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Our office is moving in July!

NOTE: June 30, 2022 will be the last day we will be open so we can pack and move.

Research projects and community programs scheduled outside of our physical office will continue as planned. If you need to reach us, email us ( or leave us a message on our voicemail, (360) 778-5806, so we can respond to you as soon as possible.

We will open at our new location on July 18th at: 600 Dupont Street, Bellingham, WA

On-Farm Food Safety

Food safety risks present a significant financial threat to farmers, and on-farm production practices are critical for reducing the risk of pathogen prevalence in food products. Recent food borne outbreaks in produce and other food products have made consumers increasingly aware of food safety issues. Recent federal regulations (Food Safety Modernization Act) are requiring farmers to implement practices to reduce food-borne pathogen risks. Buyer demand for 3rd party certification has also increased the need for food producers to keep records and follow guidelines for Good Agricultural Practices.

Confused about the difference between federal regulations, third party certification, and food safety plans? Check out this article

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