Welcome to "ON Organic"

The growing season is underway and many fields are being planted. As all organic growers are aware, agronomic record keeping is an important part of your farm business to assist with production decisions each year. Keeping appropriate records is also a key factor in our organic system to provide traceability for organic products and for food safety issues. This month's Food Safety Snippet provides some additional thoughts for you to consider regarding food safety practices on your farm during the growing season. OMAFRA also has a number of resources to assist farmers and processors with implementing and tracking food safety practices. To learn more please visit the website at www.ontario.ca/foodsafety.

As always we welcome your comments and any suggestions for topics in the newsletter.

Thank you once again to our contributing authors and to EFAO, OCO and others who pass along our newsletter on a regular basis.

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http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/subscribe/index.html#organic

The newsletter is also posted on the OMAFRA website at:
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/organic/news/news-organic.html

The French version of these newsletters is available at:
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/french/crops/organic/news/news-organic.html

The OMAFRA Organic pages are linked from:
https://www.ontario.ca/organic and https://www.ontario.ca/biologique


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca