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New Webinar and Guide to FSMA Supplier Verification Requirements for Food Hubs and Farms

by Meaghan Donovan |

Join the CCOF Foundation and the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) on April 13 for a webinar that will help food hubs and other local food buyers (including farms in some cases) understand how to verify their farm suppliers in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

In this webinar, we will break down the complex supplier verification requirement of the FSMA’s Preventive Controls Rule (also known as the “PC Rule”). The PC Rule applies to “facilities,” which in some cases can include farms. Part of the PC Rule requires food hubs and other buyers to “verify their suppliers,” which can be done in a number of ways. This webinar will review a new guide that CAFF, Farm Commons, and UC Extension created to help food hubs and other facilities understand how they can verify the farms they buy from in a way that is least burdensome for all parties.

For more information and to register, visit the CCOF website.

This webinar is a collaboration with CAFF and is the second in our 2021 food safety webinar series for growers. If you missed the first webinar, FSMA Food Safety Updates for Produce Growers, view a partial recording of the webinar on the CCOF YouTube channel.  

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Funder Acknowledgement: Funding for the California Specialty Crop Small and Medium Scale Farm Food Safety Technical Assistance Program was made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service through grant AM190100XXXXG008. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA.