Cabbage Plant

Resource Library

See below for our collection of

produce safety resources, organized by topic.

Worker Health & Hygiene

GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

An overview of hand-washing units for small to large scale agricultural operations

SOURCE: NC STATE UNIVERSITY

INFOGRAPHIC

This infographic lists the symptoms to look out for before handling fresh produce

SOURCE: MICHIGAN ON-FARM PRODUCE SAFETY

VIDEO

This video discusses the basics of what needs to be covered in a farm worker training

SOURCE: MSU EXTENSION

 

Animals & Wildlife

GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

This document goes over ways to reduce produce safety risks due to wildlife on the farm

SOURCE: NORTH CENTRAL REGION

GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

This document discusses ways to reduce produce safety risks due to domesticated animals on the farm

SOURCE: NORTH CENTRAL REGION

Water Usage

GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

This guidance document provides instruction on taking a proper water sample as well as requesting the correct test

SOURCE: MSU EXTENSION

GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

This guidance document, created by the Produce Safety Alliance, covers the water analysis method requirement in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule

SOURCE: PRODUCE SAFETY ALLIANCE

 
 

Manure, Compost, & Biosolids

VIDEO

This video discusses some risks associated with Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin (BSAAO)

SOURCE: MSU EXTENSION

VIDEO

This video talks about the FSMA recordkeeping requirements for applying biological soil amendments of animal origin on your farm

SOURCE: MSU EXTENSION

VIDEO

This video covers scientifically valid and controlled composting methods that are allowable under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule

SOURCE: MSU EXTENSION

VIDEO

This video discusses how the FSMA Produce Safety Rule approaches and regulates treated versus untreated BSAAO

SOURCE: MSU EXTENSION

 

Field Sanitation & Harvest

GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

Properly handling and storing blueberry pick buckets is extremely important in order to minimize bacterial growth

SOURCE: MSU EXTENSION

 

Produce Packing

VIDEO

This video will discuss how to effectively clean and sanitize equipment in order to reduce contamination

SOURCE: MSU EXTENSION

VIDEO

This video walks you through key principles to consider when evaluating the hygienic design of your equipment

SOURCE: MSU EXTENSION

 

Recordkeeping

TEMPLATE

Farm food safety plan template

SOURCE: MICHIGAN ON-FARM PRODUCE SAFETY

WORKSHEET

Fill out this worksheet to verify your farm qualifies for a Qualified Exemption

SOURCE: NORTH CENTRAL REGION

TEMPLATE

Daily checklist to cover before harvest

SOURCE: NORTH CENTRAL REGION

TEMPLATE

This document contains templates for all records required by the FSMA Produce Safety Rule

SOURCE: PRODUCE SAFETY ALLIANCE

TEMPLATE

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) sample template