Michigan’s Safe Food Risk Assessment
Michigan’s Safe Food Risk Assessment is a small-farm, scale-appropriate voluntary program designed to educate producers about food safety and recognize those who use safe food management practices. This free assessment is geared toward growers who are not currently required to have a certified food safety audit.
The Safe Food Risk Assessment Program assists growers in reducing the risk of foodbourne illness. To become a Safe Food recognized producer you must be able to demonstrate or document conformance with at least 80 percent of the key food-safety management practices listed in the Safe Food Risk Assessment.
Many grocery chains and institutional produce buyers have addressed consumer food-safety concerns by requiring a certified food-safety farm audit from their fresh produce growers and suppliers. A number of public and private organizations can assist producers who wish to have a certified audit.