Food Safety

Food safety! Risks and Regulations!  Where does my farm fit in?!

Confused about Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), or the Produce Safety Rule? Chesapeake Harvest can help!

We offer FREE, GAP aligned, Food Safety workshops and individualized consultations to farmers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Without the help from Lindsay [and Chesapeake Harvest] we would still be lost and probably would not have completed the audit this year.

Lazy Boy Farm, Middletown, DE

Our FREE services for farmers in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, include:

  • Workshops for Food Safety beginners
  • On-farm risk assessments
  • One-on-one consultations
  • Access to USDA GAP training materials
  • Food Safety Plan templates

If you have GAP phobia, we highly recommend that you work with Chesapeake Harvest. They will give you the resources and confidence to move forward and get certified.

Arnold Farms, Chestertown, MD

Work with our team!

Elizabeth Beggins

Chesapeake Harvest Production Manager

Lindsay Gilmour

GAP Trainer & Food Safety Systems Educator

For more information, please contact us at: info@chesapeakeharvest.com
or 410.690.7348

Our programs align with recommendations from state Departments of Agriculture and Cooperative Extension staff.
(see Food Safety Fact Sheet 2018, page 2)

Like it or not, Food Safety concerns are here to stay. Driven by consumer demand, buyers are beginning to insist that the fruits and vegetables they purchase come with some level of safety assurance, like GAP certification. In 2017, the Food and Drug Administration launched FSMA, a law that applies, in varying degrees, to all farms. Both FSMA and GAP demand attention from the farmer. To support regional growers with these challenges, Chesapeake Harvest helps your farm take the steps needed to be compliant and, ultimately, to achieve United States Department of Agriculture Harmonized GAP certification.

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Easton MD, 21601
410.690.7348

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Easton MD, 21601
410.690.7348

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