As part of the USDA LFPP grant #AM180100XXXXG124, Objective 4, Dr. Betty Feng and Han Chen from Purdue University produced multiple outputs for food safety for produce growers, small food businesses and food processors. Below are the details of this body of work.
Published four peer-reviewed journal articles on grower food safety education.
- Chen, H., Kinchla, A. J., Richard, N., Shaw, A., & Feng, Y. (2021). Produce Growers' On-Farm Food Safety Education: A Review. Journal of Food Protection, 84(4), 704-716. https://doi.org/10.4315/JFP-20-320
A literature review was conducted. Forty-three published articles were reviewed to assess the food safety knowledge and attitudes of produce growers and evaluate the effectiveness of previously developed food safety educational programs for growers.
- Chen, H., Ellett, J. K., Phillips, R., & Feng, Y. (2021). Small-Scale Produce Growers’ Barriers and Motivators to Value-Added Business: Food Safety and Beyond. Food Control, 108192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2021.108192
In this manuscript, the barriers and motivators for small-scale produce growers to establish a value-added business that were identified via focus groups and surveys were reported.
- Chen, H., Benjamin, T., Guan, W., Feng, Y. (2021). A Food Safety Education Needs Assessment for Small-Scale Produce Growers Interested in Value-Added Food Production. Journal of Food Protection. Submitted for publication.
In this manuscript, growers’ attitudes and knowledge of value-added business were evaluated. Recommendations for future food safety education for growers interested in value-added food production were reported, including preferred topics of educational materials, preferred information delivery formats, and trusted information sources.
- Chen, H., Feng, Y., Gibson, K. 2021. Identify Food Safety Education Needs for Military Veteran Farmers. Food Protection Trends. Accepted for publication.
In this manuscript, the food safety attitudes, knowledge, and practices of military veteran farmers were assessed. Their unique food safety education needs were identified.