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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Handling Fresh Produce on Salad Bars

A fact sheet, with information about handling fresh produce on salad bars, includes information for preparation and set up, temperature control, supervision and clean up. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Take Advantage of Nature’s Bounty: Consider Vacuum Seal

A fact sheet that identifies what school nutrition operators should consider when using a vacuum seal packaging system to ensure safe and quality products. 

Resource | Fact Sheets

USDA Foods General Recommendations: Handwashing, Cleaning, and Disinfecting for Household Program Operators

These handouts provide general recommendations on handwashing, cleaning, and disinfecting, to operators of USDA Foods household programs including CSFP, TEFAP, and FDPIR. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Best Practices to Safely Handle and Store USDA Foods at Home

A set of three handouts on best practices to help you safely handle and store USDA foods at home.

Resource | Fact Sheets

What is the Food Safety Modernization Act and How Does it Apply to Produce?

This fact sheet highlights features of the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that may impact farm to school practitioners.

Resource | Fact Sheets

Get the Facts About Food Safety

A fact sheet addressing common food safety issues raised when working with school gardens or other locally sourced food.