Monday, January 14, 2019

Whats Happen AT Country Taste Farm


Week # 3 Employee Training

Organic practices help reduce Chemicals residue, We are doing Much more for food Safety:
Starting Our New Year 2019, not New Year resolutions, But a list of what we do for “Food Safety”
Each week for the next 7 weeks we shall address how Country Taste Farm address “Food Safety”
1.       Soil Health
2.       Plant Health
3.       Employee Training
4.       Harvest
5.       Produce Sanitation
6.       Packaging
7.       Delivery to end user





Week # 3 Employee Training

Each year at the beginning of the season we provide training to our employees as required by law.

Workers Safety Training and Worker Food Safety Training

Worker Safety Training
Country Taste Farm
Cambridge, Mn

Pesticides:
1.      Country Taste Farm Uses Only Products Labeled for Organic Productions. However there are Worker Safety rule that must be followed.
2.     Pesticides may be on or in plants, soil, irrigation water, and may drift from nearby applications.
3.     No workers are to apply Pesticides. (Only the owner will apply)
4.     Owner will post signs were pesticides have been applied.
5.     Employees are to follow the directions on signs and any specific instructions about keeping out of treated Areas.
6.     Workers must Wash with soap & Water before eating, drinking or using the toilet.
7.     Wear appropriate work clothing.
8.     Wash/Shower with soap and water and put on clean clothes after work.
9.     Wash Work Clothes separately from other clothes before wearing them again.
10.   Wash immediately in the nearest clean water if pesticides are spilled or sprayed on your body. Example: wash hands to remove bud repellent before picking produce.
11.   Preventive Measures for dealing with heat: drink lots of water, wear light colored clothing, wear sunscreen, and wear a wide brim hat.
12.     In high tunnels follow rule included in Item #12, plus when temps are above 90 degrees leave the tunnel ever 30 minutes for 5 minutes to cool off.
13.    Minnesota Right To Know Law:
·          Emergency information and spray records are located on the wall in the rest room.
·          A 3 ring binder containing all product used on this location

Worker Food Safety Training
Country Taste Farm
Cambridge, Mn

Individual Health & hygiene
1.     Individuals will wash hands when reporting for work and after eating, drinking, smoking, and using the toilet.  1. Rub hands together with soap under running water for 15 seconds (sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice).
2.     Individuals who have acute gastrointestinal illness—such as diarrhea, fever, or vomiting—or a sore throat with fever and or with persistent coughs or sneezing, a runny nose, or discharge from the eyes, nose, or mouth  should not come to work for 24 Hours
3.      If an employee has an open cut or sore on the hand, an impermeable bandage and a clean, single-use glove over the bandage should be worn when handling food.
4.      Keeping employees hydrated in hot summer weather is important, but only covered beverage containers should be used in the food packing area.




" Know Your Farmer Know Your Food"

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Whats Happen At Country Taste Farm


Whats Happen At Country Taste Farm

Organic practices help reduce Chemicals residue, We are doing Much more for food Safety:

Starting Our New Year 2019, not New Year resolutions, But a list of what we do for “Food Safety” Week #2 Plant Health

Each week for the next 7 weeks we shall address how Country Taste Farm address “Food Safety”
1.       Soil Health
2.       Plant Health
3.       Employee Training
4.       Harvest
5.       Produce Sanitation
6.       Packaging
7.       Delivery to end user

Early Season Tomatoes Grown in High Tunnel



Week #2 Plant Health

Can Plant disease make people sick? In most cases, the answer is no. The fungi, bacteria, viruses, and nematodes that cause disease in plants are very different from those that cause disease in humans and other animals. Eating or touching an infected plant would not infect us with the same pathogen that is making the plant sick.
However, produce from sick plants often has a flavor or texture very different from healthy produce, so eating it may not be desirable anyway, it may be best to avoid diseased produce. Unless the disease is merely a superficial spot (such as sooty blotch and flyspeck on an apple).
In general, pathogens that infect plants cannot infect people. You are not likely to catch a disease from working with diseased plants in your garden. Garden produce from a sick plant is generally safe to eat, although it may not be desirable. Avoid eating moldy or rotten produce, though, as some fungi and bacteria can produce toxic compounds.
Country Taste Farm uses OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) Listed Products for Disease control not always completely effective but organic products are safer for Humans.

"Know Your Farmer Know Your Food"