Welcome to the NECAFS Clearinghouse!

The Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety (NECAFS) clearinghouse is a curated source of Produce Safety and Preventive Controls for Human Food related resources.  Anyone can search and view the resources linked to the clearinghouse by using one or all of the search tools below (type, topic, state, and/or keywords).

In order to link your food safety related materials and make them searchable within the clearinghouse, please create an account or log in to submit your resources.  For details about the clearinghouse, please visit the about page.

Questions about searching, creating an account, or submitting your resources?  Email necafs@uvm.edu or review our instructional videos about creating a new account or posting resources.

There are currently 205 resources published in the clearinghouse.  Please note, most of these resources have not been peer reviewed.  We do have plans to incorporate peer review in the future.

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Most Recent

Water Used to Sprout Mushrooms

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated June 15, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: Could you help me determine if the water used to sprout mushrooms is agricultural water?  The logs are soaked in spring water, typically a week passes before the mushrooms begin to grow.

Water Sampling

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated June 15, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: How to sample on a property that has hundreds of wells, only a few of which are used in a given year.  How to sample on leased property.

How to Clean and Sanitize Crates

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated June 13, 2018
Author: Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Videos
Topic: Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

A five-minute video showing best practices to clean and sanitize crates.

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How to Clean and Sanitize Crates

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated June 13, 2018
Author: Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Videos
Topic: Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

A five-minute video showing best practices to clean and sanitize crates.

Interpreting Water Test Results Fact Sheet

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Type: Guidance - Federal
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Postharvest); Food Safety Plans

This fact sheet addresses how to read and understand water testing results and what to do about them.