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Requirements for Direct Marketers

Food Safety Requirements for Direct Marketing Farm Raised Meats, Poultry and Eggs in Maryland Resources: A Producer's Guide to Meat and Poultry Processing Regulations in Maryland, https://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_docs/.../EB372MeatRegulations.pdf Regulatory Information Center -...

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is sweeping legislation designed to protect the American public by focusing on preventing illness rather than responding to outbreaks after people are already sick. The Act was passed in 2010. FSMS amends the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and gives FDA...

The Food Safety System

UNDERSTANDING THE FOOD SAFETY SYSTEM The government sets the standards for food safety and enforces them through the licensing process. Jurisdiction over food safety regulations and licensing is divided among a few different government agencies. In general, federal regulations supersede state...

Food Safety Plans and Compliance

Building a good food safety plan is a top priority for a new and beginning farm business. Food safe is incredibly important for every farm, regardless of size, methods of production, or marketing outlets. It is a common misconception that food safety and the need to implement the practices...

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points Program

HACCP (pronounced “hassip”) is a tool that can be useful in the prevention of food safety hazards. In the past, periodic plant inspections and sample inspections have been used to check product quality and ensure safety. Inspection and sample testing provides information relevant only for the...

Good Agriculture Practices

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) are voluntary audits that verify that fruits and vegetables are produced, packed, handled, and stored as safely as possible to minimize risks of microbial food safety hazards. GAP & GHP audits verify adherence to the...

Food Safety

Guiding Principles for Farmers Working with Regulations 1 Know the federal, state and local food safety regulations for the food you sell. 2. Establish relationships with food safety agencies and inspectors. 3. Stay abreast of food safety news and changes in food safety policy. 4. Learn who has...

2017 P2P Registration

University of Maryland Extension is pleased to announce that they are providing their technical expertise to offer ”Farming – Pencil to Plow”, a nationally recognized beginning farmer program by the National Association of County Agriculture Agents. This is an eight (8) week entrepreneurial...

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