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 email@example.com or call 802-257-7967, or give us feedback here.
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There are currently 60 resources published in the portal.
FSMA Produce Safety Rule - Coverage and Exemption Tool
The Produce Safety Rule is one of the new federal food safety regulations written under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and sprouts covered under this regulation includes only those that are 1) likely to be eaten raw, and 2) grown on farms with average annual produce sales of at least $25,000. Exemptions to the rule, where only certain parts of the...
Community Accreditation for Produce Safety (CAPS)
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...