Scott Chang-Fleeman of Shao Shan Farm in California shares his produce safety practices as he scaled up his own operation. Focus Group Recording Focus Group Transcript Resources: UVM Ext’s Guide to Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfection
Farms subject to the Produce Safety Rule are required to do an inspection of their agricultural water system at least once annually. This video from Michigan State University Extension explains how to do an inspection. Irrigation System Inspection Video
Below are links to water testing labs in various states that perform the water tests approved by the FDA to meet the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule. This list will be updated as more maps and directories become available.
These resources from Penn State Extension and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension offer guidelines for protecting your wellhead. Wellhead Protection_PSU Protecting Your Wellhead_UGA
These resources from the Pensylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the University of Georgia (UGA) Extension offer guidelines and procedural steps for disinfecting a well (ground water), a process called shock chlorination. Disinfection of Home Wells and Springs_DEP
The Produce Safety Alliance created this tipsheet to outline the agricultural water quality monitoring requirements in the Produce Safety Rule. It includes the acceptable water testing methods, both quantitative and qualitative. As a grower, it is important to know that