Food Safety Education Month

Mention sustainable agriculture and you’ll likely get a hearty thumbs-up. Ask why this is so, and you’ll hear how sustainable farmers take good care of the soil, their animals, the environment, their employees — and that this way of farming benefits consumers’ health and safety.

Continue Reading With care, sustainable farming and food safety can be a good match


Dear Editor,

Recently a few media outlets reported on a study warning Americans about the dangers of consuming produce grown by small-scale farmers. Very quickly, however, the study was retracted because its authors failed to comply with basic ethical requirements. Unfortunately, the ethical issue was just one of the
Continue Reading Letter to the Editor: Small scale farmers are food safety practitioners

A new cottage food bill exempting Colorado small poultry producers from inspections — including safety inspections — is moving forward, having passed the state Senate. Senate Bill (SB) 16-058, now before the House, also amends the Colorado Cottage Foods Act to exempt home kitchens from food inspections, as long as
Continue Reading Colorado bill exempts ‘cottage food’ chicken from safety checks

On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a competitive grant program to fund food-safety training, education and technical assistance consistent with standards being established under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has joined in the
Continue Reading FDA Announces Food-Safety Education Grants for Small Farms, Processors