Organic and Food Safety Recordkeeping for Produce Growers

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Join the CCOF Foundation, Community Alliance with Family Farmers and the Farmers Guild (CAFF/FG) for a webinar that highlights ways to streamline food safety and organic recordkeeping for produce farms that must fully comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Confused about what records you need to keep for compliance with the new federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? Not sure how those records overlap with what you are already doing for your organic certification? You’re in the right place. Join us for a webinar that clearly explains what records are required for produce farms that must fully comply with FSMA and how those records align with USDA National Organic Program recordkeeping requirements.

Farms that must fully comply with the FSMA Produce Safety Rule are required to keep written records related to: 

  • Personnel qualifications and training
  • Agricultural water
  • Biological soil amendments of animal origin (i.e. manure)
  • Equipment, tools, buildings, and sanitation

Additionally, FSMA includes requirements on whether you keep written or electronic records, how long to retain records, and how long you would have to provide records to a regulator if they were requested. 

Kali Feiereisel, food safety specialist at CAFF/FG, will walk webinar participants through the specifics of each of the required food safety record categories mentioned above. Then, learn how these records compare to the records that organic farms keep to meet USDA regulations for certified organic crop production. Find out what food safety records you may already have and what new recordkeeping systems you may need to put in place to meet FSMA requirements. Come away with ideas on how to integrate your farm’s food safety and organic recordkeeping to avoid duplicative records.

About Our Speaker

Kali Feiereisel serves as CAFF and the FG’s food safety specialist. She provides food safety technical assistance to farmers as they further develop their practices to meet new requirements. In addition to her background in diversified vegetable production, Feiereisel studied food safety, local food systems, and food and agriculture policy while completing her graduate degree in public health nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley.

About Our Partners

Community Alliance with Family Farmers and the Farmers Guild (CAFF/FG) builds sustainable food and farming systems through policy advocacy and on-the-ground programs that create more resilient family farms, communities, and ecosystems.

California FarmLink links independent farmers and ranchers to the land and financing they need for a sustainable future.

USDA RMA: This webinar is funded in partnership by USDA, Risk Management Agency (RMA), under award number RMRM18RMEPP522C004.