Produce Safety Ensuring produce safety—from farm to table—is a critical step in reducing the presence of dangerous bacteria in the food supply and preventing foodborne illness.
FDA Expands Water Testing Options for Produce Growers

FDA Expands Water Testing Options for Produce Growers

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FDA approves certain presence/absence tests for agricultural water used in postharvest washing and cooling, hand washing, sanitizing food contact surfaces, and making ice.

Site Selection and Land Use

Fruit Tree FarmChoosing a safe and suitable farm site is just as important to human health as it is to the health of your crop.

When making land use decisions, it’s important to consider a few things before planting:

  • Do you know the history and prior uses of the site?
  • Is the land prone to flooding?
  • Is it located within 1 mile of a feedlot?

These are only a few of the questions you should ask when assessing site risks. Below you’ll find resources to help you choose a safe site and reduce contamination risk before planting.