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Welcome

Welcome to the Fresh Produce Safety site. Here you'll be able to find all the information you need to grow produce safely at home or commercially. We also have great resources for teachers, parents, and students.

Registration: The Arizona Good Agricultural and Handling Practices for Food Safety Certification Training Program

In order to take part in our online GHP/GAP training course, please register with us here.

ALERT: E.coli Outbreak in Romaine Lettuce Being Investigated

Currently the CDC and FDA are investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 involving romaine lettuce sourced from the Yuma region. To date, investigators have not identified a grower, packer, shipper, or processor.

Because of the seriousness of the outbreak, the CDC is advising consumers to not eat whole head or chopped romaine lettuce that has been grown in Yuma, AZ. Consumers may check with the restaurant/or retailer to assist them in identifying the origin of the product.

The Arizona Good Agricultural Practices / Good Handling Practices Certification Program

In partnership with the Arizona Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Consultation and Training (ACT), the University of Arizona, Yuma County Cooperative Extension has developed a USDA Good Handling Practices/Good Agricultural Practices Training Program for all Arizona specialty crop producers in the state.