Need Help Creating a Food Safety Plan?
The On-Farm Food Safety Project (OFFS) is a comprehensive national program that offers fruit and vegetable farmers, food safety professionals and agricultural extension specialists technical assistance to utilize and teach best practices in food safety.
This website includes the bulk of these resources including a free online tool, based on a comprehensive risk based framework, which generates customized on-farm food safety plans based on user input. The tool is designed for use by small to mid-scale fruit and vegetable growers and provides a full set of record keeping tools to document their food safety program and to provide training to their employees.
To view a sample food safety plan, click here.
- The On-Farm Food Safety tool will be available in English AND Spanish in March 2013. This will allow native Spanish-speaking farmers the ability to create a customized food safety plan.
- FamilyFarmed.org and GrowNYC’s New Farmer Development Project will be presenting, Demystifying GAPs: An interactive workshop for NY fruit and vegetable growers on Good Agricultural Practices and building a food safety plan on Monday, March 4th at the Cornell Cooperative Extension. REGISTER NOW! Click here to learn more.
- FamilyFarmed.org is pleased to announce the 3rd edition of its publication, Wholesale Success: A Farmer’s Guide to Food Safety, Postharvest Handling, Packing and Selling Produce.
- For more information on the manual and our 2013 Wholesale Success Workshop Series, please click here.