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 296 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  Please note, most of these resources have not been peer reviewed.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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Produce Safety Rule Draft Guidance Chapter 5

Added by Phillip Tocco • Last updated March 20, 2019
Author: Alison Work and Phil Tocco
Type: Guidance - Federal; Videos
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This video is the fifth in a series to attempt to shed light on the FDA draft Guidance to Industry in interpreting the Produce Safety Rule (PSR). This video will only cover Chapter 5.

Cleaning Produce Washing Equipment: Conveyor Washing System Checklist

Added by Robert Hadad • Last updated March 18, 2019
Author: Robert Hadad
Type: Fact Sheets; Informational Overview
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation

This checklist is to help farmers tackle the complex issues of cleaning produce wash equipment that wasn't made to be cleaned easily. The checklist is for a standard produce equipment set-up consisting of conveyor, brush washer, and absorber.

Laurie Neuman - MT Dept. of Agriculture

Added by Laurie Neuman • Last updated March 18, 2019
Type: People
State: MT

I am the Produce Food Safety and Organic Compliance Specialist for the MT Dept. of Agriculture. I have been an agriculture commodities field inspector within the Department for the previous 5 years.

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FSPCA Food Safety Plan Template

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 23, 2018
Author: FSPCA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Tools & Calculators
Topic: Preventive Controls (PCs); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF)

This Food Safety Plan template is modeled after forms developed for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food curriculum, and can be modified to reflect the need of individual establishment needs.

Ag Water Tools and Calculators

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated August 31, 2018
Author: Western Center for Food Safety / UC Davis / Arizona State
Type: Tools & Calculators
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

The Produce Safety Rule (PSR) requires growers to initially establish a Microbial Water Quality Profile (MWQP) for each untreated agricultural water source used during growing activities of covered produce (other than sprouts) using a direct water application method and conduct annual surveys for that water source in subsequent years. Listed here are several tools that were developed to make it...

Farm Stand and U-Pick Produce Operations Safety Best Practices

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated December 19, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Guidance document to assist those who run Farm Stands and U Pick sites. The topics covered include signage; bathrooms; parking; money; samples; and more.