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Farm Food Safety Decision Trees For Fruit and Vegetable Growers

Elizabeth A. Bihn, Ph.D., Michele A. Schermann, R.N., M.S., Annette L. Wszelaki, Ph.D., Gretchen L. Wall, M.S., and Susannah K. Amundson, M.S.


With limited time, money, and available labor, produce farms must learn how to prioritize which practices to use on their farm to reduce food safety risks as well as achieve business goals. These Decision Trees were created to help you prioritize your farm food safety practices and begin to build your own farm food safety plan.

These Decision Trees are intended to:

  • Help you begin to identify food safety risks and practices that reduce risks,
  • Help you prioritize implementation of practices to use your resources most efficiently, and;
  • Familiarize you with the terminology, tools, and methods you may need to use to meet the requirements and expectations of your customers.

This 186-page product comes shrink-wrapped and 3-hole drilled for insertion into a 3-ring binder (binder not included).

IMPORTANT NOTE:  These Decision Trees do not incorporate the final FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements published in the Federal Register November 27, 2015.  Using this tool will not allow the grower to assess compliance with the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. Updates to the Decision Trees are in progress.