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General Food Safety Information for Farmers

Food Safety Topics:

Visit each of the pages below for general food safety information. Each page includes background information, general tips, and relevant recordkeeping templates.

Agricultural Water

Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training

Post Harvest Handling & Sanitation

Soil Amendments

Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use

Farm Food Safety Plans & Traceability


Standard Operating Procedures: 

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are written instructions for specific tasks, and can help ensure that you are operating safely and in a way that prevents the contamination of produce. For more information on SOPs, including  what kinds of tasks SOPs are useful for, benefits of SOPs, and how to write them, see our SOP Fact Sheet.