Practical Produce Safety Manual: Maximizing Quality, Profitability and Safety on Vermont Produce Farms

Added by Rachel Schattman • Last updated February 5, 2019
Author: Lynn Blevins, Ginger Nickerson, and Hans Estrin
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Produce Safety Introduction, Worker Health, Hygiene & Training, Soil Amendments (Compost & Manure), Wild/Domestic Animals & Land Use, Post Harvest Handling & Sanitation, Produce Safety Rules, Regulations & Templates

Practical Produce Safety (PPS) is a cost-effective strategy for growers to implement food safety practices that minimize risk while maximizing produce quality and farm profitability. UVM Extension’s Practical Produce Safety Curriculum and these materials were designed specifically for small produce farms that primarily direct market their produce through CSA’s, farm stands, farmers markets, or direct to restaurants, grocery coops, schools, hospitals or other local buyers. The principles and practices are based on the USDA GAPs audit (2011), information from National GAPs program and various Extension GAPs programs from around the country. As such, it can lay the foundation for a farm to become familiar with Good Agricultural Practices and the types of activities that are included in a GAPs Audit.

 


 


Community Accreditation for Produce Safety (CAPS)
Added by Hans Estrin • Last updated April 15, 2019
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
Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Manual
Added by Hans Estrin • Last updated July 26, 2019
Author: Produce Safety Alliance
Type: Produce Safety Rule – FSMA compliance; Planning & Verification Programs – CAPS & GAPS; People & Services
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
GAPS Two-Page Summary
Added by Vern Grubinger • Last updated April 24, 2019
Author: Vern Grubinger
Type: Fact Sheets
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