Food Safety

Information for local food producers regarding food safety and good agricultural practices (GAPs) compiled by Connie Fisk, Nebraska Extension Educator - Regional Food Systems
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New Food Safety Rules and How They May Impact Your Pantry

New Food Safety Rules and How They May Impact Your Pantry

By now you may have heard that there are new food safety rules going into effect in the United States. But how will these new regulations impact the foods you feed your family?

GAPs - Microbiology Video #NebExt

Information from University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension for commercial vegetable growers, acquainting them with common human pathogens found in produce.

Burning Question: Have We Been Too Quick to Accept Biopesticides?

If you’re looking for a pest control that’s safe for people and the environment, your answer might not be pesticides—even if they’re naturally derived.

GAPs Overview Video #NebExt

Information from University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension for commercial vegetable growers to assist them in developing a farm food safety program and a goo.

Reducing Food Safety Risks During Harvest: Methods to keep produce as clean as possible and prevent contamination during harvest.

During harvest look for ways to reduce contaminating produce. Harvest tools, bins, harvesters, and the environment are all potential sources of contamination. During Harvest Just before and during harvest take time to look for condition

Good Agricultural Practices for Food Safety of Fresh Produce #NebExt

Good Agricultural Practices for Food Safety of Fresh Produce

Good Agricultural Practices for Small Diversified Farms

Good Agricultural Practices for Small Diversified Farms

How does my farm compare with national GAP standards?

Stay up to date on foodborne illness outbreaks, regulations, best practices, and more. Market your products and increase profit.

Worker Health and Hygiene: A summary of the responsibilities that harvesters and handlers need to take seriously to prevent human contamination of produce, and what farm supervisors and owners need to do to support a health and hygiene program.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that each year in the United States approximately 48 million people acquire a foodborne illness, of which are hospitalized and die.

Safe Uses of Agricultural Water: Risk factors associated with the water we use to grow, harvest, and handle fresh produce and how to reduce the risk of contamination.

Safe use of water is critical in fresh fruit and vegetable production. Water can move harmful microorganisms originating from animal or human feces across a large area or a large volume of product. The water source and how and when the water is applied

Reducing Risks from Animals and Manure: Recognize the risks associated with animals and animal manure and learn tips on how to reduce farm food safety risks.

Reducing Risks from Animals and Manure: Recognize the risks associated with animals and animal manure and learn tips on how to reduce farm food safety risks.

Reducing Food Safety Risks in the Packhouse: Basic sanitation recommendations for keeping packing areas clean and appropriately sanitary.

Packhouse An enclosed packing area is preferred, but open-walled structures are acceptable if measures are taken to keep birds and rodents out. Keep packing area clean, uncluttered, and well lit. Have a regular cleaning

On-farm Food Safety: Guide to Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

On-farm Food Safety: Guide to Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

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