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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

Washington State Food Safety Programs

WSU Extension Food Safety Program

This team, based in Pullman, provides education on food safety in processing (including HACCP and SQF) and on the farm. They also perform research to better understand practices that will reduce the risk of food-borne illness outbreaks.

WSU Extension Food Safety Program


Washington State Department of Agriculture “Bridging the GAPs” Program

Bridging the GAPs is a WSDA project to improve food safety and develop Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) education and outreach services. The project team will identify and share best practices relating to on-farm food safety for small, mid-sized and diversified fruit and vegetable farms.

WSDA “Bridging The GAPs”


Farming West of the Cascades

The purpose of this publication is to describe important food safety considerations and guidelines, agencies that regulate small, value-added food processors and community resources available to you. Washington State University 2002

Producing Value-added Products for Market: Start with Food Safety – EB1902 (pdf)