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 282 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 Please note, most of these resources have not been peer reviewed.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.
A poster summarizing the conditions that support the growth of microbial pathogens: food, acidity, time, temperature, oxygen, and moisture.
The following worksheets are intended to serve as templates to cover most of the documentation and record keeping that will occur as part of a typical fresh produce food safety program.
Five Step Plan to Developing a Farm Food Safety Plan.
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.
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...
Guidance document to assist those who run Farm Stands and U Pick sites. The topics covered include signage; bathrooms; parking; money; samples; and more.