No one wants anyone to get sick from what they eat at a farmers market. Fortunately, there are excellent training materials available and resources that can help every market reduce the risk of food borne illnesses.
This overview covers the basics of food safety, relevant training materials about food safety for farmers markets, resources for Washington State, and an introduction to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs).
Food Safety at Farmers Markets (Sept 2016)
- “Food Safety Vendor Checklist” NY Federation of FMs (2012)
- “Food Safety at the Farmers Market Checklist” NY Federation of FMs (2012)
- “Preventing Food Borne Illness: Fresh Produce” WSU
- “What’s New with Food Safety” WSDA presentation (2016)
- “Food Safety Communication Resources” from WSDA (2016)
- “Food Safety at Farmers Markets” by H. Seltzer, FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (2014)