Welcome to the University of Vermont Produce Safety Portal

This is a customizable web-portal for produce growers and other produce industry members to access and organize their produce safety world.  

From here, users:

  • search several different types of produce safety resource, including photos, case studies, and model procedures;
  • create accounts, and customize personal “one-stop” dashboards;
  • contribute content, ask questions, and stay in touch.

For details about the Portal, please visit the about page.
Questions about searching, creating an account, or submitting your resource? Email the Produce Safety team at hans.estrin@uvm.edu or call 802-257-7967, or give us feedback here.

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Recent Updates

Vermont Produce Program - Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Added by Kristina Sweet • Last updated August 8, 2022
Type: Fact Sheets; Photos & Videos; Produce Safety Rule – FSMA compliance; Produce Safety Grant Opportunities; People & Services
Topic: Produce Safety Introduction; Produce Safety Rules, Regulations & Templates

Access the Vermont Produce Program to understand your farm’s requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, learn about Produce Safety Improvement Grants, or schedule an On-Farm Readiness Review.

Community Accreditation for Produce Safety (CAPS)

Added by Hans Estrin • Last updated May 5, 2022
Author: Hans Estrin
Type: Planning & Verification Programs – CAPS & GAPS
Topic: Produce Safety Introduction; Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments (Compost & Manure); Wild/Domestic Animals & Land Use; Agricultural Water (Pre/Post Harvest); Post Harvest Handling & Sanitation; Produce Safety Rules, Regulations & Templates; Diversified Farms: Processing, Aggregation, Livestock Integration

Community Accreditation for Produce Safety (CAPS) is a program of the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association (VVBGA). CAPS is a voluntary, practical approach to documenting the use of practices that reduce food safety risks on farms that grow fresh produce. The CAPS advisory board of farmers and service providers has identified 18 practices that are required for accreditation. CAPS uses...