Michigan Produce Safety Farm Survey

The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (21 CFR § 112) is a major overhaul to our nation’s food safety practices and includes new mandatory regulations for farms and facilities that grow, harvest, pack, or store produce typically eaten raw.

As a result, FSMA impacts many Michigan produce growers and businesses, and we, at the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), are focusing efforts to assist you in understanding how your farm may be affected and what steps you need to take to be in compliance as the new law is rolled out.

If you have questions about this survey or your status, contact Hannah Szegedy, MDARD, FSMA unit technician, at szegedyh@michigan.gov or 517-243-4908.

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Do you grow, pack, harvest, or hold produce? (check all that apply)

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* 3. List all crops grown, packed, harvested, or held on your farm:

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* 4. What is your average annual produce gross sales? (averaging previous 3 years)

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* 5. If you sell fresh produce to a commercial processor, does any of the produce undergo a processing step that includes a validated "kill step" to prevent the presence of microorganisms, such as irradiation, pasteurization, cooking, canning, etc?

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* 6. Do you sell more than 50% of your produce to the consumer of the produce in a farm market or farm stand and/or directly to a restaurant or grocery store within the state of MI of within 275 miles of where you grow your produce?

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* 7. What is your produce harvest season? (check all that apply)

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* 8. Where do you sell your produce? (check all that apply)

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* 9. Which practices are utilized on your farm? (check all that apply)

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* 10. Has someone on your farm completed the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training?

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