How to Make Food Safety Standards Work for Your Farm
By Natalie Fullerton
With the many state and federal regulations surrounding our food system, it is no wonder the United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world. Even so, we are still affected by foodborne illness outbreaks. Paying close attention to details, as simple as hand washing, can save people from getting sick or even dying. For access to information and resources for establishing a farm food safety plan – a set of basic guidelines for assuring safe food* products come from your farm – CLICK HERE to print or download the Kansas Rural Center’s Food Safety resource document.
The Food Safety document is an excerpt from Finding Your Niche, A Marketing Guide for Kansas Farms, published in January 2013 by the Kansas Rural Center. You may CLICK HERE to view the guide’s full Table of Contents and print or download other resource documents. Finding Your Niche: A Marketing Guide for Kansas Farms offers a great starting point for envisioning the potential your farm has to increase and respond to local demand.
To receive a printed and bound copy of the 200+ page guide, please order here or contact the Kansas Rural Center at 785-873-3431. A limited number of copies are available for a suggested fee of $25 to help cover printing, shipping and handling costs.