Our coaching team and colleagues have developed a number of publications to address the information needs of our clients and the public as it pertains to on-farm and general food safety.
Avoid Contracting Angiostrongyliasis (Rat Lungworm Infection): Wash Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Before Eating!
This consumer information is more focused on what to do for home cooks after a product is harvested.
Best food-safety practices for Hawaii gardeners
Some hints about how to do gardening safer from a food perspective.
Best on-farm food safety practices: Documenting trace-back and trace-forward of harvested produce
It is critical during an outbreak that investigators can reach back to a farm as quickly as possible. This document explains how that works and provides a simple trace-back tagging system.
Best On-Farm Food Safety Practices: Reducing Risks Associated with Rat Lungworm Infection and Human Eosinophilic Meningitis
It is important to manage rats, slugs and snails on farms and gardens in Hawaii.
In order to meet both the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and the need for trace-back, this document provides some guidance on basic labeling.
Farm food safety behavior signs
This custom set of signs was developed to address some of the standard operating procedures on a third-party ranch or farm audit.
Good agricultural practices (GAPs): a consumer discovery tool for learning about risk-reducing behaviors on commercial farms and in school gardens
Learn about what GAPs are in lay person terms. Take our Cosmo-like GAPs discovery survey!
Good food safety practices: managing risks to reduce or avoid legal liability
Many growers don’t realize that, just like other companies, they can be liable for the quality and safety of the product they sell. A Honolulu-based attorney provides an overview of this responsibility.
On-farm food safety: Aquaponics
The blending of fish and produce creates some unique opportunities. It also requires that certain best practices be used to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
On-farm food safety: Questions growers frequently ask
A summary of relevant frequently asked questions
Student and food safety: Best practices for Hawaii school gardens
Up-to-date information on how to operate a school garden under best practices.
Pest management systems to control rodents in and around packing sheds
Managing rodent populations is critical to keeping up Good Agricultural Practices. This document outlines typical requirements found on audits.
The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI): A Primer for Hawaii’s Small-Farm Operators
The future is here – every box of produce will be labelled for rapid trace-back to a field. Learn more here.