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MICHIGAN CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Produce Safety Technicians

Michigan is the only state with a Produce Safety Technician program dedicated to providing on-farm technical education for fresh produce farmers. Better yet, technicians are a free, voluntary, confidential, non-regulatory resource.

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HOW WE CAN HELP

PRODUCE SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENTS

A PSRA is a way for a farm to ensure that they are following best produce safety practices.

ON-FARM

READINESS REVIEWS

An OFRR is a voluntary, free, and completely confidential service to prepare growers for a potential future inspection.

FARM VISITS

A technician can meet with you on your farm and help you come up with an action plan to implement certain practices or procedures.

FEATURED RESOURCES

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This website contains resources and information on how to interpret the newly proposed FSMA water rule.

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This template, created by Landen Tetil, is a great place to start when it comes to writing a farm food safety plan, and can be easily tailored to your specific farm.

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You can subscribe to our monthly newsletter to stay up to date on produce safety news and resources. Take a look at our archive to see past newsletters.

TESTIMONIALS

"Even though you may think you're doing everything as safely as it should be done, it is very helpful with elevating your farm practices by having a professional come see your place and offer suggestions. This definitely helped to make improvements to my business and in safety here at my farm."

Patti Travioli,

Heartwood Forest Farm

"By working with Michelle, we were able to take steps and make goals to help our farm be in compliance with Federal food safety guidelines and feel confident that we are providing clean and safe produce to our customers."

Noel Weeks,

La Casa Verde Produce