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Indiana State Department of Health

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Information and Registration for Growers
Registration of farms is a requirement but does not necessarily indicate they are in compliance with any other regulations or guidance for the wholesale distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables intended to be consumed in that form. The registration is required to distribute theses products in Indiana.   

For more information about the ISDH registration and training requirement for wholesale fruit and vegetable producers, contact the ISDH Farm Food Safety Consultants at 317-234-8569 or see Territory Map Farm Food Safety Consultants.

Fact Sheet for Producers

Registered Fruit and Vegetable Growers and Distributors

Registration Form for Farmers

Educational Information

USDA Farmers Markets Directory

Listeria Fact Sheet

Packing Shed Fact Sheet

Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines: Cantaloupe

Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines: Tomatoes

Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines: Watermelon

Outbreaks related to produce

Food Pathogen Overview

Bad Bug Book

Letter to the Cantaloupe Industry on Produce Safety (Feb. 2013)

Links for Growers and Consumers

Bee health 2013

Link to Farm to School Network Newsletters

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Map

The Education Store - Purdue Extension

State Requirements for Products

Market Guide - Non-Animal Products

Market Guide - Animal Products

Indiana Guide - Exempt from Processing Requirements

FSMA FDA Produce Safety

On November 13, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the final FSMA Produce Safety Rule. The Produce Safety Rule is meant to establish science-based standards for growing, harvesting, packing, and holding produce.