Food Safety Plans
Creating a Food Safety Plan
Writing, compiling, and implementing a food safety plan can be a daunting task. Luckily, the resources below will assist you step-by-step in creating a food safety plan.
On-Farm Food Safety Project
This website includes a free online tool which generates customized on-farm food safety plans based on user input. The tool is designed for use by small to mid-scale produce growers and provides a full set of record keeping tools to document their food safety program and to provide training to their employees.
Food Safety Plan 4 You
This plan provides a template for creating a Standard Operating Procedures Manual. The template is based off the GAP/GHP program and so it would be a great start if you are ever considering going through a GAP/GHP audit.
Resources For Your Buyers
In general, Wisconsin food safety regulations for food buyers state only that produce should be obtained from an approved source. The regulations may seem vague and sometimes are confusing for buyers when they want to work with growers directly. The resources below can be shared with your buyers to assist them in their purchasing decisions.
School Food Service - Purchase of Local Food State Memo
The attached memo is an effort by the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, the Department of Public Instruction, and the Department of Health Services to send a unified message that public or private schools are permitted to purchase locally grown fresh, whole, raw fruits and vegetables and/or accept donations of such items.
Retail Food Establishment (Restaurant/Grocer) - Guide Checklist Survey
A guide and checklist to help retail food buyers make safe, informed choices about food purchasing from farms.