USDA Survey on Third-party Food Safety Certification
BY University of Rhode Island | Apr 20, 2022
Dear Organic Producer - If you operate a certified organic farm growing vegetables, fruit, or nuts, or are considering organic certification for your farm, then we would be grateful if you would answer our short 10-minute survey on third-party food safety certification. The survey is funded by the USDA and all responses are anonymous.
To complete the online survey, please go to our secure website:
Secure website: https://opinion.wsu.edu/organicfoodsafety
We have heard that organic farmers may face unique challenges in meeting both National Organic Program standards and third-party food safety requirements.
Our goal with this survey is to identify the best opportunities for developing cost-effective and organic-compliant tools that will help organic farmers with food safety risks and third-party certification.
Your response is important! We will keep your information confidential. In collaboration with The Organic Center, this work is supported by a grant from the USDA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative in the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (Award Number: 2021-51300-34893). This research has been approved by The University of Rhode Island Institutional Review Board. For further information, contact Dr. Patrick Baur at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey. We look forward to hearing about your experiences and perspectives on this important topic.
University of Rhode Island