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Food Safety Investigation cover

FSI: Food Safety Investigation

E.A. Bihn, K. Rosberg, R.B. Gravani, M.M. Moore, C.L. Johnson, and W.G. Camp.
©2007

The Food Safety Investigation (FSI) Curriculum has been developed for students in high school agriculture, biology, health, and food science classes. It is a supplemental curriculum designed to teach students safe food handling and preparation practices as well as increase their understanding of food production from farm to table. Created collaboratively with educators, it is presented in an easy to use format with activities that were tested in the classroom. While this curriculum presents cases that include food contamination events and foodborne illnesses, the lessons and activities are designed to be educational and not to raise concerns about specific food products.


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Food Safety Begins on the Farm:
A Grower's Guide

A. Rangarajan, E.A. Bihn, M.P. Pritts, and R.B. Gravani
©2003

OUT OF STOCK. New edition currently in production.

This 28-page color booklet provides an overview of good agricultural practices that can be implemented on farms and in packinghouses as well as background information on foodborne illnesses related to produce consumption. Available in English or Spanish.

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Fun Fruit & Very Vegetable Tour Coloring Book Cover

Fun Fruit & Very Vegetable Tour Coloring Book

E.A. Bihn, D.L. Scott, R.B. Gravani, K. Rosberg, and G. Wall; Illustrated by: Mark Kogut
©2005

Originally developed for children of farm workers, this book follows three children as they tour the United States produce industry to see how fruits and vegetables are grown, harvested, and sold. Main learning themes include the importance of handwashing and the nutritional value of fruit and vegetable consumption. Each book is bilingual (English and Spanish) and appropriate for ages 5–10.


Laminated Handwashing Poster

Laminated Handwashing Poster

(English and Spanish)
©2002, 2003

A laminated poster containing graphic images and text in English and Spanish instructing proper hand washing.


Laminated Toilet Use Facilities Poster

Laminated Toilet Use Facilities Poster

(English and Spanish)
©2002, 2003

A laminated poster containing graphic images and text in English and Spanish instructing proper use of field toilets.


Laminated Toilet Paper Disposal Poster

Laminated Toilet Paper Disposal Poster

(English and Spanish)
©2002, 2003

A laminated poster containing graphic images and text in English and Spanish instructing proper disposal of used toilet paper.


Good Hygiene Protects Everyone booklet cover

Good Hygiene Protects Everyone

(English and Spanish)
S. Auger, M. Colindres, E.A. Bihn, R.B. Gravani, and K. Embrey
©2005

This booklet discusses the importance of proper field hygiene to produce safety. It covers the need for drinking water and proper hydration, proper use of field toilets and handwashing facilities, and how workers can protect themselves and the crops they harvest. Each book is in full color and bilingual (English and Spanish).


Fruits, Vegetables, and Food Safety: Health and Hygiene on the Farm cover

Fruits, Vegetables, and Food Safety:
Health and Hygiene on the Farm

English/SpanishEnglish/HmongEnglish/Creole
©2004

Designed to be part of a comprehensive worker training program, this 15-minute video offers guidance to workers on proper handwashing and toilet use, with emphasis on how their health affects the safety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Hygiene topics discussed in this video are reinforced in the Field Hygiene Poster Series. Available in DVD and VHS formats, each video contains both the English/Spanish version. 'English/Hmong' and 'English/Creole' versions are available on DVD only.


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Food Safety Begins on the Farm:

A Grower Self Assessment of Food Safety Risks
A. Rangarajan, E.A. Bihn, M.P. Pritts, and R.B. Gravani;
©2003

OUT OF STOCK. New edition currently in production.

The assessment is designed to guide growers through the process of identifying risks particular to their operation, developing appropriate solutions, implementing good agricultural practices and developing a farm food safety plan. This document has 21 sections allowing growers to evaluate many different parts of their operation including harvest sanitation, worker hygiene, wild animals, water use, farm biosecurity, and crisis management. Each section contains worksheets so that growers can document their progress and plan for GAPs implementation. (English only).

Download the farm assessment sections


Steps For Proper Handwashing Photo Magnet

Steps For Proper Handwashing Photo Magnet

(English and Spanish)
©2005

This eye-catching magnet shows the important steps required for proper hand washing and serves as a reminder to wash often. Available in English or Spanish.


Did you know? In the Field there is a need for hygiene too! cover

Did you know?
In the Field there is a need for hygiene too!

S. Auger, M. Colindres, Editors: E.A. Bihn, R.B. Gravani, and K. Embrey
©2005

This photonovel discusses the importance of proper hygiene in the field. Join Paco, Luis, and Carmello for their lunch break. Carmello and Luis discuss their personal experiences, Paco's hygiene mishaps, and their friend Lalo's illness. Topics covered include the importance of toilet use in the field, proper handwashing, fruit and vegetable handling, safe food storage, and washing clothes after working in the field. Each novella is bilingual (English and Spanish).


Did you Know? Your kitchen could be a source of illness! cover

Did you Know?
Your kitchen could be a source of illness!

S. Auger, M. Colindres, Editors: E.A. Bihn, R.B. Gravani, and K. Embrey
©2006

Learn safe food preparation techniques by following the Valdez Family as they learn first hand the perils of foodborne illness and how to prevent food contamination. This guide provides food safety tips for all stages of food preparation, including shopping, kitchen cleaning, handwashing, defrosting foods, separating raw meats from fresh produce, fruit and vegetable preparation, cooking times and temperatures, proper refrigeration, storing leftovers, pest control, kitchen sanitation and more. Each novella is bilingual (English and Spanish).


Farm Food Safety Decision Trees

Farm Food Safety Decision Trees

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 as well as future regulations for produce.

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


Farm and Packinghouse Record Keeping Sheets

These free, downloadable Record Keeping Sheets will help you implement GAPs and the appropriate record keeping on your operation. Record keeping is critical, particularly if you plan to have a third party audit or quality assurance certification. These record keeping sheets are templates and should be customized to reflect your standard operating procedures. To customize the Record Keeping Sheets, download the word document and add your logos and procedures. These sheets were developed in collaboration with New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Farm Inspectors and Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators.


Reduce Microbial Risks with Good Agricultural Practices brochure cover

Reduce Microbial Risks with Good Agricultural Practices

(English or Spanish)
A. Rangarajan, M.P. Pritts, S. Reiners, and L. Pederson
©2000

This bi-fold brochure summarizes good agricultural practices from pre-planting through post-harvest handling.