The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the partner organizations that farmers can contact to learn more about transitioning to organic. These organizations are also entry points for existing organic farmers wanting to serve as paid mentors to help establish the next generation of organic farmers. This work is part of the Organic Transition […]
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Food recalls can affect each of us. The addition of food club and grocery loyalty programs has greatly enhanced the manufacturer and retailer ability to trace and notify persons who may be affected by a specific recall. Myriad of websites also offer up to date recall information. For the most up to date information of […]
The FFA SAE grant application period begins October 1 and closes November 15 at 8:00 p.m. EST. To be eligible for this grant, middle and high school students planning to pursue an organic SAE project must follow USDA organic production standards. Applicants must be FFA members and submit their proposals on the FFA website. Grants […]
Interested in becoming a sampling agent for the 2021 harvest year? PDA has released their criteria and is currently qualifying agents. Information can be found here.
GFSI has opened a new public consultation related to auditor success designed to enhance auditor recruitment, qualifications and management. All interested parties are encouraged to review the materials at the provided link and provide feedback for the proposed system. GFSI Public Consultation
A basis for any food safety program is the implementation and documentation of Good Manufacturing Practices. While the idea may seem intimidating at the onset, as you become more accustomed to the process you may find it of great benefit to your operation. The Preventative Controls regulations require cGMPs for employees, facility, sanitation, water distribution, […]
Ranck & Associates is pleased to be recognized by the State of Pennsylvania as a licensed Hemp Sampling Agent. If you require sampling prior to harvest please feel free to contact us for a quote.
Food recalls can affect each of us. The addition of food club and grocery loyalty programs has greatly enhanced the manufacturer and retailer ability to trace and notify persons who may be affected by a specific recall. Myriad of websites also offer up to date recall information. My current go to site for details of […]