Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product
Farm Food Safety
Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) are measures that can be taken by farmers to prevent microbial contamination of fruits and vegetables as they are produced, packed, handled and stored. And since some wholesale buyers require farmers to be USDA certified as GAPs compliant, Penn State University developed the Farm Food Safety Website to provide growers with the information they need to meet the GAPs standards. The website provides GAPs educational resources, including checklists, how-to templates, and background materials for anyone interested in having their farm certified.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) ENE09-113, Preparing small and mid-size growers of fruits and vegetable for on-farm food safety certification.
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Online Version (Free)
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Visit the website: http://extension.psu.edu/food/safety/farm
These products were developed with support from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed within these products do not necessarily reflect the view of the SARE program or the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.