Understanding Food Safety

Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines for Farmers' Markets

Created with SARE support
Kelly Coleman | 2014 | 23 pages

The number of farmers’ markets in Massachusetts has increased significantly in recent years, and as interest from farmers and consumers has grown, the variety of foods and types of vendors has multiplied as well. CISA has developed this document in order to provide suggestions for how health departments may interpret the grey areas and to give some insight into how other health departments have applied state regulations and their own requirements on the ground.

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.