2017 Maine Cheese Festival

2017 Maine Cheese Festival Vendor List

Final plans are coming together for the 2017 Maine Cheese Festival. Here is a list of confirmed vendors participating in this year’s event. See Maine Cheese Festival for full details on location and ticketing.

MAINE CHEESEMAKERS

Appleton Creamery
Barred Owl Creamery
Coppertail Farm
Crooked Face Creamery
Fiddlestick Farm
From the Country Farm
Fuzzy Udder
Kennebec Cheesery
Lakin Georges
ME Water Buffalo Co.
North Branch Farm
Silvery Moon Creamery
Spring Day Creamery
Springdale Farm Creamery
State of Maine Cheese
Sunset Acres Farm
Swallowtail
Sweetgrass Farm Creamery
Three Level Farm
Winter Hill Farm
Wholesome Homstead

And possibly a few more!

ARTISANAL MAINE FOOD VENDORS

44 North Coffee
Back 40 Bakehouse
Brazen Baking
Casco Bay Butter
Friendship Lobster Treats
Hootenanny Bread
Tempest in a Teapot – Tea
The Maine Crisp Co. – Gluten Free Crisps
Thirty Acre Farm Ferments
Turtle Rock Farm – Craft Cannery

MAINE FOOD COURT

Uproot Pie Co. – Wood Fired Pizza
Fiddlestick Farm
Gracie’s Farm to Truck
Savage Oakes Winery & Vineyard catering
Stone Fox Creamery – Ice Cream
Yum Bus – Crepes & more

 

 

REGULATORY-NEWS

Free FSMA Compliant Food Safety Plan Tool

The FDA has created a Windows application meant to run on a PC or laptop that will guide you step-by-step through the process of creating a safety plan for your food business, and they’ve now just released it for download. According to the website:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Plan Builder (FSPB) is a tool designed to assist owners/operators of food facilities with the development of food safety plans that are specific to their facilities and meet the requirements of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (21 CFR Part 117).

Use of this tool is strictly optional on the part of the user. FDA is not requiring use of this tool to develop a facility’s food safety plan. Although the content of the Food Safety Plan Builder v. 1.0 is consistent with the FDA’s existing guidance and regulations, use of the Food Safety Plan Builder by owners and operators of food facilities does not mean that their food safety plan, preventive controls, good manufacturing practices and other food safety procedures are approved by FDA or comply with FDA requirements.

The Food Safety Plan Builder guides the user through the following sections:

  • Facility Information
  • Preliminary Steps
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) & Prerequisite Programs
  • Hazard Analysis & Preventive Controls Determination
  • Process Preventive Controls
  • Food Allergen Preventive Controls
  • Sanitation Preventive Controls
  • Supply-Chain Preventive Controls
  • Recall Plan
  • Reanalysis of Food Safety Plan
  • Food Safety Plan Report
  • Signature
  • Recordkeeping Procedures
  • Important Contacts
  • Supporting Documents

If you have additional questions or need more information, please email FoodSafetyPlanBuilder@fda.hhs.gov