Full title: California Urban Agriculture Food Safety Guide:
Laws and Standard Operating Procedures for
Farming Safely in the City
This guide provides urban food producers in California
with an overview of food safety laws and regulations that may impact their
operations, as well as guidelines for best practices, or Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), that can help minimize the risk
of contamination in the production and exchange
of urban-produced foods.
Covered are best practices for fresh produce safety, urban soils safety, as well as food safety considerations for poultry and small livestock in the urban environment. You'll also learn which aspects of the Food Safety Modernization Act apply to urban farms, California laws that apply, record keeping requirements, working with gleaners, how to register as a CSA, permitting requirements, and how to develop a food safety plan for your operation.
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