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 271 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  Please note, most of these resources have not been peer reviewed.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

Checklist for Retail Purchasing of Fresh Food

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated December 18, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Record Keeping

This Checklist can provide documentation to the buyer that GAPs were followed on the farm, and that  the buyer took reasonable care when purchasing fruits and vegetables directly from a grower. 

Federal and State Regulations on Selling Pickled Vegetables

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated December 18, 2018
Author: NCR FSMA
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Fact Sheets; Published Plans & Statutes (State)

State by state regulations for the processing and selling of pickled vegetables. Includes definitions and tested recipes.

Produce Grower Information Binder

Added by Sean McCormick • Last updated December 18, 2018
Type: Fact Sheets; Informational Overview
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans; Record Keeping

The Produce Grower Information Binder is a quick reference guide that contains key information sheets and recordkeeping templates.

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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 (PC's); 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.

Farm Stand and U-Pick Produce Operations Safety Best Practices

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated December 14, 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.