University of Maryland Extension

Food Safety: Food Safety Modernization Act and Good Agricultural Practices/Good Handling Practices

Those growers who are interested in learning about produce safety, who need to comply with the FSMA Produce Safety Rule (Note: Growers with over $500,000 in produce sales must be compliant by January 2018), who need to satisfy buyer requirements, and/or who need to maintain a food safety certification should attend.

Monday 11/27/17


Cecil County Extension Services

200 Chesapeake Boulevard


Elkton, MD 21921

Registere here

Thursday 11/30/17

8:00AM – 4:30PM

 Charles Soil District Office

4200 Gardiner Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

Register here

Click here to learn if you are a farmer who needs to comply with the FSMA produce safety rule-space is limited


The newest crop of Produce Safety Trainers were recently completed their trained in College Park, MD.  



For more information about GAPs/GHPs:

Visit: Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), or contact your Local County Extension office. 

For more information about food safety of fresh fruits and vegetables:

Find information on fact sheets, videos, and farm audits visit: UMD-Plant Science & Landscape Arcitecture 

For more information about the Agriculture Law Extension Program:




 Follow MDA @MdAgDept, University of Maryland @UMD_AGNR, MD Ag Law @MDAgLaw, and the FDA @FDAfood.

Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at Univ. of Maryland

We have been working on a produce safety website on the University of Maryland's Plant Science and Landscape Architecture page. This site has Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in video format, MDA GAP resources (including a skeleton plan), fact sheets, and other information. This website also links to the MDA's food safety website, where information on additional audits can be found. Additional resources will be added to this page:



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