The Michigan’s Produce Safety Risk Assessment is a voluntary and confidential produce safety program used as a resource for farms growing produce. Completing the Michigan Produce Safety Risk Assessment is a way for farms to be confident that their practices are consistent with the current U.S. Food and Drug Administration Produce Safety Rule. Food Safety is an important concern that needs to be addressed on all produce farms. Whether a farm is a small family farm or a big corporate farm, using good production, harvest and post-harvest management practices will help prevent contaminated produce and ensure the wellness of customers. That in return will also help ensure the success of the farm.

According to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, at least one responsible person on a farm must have completed food safety training that has been recognized as an adequate training by the Food and Drug Administration. There is multiple grower produce training sessions planned across Michigan for Winter and Spring 2019.

Pre-registration is required for the training sessions. For more information and to register go to:

https://events.anr.msu.edu/2019WinterPSA/

https://events.anr.msu.edu/2019SpringPSA/


For more information on the Michigan Produce Safety Risk Assessment Program go to:

www.michigan.gov/producesafety


For more information please contact your local Produce Safety Technician, Andrew Booher, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 231-429-0901


What MAEAP-Recognized Farmers Say

Lister 780 664

Art Lister

Lister Orchards

"A big advantage of the MAEAP program is that it’ is a proactive approach to work with producers. I want to know that I am doing everything I can to protect the environment, and this assures me that I am doing just that."

Conrad 780 674

Pete Conrad

Conrad Farms Inc.

“The MAEAP program has added value to our farm. Reassurance that we are being great stewards of our farm’s resources has been a major part of this value.”

Dittmer 900 670

Gary Dittmer

Dittmer Farms

“When you get into the program, you find that you’re already doing 80-90% of the things you should be doing. It is a good thing for farms to show the community.”