"Protecting Soil & Water for Generations; not only today's generation but future generations."
"Protecting Soil & Water for Generations; not only today's generation but future generations."

Conservation Districts offer New Food Safety Risk Assessment

This is a free, voluntary, confidential program delivered by a trained Conservation District technician. Designed for small farms and markets, a Safe Food Farm Certificate of Completion will be awarded when a participating grower implements an action plan to correct potential food safety risks identified on the farm and is able to demonstrate or document conformance with at least 80% of the key food-safety management practices. The program will enhance grower awareness and adoption of safe food management practices, as well as improve their competitiveness in the marketplace.


Successful completion of this assessment will support the growing public interest in healthy local foods.


Contact Linda Zabik at the Kalamazoo Conservation District if you would like to work towards your Safe Food Certificate. Call Linda at 269-382-5121.

Michigan Safe Food Risk Assessment
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Food Safety Begins on the Farm Bulletin
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Food Safety (GAP) Template
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Useful Food Safety Links:

Do you need a link for a food safety manual template?



Cornell University: http://www.gaps.cornell.edu/ 

This website has lots of educational food safety resources incluing USDA GAP educational materials, bulletins, and other educational resources.


Michigan State University Extension: http://gaps.msue.msu.edu/

The MSUE website has food safey plan templates (one available for download above), a calendar of food safety related events and many other educational resources.


Michigan.gov Website: www.michigan.gov/mdard go to food safety button on the left side of the home page


  • MiSafe Online Food Insepction Reports
  • Michigan Food Law and Michigan Modified Food Code
  • Michigan Safe Food Risk Assessment Program
  • Food Handler's Flu
  • Keep Your Food Safe During a Power Outage
  • Frozen Foods: Clean Out That Freezer!
  • Sign Up for Food Recall Alerts via Email or Text



KCD Hours

Mon-Thu :

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Because we are a field office and Fridays are field days, please call BEFORE you visit.

Phone: 269.775.3368

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