Posted on July 22, 2013 2:38pm
FDA Answers Farmers’ Questions: Answers to Questions about the FSMA Produce Safety Proposed Rule from Mike Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine
Posted on June 3, 2013 9:11am
Not every crop is equally risky in its potential to create a foodborne illness. A number of factors can influence this risk. (By Phil Tocco, MSU Extension)
Posted on May 20, 2013 9:13am
The deadline for comment on the Food Safety Modernization Act proposed produce safety rule has been extended another 120 days (until Sept. 16). Here is information on how to comment. (by Phil Tocco, MSU Extension)
Posted on March 12, 2013 11:19am
The new proposed produce safety rule part of the Food Safety Modernization Act is fairly prescriptive about storing and preharvest application of compost.
Posted on February 19, 2013 8:50am
Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS) is hosting four upcoming workshops in March with Phil Tocco, Michigan State University Extension Educator and food safety guru, to help farmers get a grasp on the food safety requirements.
Posted on August 7, 2012 9:08am
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed in January 2012. Find out how this legislation may affect you.
Posted on April 19, 2012 11:00am
The Michigan Safe Food Risk Assessment issued its first certification to Grossnickle Farms, owned by Allen and Candy Grossnickle of Manistee County.
Posted on March 27, 2012 10:17am
As part of its "Bridging the Gaps" program, the Washington State Department of Agriculture launched a new video in its effort to help small and diversified growers meet Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).
Posted on March 19, 2012 1:52pm
Experts examine food safety after 2011 listeria outbreak in cantaloupes
Posted on December 28, 2011 12:43pm
The Michigan Safe Food Risk Assessment will be available to assist small producers to understand and document on-farm food safety practices.
Posted on December 16, 2011 11:07am
Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan unveiled a new, free online tool to help farmers create customized food safety plans.