Farm Food Safety Plan
Food safety starts on the farm. That’s why it’s important that all farms implement procedures to ensure that the food that leaves the farm will be safe when it reaches the family table. All farms selling fruits and vegetables for human consumption are required to follow appropriate food safety and handling procedures as outlined in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Additionally, many end markets require additional procedures be in place before entering into a purchasing contract.
Please check out our farm food safety resources, below.
Food Safety Incentive Match
Have a solid farm food safety plan and want to go to the next level? The Land Connection has funds available to offset the costs of adding equipment (growing, harvesting, packing or holding) to comply with safety regulations and implementing your plan or achieving a third party food safety certification, such as GAP.
What do I need to do?
- Know about farm food safety plans
- Arrange for your audit / on-farm safety improvement
- Provide The Land Connection with proof of cost, then we match up to $500!
- Provide The Land Connection with documentation of your purchase
- Complete a program evaluation
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This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number2018-70027-28586. Funding for this project was provided by the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.