GAPs Food Safety

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Food Safety Consulting

 

Helping you CONQUER produce safety overwhelm!

Whether FSMA effects your farm directly or not,  now is the time to review your growing practices to make sure they fall in line with GAPs.

On-farm food safety is changing because of the upcoming Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which are anticipated to be published in late 2015.  There are actually TWO rules that may affect farmers: the Produce Safety (PS) and the Preventative Controls (PC). 

Are You Affected by FSMA?

Produce growers of all sizes are likely to be affected in some way by one or both of these rules, although exemptions are possible, based on specific criteria. 

Buyer Expectations Are Changing Too

Buyer expectations have also changed; increasingly they are asking for documentation about a farm’s food safety practices.  In certain situations, this is requiring produce growers to have  3rd party audits before a sale can be completed.  An audit can’t be done if there is no food safety plan documentation to review.

In Your Head or Written Down?

Be assured, no grower maliciously intends to harm people with the produce they grow.  They implement food safety practices every day in their operations.

However, as a produce grower, the question to consider is whether your growing practices are written down? Unfortunately, if it isn’t written down (that darn recordkeeping/documentation part!), you can’t prove what you’re doing. Read more about that in 4 Reasons to Have  A Food Safety Plan.

Do you need to CONQUER your food safety plan challenges?   I can help!

Consulting Services Include:

  • GAPs food safety training curriculum development and workshop presentations.
  • On-farm food safety plan development
  • Evaluation of existing plan protocols and documentation.

 

Previous and Current Clients Include:

Colorado Farmers Market Association

Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association

Colorado State University Extension  – Larimer County

Greeley-Evans School District 6

HealthyWeld2020

 

For more information  and a complimentary consultation,  Contact Pam

 

 

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Pam

Pam is a freelance professional B2B copywriter, consultant and trainer for the agriculture, produce safety, local foods, and public health industries. She is also a Produce Safety Alliance Certified Trainer. Email her to discuss your next project. (Whew!! She loves writing about herself in third person...NOT!)

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