Welcome to the Food Safety Resource Clearinghouse!

This 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 455 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  Please note, most of these resources have not been peer reviewed.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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Employment Law FAQ for Vermont Farmers and Farm Workers Related to COVID-19

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated April 9, 2020
Author: Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

A a guide to employment law for Vermont farmers and farm workers covering some of the most pressing questions raised by the novel coronavirus: from paid sick leave, to unemployment insurance, to rules for small businesses.

Hygienic Design on Produce Farms Interactive Video

Added by Phillip Tocco • Last updated April 7, 2020
Author: Alison Work, Chris Callahan and Phil Tocco
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material; Videos
Topic: Preventive Controls (PCs); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Hygienic or Sanitary Design allows equipment and the areas around it to be easily cleaned and sanitized, which is crucial when it comes to food safety. This interactive video walks you through key principles to consider when evaluating the hygienic design of your equipment.

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FSPCA Food Safety Plan Template

Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 11, 2020
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.

FSMA Human Food Audit Checklist

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated February 11, 2020
Type: Guidance - Federal; Tools & Calculators
Topic: General (PCHF); Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF)

This Checklist will help you organize your materials and assess your current food safety preparedness for processing human food. The Checklist is NOT itself a plan.

Ag Water Tools and Calculators

Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated February 11, 2020
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...