It’s HERE- Check out the Mississippi Farm Food Safety Checklist

The checklist is meant to facilitate communication between farmers and potential buyers and provides background information on the farms from which products are purchased.The checklist can also be found on the Mississippi Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Page at: https://www.mdac.ms.gov/bureaus-departments/market-development/farm-to-school-week/

Food Safety is an element that must be addressed when implementing Farm to School efforts. School districts need to consider the farm where the food is produced and ensure that the appropriate practices are in place to help prevent potential foodborne illness. The USDA has provided access to several different aspects of food safety resources here: http://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/implementing-farm-school-activities-food-safety

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