Archive for June 2020

Small Farm FSMA Series Post 4 of 4

Small Farm FSMA Series Post 4 of 4

SMALL FARM FSMA SERIES – POST 4 of 4 Author: Stepheni Norton, Regional Food Safety Specialist FSMA is serious business, so we have a few disclaimers before we dig in.   Advice provided here is general in good farm practice and

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Small Farm FSMA Series Post 3 of 4

Small Farm FSMA Series Post 3 of 4

Author: Stepheni Norton, San Diego Regional Food Safety Specialist FSMA is serious business, so we have a few disclaimers before we dig in.   Advice provided here is meant for QUALIFIED EXEMPT FARMS If you need help determining your status, read

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Super Tuber Podcast Episode

Super Tuber Podcast Episode

During this episode we travel to Super Tuber Farm near Grass Valley, CA. We learn from Jeremy about their  farm focused on tuber crops and partnership they had with CAFF to complete an on-farm research trial during the 2019 growing

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Best Design for Food Safety – Floors

Best Design for Food Safety – Floors

Farmers can learn more in this resource created by the University of Vermont Extension and translated into Spanish by CAFF about how to design on-farm postharvest floors so that they minimize food safety risk. Download the resource here. Este trabajo

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Smooth and Cleanable Surfaces

Smooth and Cleanable Surfaces

Farmers can learn more in this resource created by the University of Vermont Extension and translated into Spanish by CAFF about how to design on-farm postharvest areas so that the surfaces minimize food safety risk. Download the resource here. Este

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Farm Cooler Checklist

Farm Cooler Checklist

Farmers can learn more about food safety best practices for on-farm coolers by checking out this resource created by the University of Vermont Extension and translated into Spanish by CAFF. Download resource here. Este trabajo está respaldado por el Programa

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First Rain Farm Podcast Episode

First Rain Farm Podcast Episode

During this episode we travel to First Rain Farm outside of Nevada City, CA. We learn from Tim about their diverse farm and partnership with CAFF to complete an on-farm research trial during the 2019 growing season on a practice

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Worker Health & Hygiene: FSMA & NOP

Worker Health & Hygiene: FSMA & NOP

This factsheet explains what farms that need to be in full compliance with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) need to do to be in compliance with worker health and hygiene requirements. There is also an overview of what

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Wild & Domestic Animals: FSMA & NOP

Wild & Domestic Animals: FSMA & NOP

This factsheet provides an overview of what farms that need to be in full compliance with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) need to do to meet wild and domestic animal requirements. In addition, an overview of wild and

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Monitoring Animals: FSMA & NOP

Monitoring Animals: FSMA & NOP

This factsheet provides an overview of what a farm that needs to be in full compliance with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) needs to do in regards to monitoring for animal contamination. There is also an overview of

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Land Use: FSMA & NOP

Land Use: FSMA & NOP

This factsheet provides an overview of what farms that need to be in full compliance with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) need to do in regards to their land use. An overview of what the National Organic Program

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Soil Amendments from Animals: FSMA & NOP

Soil Amendments from Animals: FSMA & NOP

This factsheet explains what farms that need to be in full compliance with the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) need to do with their soil amendments of animal origin to be in compliance. The factsheet also provides an overview

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Written Plans: FSMA & NOP

Written Plans: FSMA & NOP

This factsheet discusses an overview of what farms need to have for a written food safety plan if their need to be in full compliance with FSMA. There is also an overview of the written plan requirements are for the

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Recordkeeping: FSMA & NOP

Recordkeeping: FSMA & NOP

This factsheet explains the records farms that need to be in full compliance with FSMA must have and compares those vs. what records are required for the national organic program (NOP). Download the English version here. Download the Spanish version

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FSMA 101 vs. Organic Regulations

FSMA 101 vs. Organic Regulations

This factsheet provides an overview of the three farm categories within the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and relates that food safety regulation to the national organic program (NOP) requirements. Download the English version here Download the Spanish version

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How to be a Good CSA Member This Season

How to be a Good CSA Member This Season

Your partner farm provides fresh, healthy, safe food every week. Here are ways you can ensure you’re helping maintain a safe and responsible environment for yourself and for other members at the CSA pickup.  

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What is a “sliding scale” you ask?

What is a “sliding scale” you ask?

A document that helps people determine where they fall on the “sliding scale” and what they should fairly pay. If CSA farms are considering using a sliding scale payment system for their shares, this is a great tool for learning

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FARM SURVEY: COVID-19​ in the Workplace

FARM SURVEY: COVID-19​ in the Workplace

(CAFF and the UC Davis Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety invite you to complete a short survey about your experience addressing COVID-19​ in the workplace. The survey should take less than 10 minutes ​to complete. Our goal is to

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Black Lives Matter, Solidarity from the Farm

Black Lives Matter, Solidarity from the Farm

BLACK LIVES MATTER SOLIDARITY FROM THE FARM   FROM COMMUNITY ALLIANCE WITH FAMILY FARMERS   Like many of you, we at CAFF have been gripped by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement and the ensuing

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