Food Safety on the Farm
Food safety is an important part of any farm and should be addressed in a food safety plan. Farmers interested in selling to schools will need to have a food safety audit. Below are resources for farmers to use when developing a food safety plan.
Got to Be NC Food Safety – NCDA&CS website with resources for farmers and consumers related to food safety.
Produce Safety Program – The NCDA&CS Produce Safety Program was developed under a cooperative agreement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It provides support to North Carolina fresh produce farmers through education and outreach to build knowledge of the Produce Safety Rule (PSR) and assist in developing programs responsive to the PSR.
NC Fresh Produce Safety – The “N.C. Fresh Produce Safety program” is part of the Department of Horticultural Sciences at NC State University. This website includes information for growers, industry and consumers related to food safety.
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – The Food Safety Modernization Act, overseen by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aims to minimize food safety risks at all points in the food chain. Information on the rules, training opportunities and more are available at this site.