FSMA Readiness: Produce Safety Risks from Parasites

October 16, 2018By Jake StukenbergBlog

After discussion of bacteria and viruses we’ll be wrapping up the types of biological hazards that the FSMA Produce Safety Rule covers today. The third type of pathogen that the Produce Safety Rule aims to reduce is parasites. Parasites are protozoa or intestinal worms that can only multiply in a host animal or human. To … Read More

FSMA Readiness: Produce Safety Risks from Viruses

October 9, 2018By Jake StukenbergBlog

When it comes to produce safety, much of the risk is caused by things a grower could never see with the naked eye. Last week we talked about the risks bacteria pose to produce and strategies to reduce the risks associated with them. This week we’re moving on to another hard to see and common … Read More

FSMA Readiness: Produce Safety Risks from Bacteria

October 2, 2018By Jake StukenbergBlog

As we mentioned last week, produce safety risks can come in many different forms on a farm. Farmers must be aware of these risks and work hard to minimize them. With knowledge, education, and action, a farmer can take easy steps to reduce risk on their operation. This week, we will discuss one of the … Read More

FSMA Readiness: What are Produce Safety Risks?

September 26, 2018By Jake StukenbergBlog

Regardless of a farm’s size or scale, food safety is a priority on every operation. All farmers have an obligation to provide the safest product possible, and while many may think their current practices are sufficient in preventing foodborne illness, there is always new information or research being done. The recent Food Safety Modernization Act … Read More