This is a template to help you develop a farm food safety plan. The information provided will vary in applicability to each produce grower, packer, or handler.
Development of this template has evolved over a decade. The authors would like to acknowledge all the growers who have made suggestions for additions and who have provided years of productive input. We would also like to acknowledge information sharing, improvements, and edits from our Produce Safety Alliance team, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Northeast Organic Farming Association-NY, and USDA colleagues. Lastly, we want to thank our NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets colleagues who attended our GAPs Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshops and provide valuable feedback to growers on the farm food safety plans they develop.