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Produce Safety

Produce Safety Technician Program

Michigan is unique in that it is the only State to offer a Produce Safety Technician Program to it's farmers and produce producers. This program offers a variety of services to producers, all with a goal of helping to grow tasty and safe to eat produce. 

Fresh Produce

This program is entirely voluntary. The Michigan On Farm Produce Safety Program is non-regulatory, free of cost, and confidential. Your district Produce Safety Technician will work with you to improve produce safety practices, prepare producers for future inspections, and give one-on-one support for produce management. 

Other services include:
  • Produce Safety Risk Assessments

  • On-Farm Readiness Review so farmers feel prepared to              implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

  • Farm Visits

  • Action Plan Development

  • Water Testing

  • Training Protocols

  • Record Keeping

  • Wash Pack Consultations

  • Microbial Risk Mitigation

Visit the Produce Safety Website

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For more information, or to schedule a service, please contact our local Produce Safety Technician.

Patrick Gordon

Produce Safety Technician

Berrien County Conservation District

patrick.gordon@macd.org

(517) 331-0093