food safety

Sitio Web de la Alianza (Produce Safety Alliance) – ¡En Español!

¡Produce Safety Alliance se complace en anunciar la disponibilidad de su sitio web y materiales asociados en español! El nuevo sitio web en español es un repositorio de materiales educativos, actualizaciones de la Norma de inocuidad de los productos agrícolas frescos de FSMA, información sobre el instructor e instructor líder de la Alianza y datos de contacto del equipo de la Alianza y sus colaboradores.

Food Safety: Industry Update

With the production season getting into full swing, it’s important for organic producers to keep an eye on the food safety ball to ensure all your hard work doesn’t get stopped at home plate by a buyer unwilling to accept your product. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) commodity-specific and industry developed guidances are one way to help ensure your food safety plan is relevant to the crops you produce. As always, CCOF’s food safety staff and GLOBALG.A.P. certification program are here to assist producers with food safety. 

Get Prepared with our FSMA and Organic Recordkeeping Webinar

Confused about what records you are required 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? Join the CCOF Foundation, Community Alliance with Family Farmers and the Farmers Guild (CAFF/FG) for a webinar on June 18 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.

FSMA Produce Safety Inspections Start in California

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) started its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) inspections of produce farms this spring. Produce farms with more than $500,000 in average annual sales may be contacted by CDFA in 2019 for an inspection to verify the farm’s compliance with the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.

What to Expect During an Inspection

Webinar on FSMA Basics for Small to Medium-Sized Produce Farms

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.