Food Safety Site
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The goal of our project is to provide a resource to empower farmers market vendors to incorporate safe food handling practices. Our client, Minh Duong, would like to target farmers market growers and vendors who do not fall under the Produce Safety Rule or Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule due to their farm size and annual revenue. Our mobile-friendly web application provides our target audience with a customizable experience with easily accessible and quick information. For example, if a farmer has livestock and grows tomatoes, the information and resources accessible on the website will be tailor-made to growing tomatoes and keeping livestock. We ensure this by providing a survey during account creation, which then determines which information to show based on the survey’s results. We aimed to deliver on our project objectives by implementing a mobile-friendly application using a MERN stack, which comprises MongoDB, Express, React and Node.js. The website fmfoodsafety.cs.vt.edu contains a home page, FAQ page, recalls page, survey page, admin functionalities, and the ability for users to log in to save their data. Sourcing for these pages was directly from the client, or the Food and Drug Administration and Center for Disease Control websites. Testing the site occurred over a 10 day span involving both the team and the client. We were able to receive valuable feedback from the client throughout our implementation with weekly demos. We also used Postman to verify that the backend was implemented correctly.