Irrigation System Inspection

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¬†   Mapping your water system is a helpful step to take before doing the inspection. […]

Water Testing Labs

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. Important to note that the compliance dates for the section of the Rule covering agricultural […]

Wellhead Maintenance and Protection

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      

Disinfecting Your Well via Shock Chlorination

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   Shock Chlorination_UGA  

FSMA Produce Safety Rule Water Testing Methods and Requirements

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 different water analysis methods are appropriate for different uses of agricultural water.   FSMA Produce […]