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).
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There are currently 247 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 Please note, most of these resources have not been peer reviewed.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.
Draft Guidance: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption: Guidance for Industry
This guidance is being distributed for comment purposes only. This draft guidance, when finalized, will represent the current thinking of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA or we) on this topic. It does not establish any rights for any person and is not binding on FDA or the public. You can use an alternative approach if it satisfies the requirements of the applicable statutes and...
An interactive flowchart to help determine whether a farm is covered by the Produce Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Contains links to general produce safety resources to help anyone follow best practices.
Standard operating procedures used in combination with planned training and regular performance feedback lead to an effective and motivated workforce. Farm managers and advisers benefit from consistent work performance and predictable results. Workers benefit from increased confidence and a clear sense of achievement.
Guidance document to assist those who run Farm Stands and U Pick sites. The topics covered include signage; bathrooms; parking; money; samples; and more.
FSMA Compliant On-Farm Thermophilic Composting: A Safe Way to Enrich the Soil
TAN Question: I have a question regarding §112.114 "What requirements apply to dropped covered produce?" The rule states: "You must not distribute dropped covered produce. Dropped covered produce is covered produce that drops to the ground before harvest. Dropped covered produce does not include...