Food Safety

Greener Fields Together partners with NSF International for produce safety initiative

Farmers will have access to food safety and agricultural best practices education and verification.

January 29, 2013

Greener Fields Together partners with NSF International for produce safety initiative

Greener Fields Together, a sustainability and local produce initiative launched by produce distributor PRO*ACT, partnered with NSF International to provide food safety and good agricultural practices education and verification for local farms. To participate as a Greener Fields Together partner, a farm must agree to annual food safety audits and complete an educational program designed to enhance product safety. PRO*ACT’s network of distributors will provide financial support to help local farmers meet the requirements. “Demand for local produce continues to grow, as does the demand for more scientific, verifiable food-safety practices,” said Michael Jantschke, director of food safety for PRO*ACT. “Having independent NSF International training and verification is a significant benefit both to the local farmers and to those who ultimately purchase and consume their products through the Greener Fields Together supply chain.”

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