Food safety at Florida farmers markets
A wide range of food safety regulations in the State of Florida are designed to protect the public food supply from hazards that can harm public health. Adherence to food safety regulations will not only protect farmers' market customers, but it will also strengthen and protect the reputation of your farmers' market business and Florida farmers' markets. The food safety guides here provide information and resources to become and remain compliant with state regulations.
State food safety regulatory agencies are responsible for supervising and enforcing federal food safety laws and regulations designed to protect public health.
Nearly every food operation legally permitted by a food safety regulatory agency in the State of Florida must prepare, process and store food in a state-permitted facility.
Florida state regulations require nearly everyone working in food service, including farmers market food businesses, to be trained in food safety.
Cleaning and sanitation play a key role in the protection of food products from contaminants.
Packaging & Labeling
Packaging and labeling in food service can be just as important as the product inside the container.
Lot Coding, & Recall
Even under the best circumstances, unintentional hazards can enter the food production system.