University of Maryland Extension

FSMA and GAP Resources/Pubs

The decision trees from the National GAPs program, including the soil amendments tree, can be found here: http://gaps.cornell.edu/tree.html

In addition to the chart itself, each decision tree includes sample logsheets, template language (which can be used in a food safety plan), and a glossary. These decision trees are currently based on Good Agricultural Practices – they are currently being updated to include language from the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. Additional information can be found at the National GAPs program website, http://gaps.cornell.edu, under GAPs Educational Materials.

University of Maryland’s produce safety website can be found here: https://www.psla.umd.edu/research/research-lab-pages/food-safety-fresh-fruits-and-vegetables. The website contains contact information for the Maryland GAP educators, sample recordkeeping sheets, a fill-in-the-blank food safety plan for growers, and videos answering food safety frequently asked questions. Additionally, the 2016 GAP training dates will be posted here.

A brief factsheet developed by the FDA on the FSMA Produce Safety Rule can be found here: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/UCM472887.pdf.

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