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Food Safety Resources

UT  Food Safety Resources: 

Pick TN Conference 2016 Food Safety Powerpoint, This session will highlight the Food Safety Modernization Act, focusing on the Produce Safety Regulation. With the release of the Produce Safety Regulation in October 2015, many operators will need to know if they have to comply with the federal regulation.

Pick TN Conference 2016 Produce Safety: Dont Kill Your Customers, Learn the best practices that are vital under the new Produce Safety Rule with packing house sanitation programs.

UT Extension SP746-A Good Agricultural Practices Series: Developing A Worker Health and Hygiene Program for Fruit and Vegetable Harvesting and Packing Operations

UT Extension SP746-B Good Agricultural Practices Series: Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Certification in Tennessee

UT Extension SP740-A Good Agricultural Practices Series: Testing Water for Fruit and Vegetable Production

UT Extension SP740-B Good Agricultural Practices Series: Interpreting Water Quality Test Results for Fruit and Vegetable Production

Center for Profitable Agriculture Information Sheet: Implications of the 2011 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act on Direct Farm Marketers and Value-Added Producers

National Good Agriculture Practices Program: Decision Trees

Food Safety General Resources:

Cantaloupe Food Safety Tool

Cornell University - GAPsNET - Good Agricultural Practices Network for Education and Training

Food Safety and Traceability Resource Center

GAP online produce safety courses

Good Agricultural Practices: On-Farm Food Safety from Penn State University

KY Department of Agriculture Good Agricultural Practices Educational Resources

Market Ready Fresh Produce Safety Portal

Michigan State University Agrifood Safety Minutes

University of Minnesota On-farm GAPs Education Program and Videos


Food Safety Manuals:

University of Minnesota FSP4U - A Food Safety Plan for You. View as a PDF.

Penn State Food Safety Manual Template



New Mexico State University Downloadable Food Safety Signs



Primus Field Audit Program

Primus Facility Audit Program

UC Good Agricultural Practices: A Self-Audit for Growers and Handlers

USDA Audit Checklist


Training Materials:

Domestic Kitchen: Tennessee Food Safety Training Course

N.C. MarketReady Fresh Produce Safety – Field to Family Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training Curriculum

Fresh Produce Food Safety Southeastern Training Program