Working with farmers' markets and small farms to ensure food safety >> Read more
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Developing new good agricultural practices curriculum
Updating you on the latest produce safety research
Providing informative outreach to the community
The OSU Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team educates growers of fresh produce about Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs).  We strive to ensure a strong scientific basis behind the best practices taught and recommended by our team, provide helpful tools and resources to develop risk assessments and food safety plans for the farm, and promote high-quality, safe produce from Ohio growers.



The Ohio State University Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team developed as a result of requests from producers for food safety education programs.  These initial programs demonstrated a need and led to an Excellence in Engagement Grant that enabled us to expand our educational program statewide and develop the team we are today.  Request a program by emailing Lindsey Hoover at


Posted 1-28-15 WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Program is again hosting training sessions on Good Agricultural Practices for Ohio’s fruit and vegetable producers. “This year’s program is very similar to the 2014 program,” said...
Posted 1-23-15 on behalf of Erik Lichtenburg and Aaron Ashok Adalja from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the Unviersity of Maryland.   ————SURVEY INTRODUCTION—————   We are conducting a nationwide survey...
July 17, 2014 GALLIPOLIS, Ohio -- A session set for Aug. 13 will mark the end of the season’s trainings for on-farm fruit and vegetable microbial safety, but organizers are already planning new sessions focusing on agricultural water safety beginning in 2015. The Aug. 13 Good...