FSMA + Food Safety Resource Hub


Since 2006, when spinach from California contaminated with the highly dangerous pathogen E. coli O157:H7 caused a multi-state foodborne illness outbreak, food safety in fruits and vegetables has been a major issue in the U.S.

Sustainable farmers have always been committed to providing healthy food to the public, at the same time as they heal our soils, water and air and protect wildlife and biodiversity.  CFSA supports sustainable farmers and food entrepreneurs by helping them navigate the science and complex laws related to the safety of fresh produce and value-added foods.

Our goal is to help farmers provide healthy and wholesome produce to their markets. Our Food Safety Resource Hub connects you with tools, information, training and consulting on:

  • Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification, to help farms access new markets.
  • The Food Safety Modernization Act, to help farms and small food businesses avoid the traps and pitfalls in new federal food safety rules.

Applying best practices to reduce food safety risks on your farm or business makes good business sense, and is compatible with principles of sustainable agriculture.  CFSA cuts through the confusing standards and rules to help you make the best decisions, and help grow the local organic food system.


Email Trish Tripp, Local Produce Safety Manager


Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Consulting


CFSA offers one-on-one training to help North and South Carolina growers become USDA-GAPs certified

Take advantage of our one-on-one training opportunity to have a mock audit conducted on your farm. This training will help you identify potential risks and get an assessment of your current practices in relation to the GAPs certification matrix.

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