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  • How to keep food safe in a power outage

    Flicker, flicker, flicker—dark! The lights have just gone off, and the search for candles and matches has begun. But even if you can see by candlepower, there are other dangers lurking in the dark that you can’t see: bacteria that will begin growing in perishable foods when the electricity is off. Read more


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Overwhelmed? Don't know what to do next?
Are you a small producer or processor overwhelmed by the seemingly large list of things to do to start or maintain your food establishment in Oregon? The Oregon Department of Agriculture Food Safety Program has two specialists who are dedicated to helping small/new producers and processors with food safety related questions. If you don't know what to do next, give them a try! Please contact Will Fargo or Sarah Schwab as the primary contacts. They work primarily in the field and may not be able to answer the phone immediately but will call you back as soon as possible. If you don't receive a response within 24 hours, please contact Monica Durazo or Terry Hill.
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Poultry Slaughter
Trying to understand current laws and regulations governing the slaughter of poultry can be confusing. Use the links below to understand general information about poultry slaughter or specific information on the recently passed Poultry Bill.

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