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On-Farm Food Safety

Washington State Department of Agriculture’s “Bridging the GAPs Program” 

WSDA’s Bridging the GAPs project aims to improve food safety by providing education, information and technical assistance relating to on-farm food safety for small, mid-sized and diversified fruit and vegetable farms. The project is designed to support growers in their efforts to meet current voluntary food safety standards and prepare for the upcoming FDA Produce Safety Rule. All resources and workshops are based on the USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)/Good Handling Practices (GHP), and resources will be developed to share FDA Produce Safety Rule standards once they are finalized at the federal level.

U.S. Food & Drug Administration: Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

The FDA has finalized nine major rules to implement FSMA, recognizing that ensuring the safety of the food supply is a shared responsibility among many different points in the global supply chain for both human and animal food. The FSMA rules are designed to make clear specific actions that must be taken at each of these points to prevent contamination.

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition 

This site hosts information about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Analytical Laboratories & Consulting Serving Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest 

This site provides a list of laboratories in the Pacific Northwest that are able to perform a variety of services that may be required to fulfill the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).