Food Safety Resources
From complying with food safety regulations including FSMA, to getting insurance coverage, to creating a record-keeping system showing food safety diligence, to implementing a food safety plan and more, find checklists, flowcharts, guides, and multimedia materials for preventing a food-borne illness incident while building resilience to endure if one occurs here.
Start with these materials if you want to learn the essentials, quickly. The Checklist outlines 12 basic action steps farmers can take to reduce food safety legal liability risks. If you’re still not sure whether the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (aka FSMA) applies to your farm, check out the flowchart to find out. Or, browse them all!
Choose from resources that explore ways to reduce food safety liability risk in detail. These resources explain the principles behind laws and legal liability, including negligence, and state and federal food safety laws, which can help farmers make an informed choice about reducing risk on their farm. Don’t pass over the Guide to Managing Food Safety Liability Risks, even if you aren’t in the three states listed.
These resources go into detail on specific food safety laws or issues. If your concern is launching an on-farm food business, check out the Come and Get It guides. Even if you aren’t in the states listed, they are a terrific exploration of the issues.