Food Safety in Louisiana School Gardens

Kathryn Fontenot, Bush, Edward W., Adhikari, Achyut  |  1/4/2017 8:45:21 PM

Food safety policies and concern for children’s health make it understandable that certain precautions need to be taken when harvesting produce from the school garden. Preventing foodborne illnesses is a priority at grocery stores and local farms and also should be important to those consuming produce grown in their backyard and school gardens.

The Food Safety Guide for Louisiana School Gardens presents good agricultural and handling practices that are easy to implement in a school garden setting. Although they are not regulations, these are general guidelines and recommendations we feel all schools should follow.

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