Food Safety and Storage

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Food Safety & Preservation Hotline Open for The Season

Announcement

The OSU Extension Service Food Safety and Preservation Hotline starts on July 16 and ends on October 12, 2018 (M-F, 9am-4pm). Call 1-800-354-7319 (toll-free)

Update on the Produce Safety Rule From Oregon Department of Agriculture

Article

Do you grow fresh produce in Oregon? If you do, Oregon Department of Agriculture and OSU Extension have some resources to assist you with understanding produce safety regulations, attending training...

Water Storage for Emergencies - SP50-835

Publication

Information on things to consider when storing water for emergencies.

Food Storage for Emergencies - SP50-833

Publication

Information on things to consider when preparing / storing food for emergencies.

Do you have questions about FSMA Produce Safety Rule?

Online Resource

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) is a collaboration between Cornell University, FDA, and USDA to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements included in the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.

FSMA Final Rule on Produce Safety
The Final Produce Safety Rule was made publicly available on November 13, 2015. To read more about the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption, visit the FDA website (http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm334114.htm).

By Jovana Kovacevic

Fishermen Led Injury Prevention Program (FLIPP)

OSU Sea Grant Publication

The project combines occupational saftey research with experience in working directly with the commercial fishing industry.

Should I Worry about Heavy Metals in My Garden Soil?

Article

What do we know about heavy metals in soil? What do we know about lead exposure through soil and garden plants? What do we know about cadmium and arsenic in soils? What can I do if I’m at risk for heavy metals in my garden soil?

Oregon Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishing: 2017-2018 Directive to Minimize Whale Entanglement Risk

OSU Sea Grant Publication

This information sheet educates professional crabbers on best practices to avoid whale entanglement and reduce and recover derelict gear.

Safety of Canned Food that Freezes - SP50-695

Publication

Guidelines for determining the safety of canned food that has frozen.

Shipping Food Gifts - SP50-933

Publication

Instructions and tips for shipping food products as gifts.

Using Preserved Foods Safely - SP50-494

Publication

Guidelines for using preserved foods safely.