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Federal food safety laws

Urban Ag home | Table of contents In general, federal regulations apply to all foods that are sold in interstate commerce (meaning across state borders) or foreign commerce, and states have the power to regulate most foods that are only sold intrastate (see “What’s federalism got to do with it?”...

Food safety

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Food safety is an area of significant legal risk for farmers, and a culture of food safety must be a priority on your farm. Although federal regulation is a large component of the food safety picture, particularly for food products that travel across state lines,...

Value-added processing for urban farmers

Urban Ag home | Table of contents For urban farmers whose production is limited by space or other constraints, value added processing provides a way to increase the profitability of harvest. When deciding what product to produce and sell, research your target market and distribution outlets to...

Food Safety Training For FSMA Produce Safety Rule Compliance-Garrett County

Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Garrett College
March 5, 2020 8:00AM – 5:00 PM University of Maryland Extension, Garrett County 687 Mosser Rd McHenry, MD 21541 To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/garrett-county-produce-safety-alliance-grower-training-for-fsma-compliance-registration-71105940783 Who should attend? Farmers who... Need to...

Food Safety Training For FSMA Produce Safety Rule Compliance-Montgomery County

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Montgomery County
February 6, 2020 8:00AM – 5:00 PM University of Maryland Extension, Montgomery County 18410 Muncaster Rd Derwood, MD 20855 To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/montgomery-county-produce-safety-alliance-grower-training-for-fsma-compliance-registration-71106183509 Who should attend? Farmers who...

Food Safety Training For FSMA Produce Safety Rule Compliance-Harford County

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Harford County
January 24, 2020 8:00AM – 5:00 PM University of Maryland Extension, Harford County 3525 Conowingo Rd Street, MD 21154 To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harford-county-produce-safety-alliance-grower-training-for-fsma-compliance-registration-71104965867 Who should attend? Farmers who... Need...

Food Safety Training For FSMA Produce Safety Rule Compliance-University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
December 4, 2019 8:00AM – 5:00 PM University of Maryland Eastern Shore 11868 College Backbone Rd Princess Anne, MD 21853 To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-of-md-eastern-shore-produce-safety-alliance-grower-training-for-fsma-compliance-registration-73003688999 Who should attend?...

Summary

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Whether you grow vegetables, raise livestock, or culture mushrooms, taking the time to learn more about the topics in this chapter will help you better use the resources available to you to maximize how much you produce while minimizing the impacts of challenges...

Harvest, post-harvest storage, and food safety

Urban Ag home | Table of contents How you harvest your crops and how you store them until your customers purchase them has an important impact on the quality of your product and on food safety risk management. For most vegetables and fruits, especially leafy greens and herbs, harvesting first thing...

How to Use and Calibrate Your Food Thermometer

Cooking food to a safe minimal temperature, using a food thermometer is an important behavior to reduce foodborne illness among consumers. However, data from FDA observed 67% of consumers owning a food thermometer, and this has not changed in 10 years. Using a food thermometer all the time for...

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