Following severe flooding that occurred throughout Vermont and New York, the Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety (NECAFS) has compiled a collection of resources to help growers impacted by floodwaters ensure produce safety.
The resource collection includes information and tools intended to help food producers understand how to respond to flooding, from U.S. regulatory bodies, academia and university extensions, and other sources. The list includes federal guidance, risk assessment, decision support, and food handling and processing recommendations. The collection also contains limited resources for processors and individuals.
NECAFS is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) -funded regional center hosted by the University of Vermont Extension, led jointly with co-directors from Cornell University, University of Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania State University, and in partnership with stakeholders from the U.S. northeast region.