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Modern food safety approach is to focus on prevention as opposed to correction. With the recent enactment of The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the FDA will have a legislative mandate to require comprehensive, science-based preventive controls across the food supply. The potential introduction of foodborne pathogens during the growing, harvesting, packing, processing, and transporting of foods necessitates that producers and processors understand pathogen sources to reduce risk. This LSU AgCenter Food Safety website will provide you information on the emerging food safety issues, programs we offer, links to presentations, publications, and other websites related to food safety. 


Dripping faucet
Sample Forms for the Postharvest Water Decision Tree
Sample Forms for the Postharvest Water Decision Tree
Gathering water sample
Sample Forms for the Agricultural Water for Production Decision Tree
Sample Forms for the Agricultural Water for Production Decision Tree
Fresh picked peaches
Sample Forms for the Sanitation and Postharvest Handling Decision Tree
Sample Forms for the Sanitation and Postharvest Handling Decision Tree
Ducks on land
Sample Forms for the Wildlife and Animal Management Decision Tree
Sample Forms for the Wildlife and Animal Management Decision Tree
Soil with plant
Sample Forms for the Soil Amendments Decision Tree
Sample Forms for the Soil Amendments Decision Tree
Land
Sample Forms for the Land Use Decision Tree
Sample Forms for Land Use Decision Tree
Worker sanitizing coolers
Sample Forms for the Worker Health and Training Decision Tree
Sample forms for Worker Health and Training
Farmland
Decision Tree Glossary
Glossary of terms for the Decision Trees and How to Write a Standard Operating Procedure
PSA Growers Training
The PSA Grower Training Course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
Produce Food Safety Links
Important links for on-farm food safety and GAPs/GHPs
Good Agricultural Practices
Fresh produce is one of the leading causes of foodborne illnesses
On-Farm Food Safety
Food safety on the farm
Food Safety Modernization Act
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011
Sanitation Control Procedures for Fish
This course is to assist the seafood industry in developing and implementing “Sanitation Control Procedures” as mandated by the FDA
PSA Growers Training
The PSA Grower Training Course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices
IHA Meat and Poultry HACCP
This course covers the fundamentals of HACCP and the application in meat and poultry processing operations
Good Agricultural Practices Course
This course is to assist fresh produce growers understand and develop an on-farm food safety plan
Food Safety Modernization Act Workshop
This workshop will help you to understand how proposed rule changes might impact your practices and business
Better Process Control School
The Better Process Control School (BPCS) certifies supervisors
AFDO Basic Seafood HACCP Training
The primary purpose of this training is to assist the implementation of HACCP programs in commercial and regulatory settings
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