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: http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/.

Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (FDA GAPs): http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/ProducePlantProducts/ucm064574.htm.

Produce Safety from Production to Consumption: 2004 Action Plan to Minimize Foodborne Illness Associated with Fresh Produce Consumption: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/BuyStoreServeSafeFood/ucm129487.htm.

FDA Survey of Imported Fresh Produce, 2001: https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/ProducePlantProducts/ucm118887.htm.

FDA Survey of Imported Fresh Produce, 2005: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/ProducePlantProducts/ucm118884.htm.

Good Worker Health and Hygiene Practices: Evaluation and Importance in GAPs and GMPs; http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00004166/00001.

Ground water and drinking water information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water.

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Bookstore: http://ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu/.

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: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Testimony/ucm110926.htm.

Retail Food Protection Storage and Handling of Tomatoes:  https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/RetailFoodProtection/IndustryandRegulatoryAssistanceandTrainingResources/ucm113843.htm.

United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration: https://www.osha.gov/.

Juice HACCP for fresh-squeezed juice: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/HACCP/ucm2006803.htm.

Commodity-Specific Food-Safety Guidelines

Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Lettuce and Leafy Greens Supply Chain: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/ProducePlantProducts/ucm168630.htm.

Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Melon Supply Chain: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/ProducePlantProducts/ucm168609.htm.

Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/GuidanceRegulation/UCM171708.pdf.

Organic Production/Organic Food: Information Access Tools: http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/pubs/ofp/ofp.shtml.

Mushroom compost article: http://extension.psu.edu/food-safety/producers/psu-resources/food-safety-for-mushroom-growers-and-packers.

Analysis and Evaluation of Preventive Control Measures for the Control and Reduction/Elimination of Microbial Hazards on Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce: https://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodScienceResearch/ucm090977.htm.

Produce Safety Rule (Food Safety Modernization Act): http://ucfoodsafety.ucdavis.edu/Pre-_-_Post-harvest_Produce/FSMA/.

EPA's Composting at Home: https://www.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home.

Revised Chapter 62-709 Criteria for the production and use of compost made from solid waste: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/quick_topics/rules/default.htm.

Consumer Information

Produce: Selecting and Serving it Safely: http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm114299.

Gateway to food safety information from the federal government: http://www.foodsafety.gov/.

Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition: http://www.fda.gov/food/default.htm.

Partnership for Food Safety Education: http://www.fightbac.org/.

Footnotes

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 https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.
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.