University of Maryland Extension

Food Safety

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Grower Resources

Find downloadable images to use for your farming operation or your school garden! For more information please contact Dr. Shauna Henley, 410-887-8090,

Exemption and compliance dates for the newly published produce safety rule under FSMA

By Rohan V. Tikekar Ph.D.; The final rule on fresh produce safety has been released by the US FDA on November 13, 2015. The new rule addresses requirements in five key areas pertaining to produce safety. These are agricultural water; biological soil amendments; sprouts,...

The Cottage Act

A training workshop in FSMA preventive control rules: For food processors... Who should attend? Food processors who need to comply with FSMA preventive controls rule. To know if it applies to you, visit the US FDA website here . -Are exempt from the rule but need to comply with the rules due to...


For more information about seafood click here.

School Gardens

For more information regarding Food Safety in the School Garden click here . Maryland Department of Agriculture 's Teachers and Administrator Resources: click here .

Consumer Information

Featured Website 9/22/17: Food safety is a shared responsibility from farm to fork (the consumer). Safe steps in food handling include but are not limited to shopping, preparing, cooking, and storing food. These steps are essential to prevent foodborne illness. You cannot see, smell, or taste...


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