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Food Safety

Franklin Farmers' Market

Hours of Operation:
Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Food Safety

Be proactive rather than reactive

Food Safety and Inspection
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - (757) 363-3909 

With one phone call to this number, you can ask questions about all food products sold at retail, including but not limited to, processed, canned fruits and vegetables; pickled products; vinegar products; meat and poultry; fish and seafood; and baked goods.


For Specific Information, call:

Dairy & Foods (804) 786-8899
Meat & Poultry (804) 786-4569
Organically grown foods/Certification

(USDA has cost share available)

Catherine Cash (804) 382-0909

www.ams.usda.gov/nop

Weights & Measures (757) 562-6637
VA Tech Food Process Institute (540) 231-8697
VDACS – Monthly Produce Prices www.vdacs.virginia.gov/marketnews

 

Protect – Sanitize – Label

Each vendor must abide by all local, state, and federal regulations, which govern the production, harvest, preparation, preservation, labeling or safety of products offered for sale at the Market. Vendors are liable for their own products.

  • Refer to VDACS Food Safety Guide booklet for individual product details.
  • A copy of all applicable permits, including those from the health department, VDACS, or appropriate inspector of the county where the products originate must be included with this application and available at the Market.
  • Scales and thermometers (in each unit) must be used and kept accurate.
  • Ice (drainable) or other means must be used to maintain required temperatures.
  • Produce must be displayed at least two (2) feet off the ground.
  • All products must be protected from dust, flies, rain, and animals.

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