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Food Safety

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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

For more information about starting your own Cottage Food Business, and up coming Food for Profit workshops contact: Ginger S. Myers, Ag Marketing Specialist and Director, Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center University of Maryland Extension 301-432-2767 What is The Cottage...


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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...

Home Food Preservation and Canning

Food Preservation Season is Upon Us. Talk to your Family & Consumer Sciences Educator to get Your Dial Guage and/or Pressure Canner Lid(s) Examined for FREE! S ince the nineteenth century, canning has been one of the most common types of preservation techniques used in households. With...


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