increase Farm to School Purchases Jun 11, 2019 SPES-146NP
Fresh Hops Harvesting and Handling Tips Jun 29, 2018 SPES-43NP