Introduction to Food Safety
On farm food safety isn’t just for the commercial farms, more and more small scale and diversified growers are being asked by provincial inspectors, retail and their customers for food safety reassurances. Having a well-documented and implemented food safety program is the means to do this.
You have to start somewhere so it’s best to be proactive, organized, begin the development and implementation of your food safety practices, supply training to your employees or whomever works with you, especially yourself and then work to maintain good practices throughout the year, not just during visits by regulators or potential retail customers.
This module will give you an overview of good agricultural practices that are commonly required to produce a safe quality food for your customers.