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Welcome to the Maryland Risk Management Education Blog, provided by the University of Maryland Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and features the work of the Maryland Crop Insurance Education program and the University of Maryland - MPowering the State's Agriculture Law Education Initiative.  This blog provides readers with information on risk management issues important to Maryland agriculture, upcoming events, and new materials that may interest readers.

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What Happens If I Sell Someone Else’s Food and People Get Sick?

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If you follow this blog, you know we often write about managing food safety risks identified on your farm.  Most often, that means thinking about managing the risks related to the food you grow or make on your farm.  Many farmers, however, also sell produce or value-added foods provided by other farms or businesses.  In this post, we’ll look at how to manage the business risk of one of your customers getting sick after eating food they bought from you, but which you bought from someone else.

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