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Small Farm Food Safety, Fresh Produce—Part 6: Additional Resources for Participants Bringing Food Safety Concepts to Farms1

Amy Simonne, M. E. Swisher, K. N. Moore, and Kaylene Sattanno 2

General Information on Produce Safety

UF/IFAS Extension:

Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (FDA GAPs):

Produce Safety from Production to Consumption: 2004 Action Plan to Minimize Foodborne Illness Associated with Fresh Produce Consumption:

FDA Survey of Imported Fresh Produce, 2001:

FDA Survey of Imported Fresh Produce, 2005:

Good Worker Health and Hygiene Practices: Evaluation and Importance in GAPs and GMPs;

Ground water and drinking water information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Bookstore:

Ensuring Food Safety: Tracking and Resolving the E. coli Spinach Outbreak. Statement of Robert E. Brackett, Ph.D., Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration:

Retail Food Protection Storage and Handling of Tomatoes:

United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration:

Juice HACCP for fresh-squeezed juice:

Commodity-Specific Food-Safety Guidelines

Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Lettuce and Leafy Greens Supply Chain:

Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Melon Supply Chain:

Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain:

Organic Production/Organic Food: Information Access Tools:

Mushroom compost article:

Analysis and Evaluation of Preventive Control Measures for the Control and Reduction/Elimination of Microbial Hazards on Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce:

Produce Safety Rule (Food Safety Modernization Act):

EPA's Composting at Home:

Revised Chapter 62-709 Criteria for the production and use of compost made from solid waste:

Consumer Information

Produce: Selecting and Serving it Safely:

Gateway to food safety information from the federal government:

Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition:

Partnership for Food Safety Education:


1. This document is FCS8850, one of a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date October 2007. Revised June 2014 and July 2017. Visit the EDIS website at
2. Amy Simonne, professor; M. E. Swisher, professor; K.N. Moore, lecturer; and Kaylene Sattanno, program assistant, Florida SARE Program, Center for Sustainable and Organic Food Systems; Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

Publication #FCS8850

Date: 8/14/2017

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