The Food Safety Dish

by Local Food Safety Collaborative

The Food Safety Dish is a production dishing on all things food safety, brought to you by National Farmers Union's Local Food Safety Collaborative. We talk with farmer and expert voices on their subject specialties: sharing practical advice, wisdom, and how to incorporate good food safety practices into your own growing operation.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • Sailing the Seas of Seaweed Food Safety

    Sailing the Seas of Seaweed Food Safety

    We got the dish on seaweed from marine aquaculture specialist Anoushka Concepcion, an associate extension educator at UConn Avery Point's SeaGrant program and leader of the National Seaweed Hub, which collaboratively addresses the emerging needs of the national seaweed aquaculture industry. We take a deep dive into seaweed aquaculture: what it consists of, new market opportunities and challenges, and of course, how food safety ties into it all. Resources: The National Seaweed Hub The Connecticut Sea Grant Seaweed Cultivation Page:Business Planning for Kelp Farming CT Seaweed Food Safety Hazards Guide Understanding Culinary Markets for Seaweed in Southern New England Report Collection of Seaweed recipes

  • Yes We CAN: Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)

    Yes We CAN: Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)

    Yes, we CAN utilize Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)! Hear from inspired producer, baker, and entrepreneur Shamilla Roberts and Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's Food Systems Specialist Keisha Rainey on how CFSA's cGMP online module program has helped Shamilla grow her food business. We discuss how the module is a great foundation for building thriving, food-safe businesses, preserving peak harvests, and how more accessible community preserved foods can help us realize a better food future. Carolina Farm Stewardship Association CFSA Events & Trainings Green Raven Organics If you are interested in CFSA's CGMP online modules, please contact Keisha at

  • Bees Please!

    Bees Please!

    Hear all about the buzz from apiary operations at two different ends of the country: urban bee keepers Timothy Paule and Nicole Lindsey of Detroit Hives in Michigan, and from Tara Chapman of Two Hives Honey in Austin, Texas. They share how pollinators fit into and enhance the fabric of an urban landscape, how they navigate consumer expectations on honey, and how food safety and security are tied to our small but mighty pollinators. Bees Please! Detroit Hives Two Hives Honey

  • Advocating for Your Farm Community

    Advocating for Your Farm Community

    In this exciting, jam-packed episode, we talk with National Farmers Union's Government Relations team members Mike Stranz and Aaron Shier, as well all-star urban growers Akello Karamoko and Romondo Woods II from Detroit, Michigan. We discuss how NFU's grassroots advocacy works, and hear from Akello and Romondo's experience bringing issues from the farm all the way up to their representatives on Capitol Hill. Tune in to hear how you too can become an advocate for your farm community, at home and beyond! Get involved with NFU! Keep Growing Detroit Urban Youth Agriculture (UYA) Detroit

  • Record Keeping & Traceability

    Record Keeping & Traceability

    Longtime food safety expert and consultant Dr. Jennifer McEntire joins us to talk recordkeeping, the FDA Traceability rule, and how to best incorporate a good traceability system on your farm. Resources: FDA Traceability Rule Food Traceability List Produce Traceability Initiative GS1 US FSMA 204 Readiness Checklist GS1 Guide to How Standards Fit Into the Rule Jennifer's Consultancy: Food Safety Strategy | FSMA