Not sure what the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) means for your small or medium-sized organic farm? Join the CCOF Foundation and Community Alliance with Family Farmers/Farmers Guild (CAFF/FG) on March 27 for a webinar that clarifies the basic FSMA requirements for small and medium-sized produce farms.
Produce farms in California are subject to FSMA inspections by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Even if your farm qualifies for an exemption from FSMA, you still need to keep records to prove that you qualify for the exemption. A FSMA inspector may request these records when visiting your farm and/or during a pre-inspection phone call.
During the March 27 webinar, CAFF/FG Food Safety Specialist Kali Feiereisel will demystify the compliance categories for produce farms under FSMA as well as highlight the recordkeeping requirements for each category. For farms that qualify for FSMA exemptions, Feiereisel will share example recordkeeping templates farms can use to document their exemption status.
Time will be reserved for questions from the audience.
This workshop is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture, under the award number 2017-70020-27242.