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Extension Food Safety

Produce Safety Guidance

Topics to choose from include (in alphabetical order):


Agricultural Water

Background Information

Cleaning and Sanitizing



COVID-19 Guidance

Decision Tree

Farmers Markets


GAP Guidance

Growing Growers presentations - April 20, 2020

Home Food Preservation

Introduction to Produce Safety


Other University Extension Services

Produce Auctions

Produce Buyers Guide



School and Community Gardens

Soil Amendments

Specific Produce

Peppers and Eggplant
Potatoes and Rotation Crops



Visitors and Tours

Water Testing for Producers

For Missouri growers, water sample kits can be obtained from most local public health departments in Missouri, as well as in some other locations throughout Missouri. Samples can be returned to most local public health departments in Missouri (on ice, within 24 hours of taking the sample).  More information on collecting water samples and how to submit them in Missouri is available in the following documents:


Production and Post Harvest Water Testing and Sampling (Also in Spanish) - North Carolina State University Extension 


Water Testing Tutorial - Kansas State University

Sampling Creek Water - Kansas State University



Wildlife, Rodents and Pest Control

Vole Management - University of Missouri

Worker Training

Fruit and Vegetable Food Safety Training Video for Field Employees (English) - Produce Safety Alliance

Fruit and Vegetable Food Safety Training Video for Field Employees (Spanish) - Produce Safety Alliance




Funding for this website and the listed workshops are made possible in part by grant KS5895 from the FDA. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the FDA.