Food safety is something that every farm, no matter its size or financial position, must attend to. Having a food safety mindset does not necessarily mean having state-of-the-art equipment. This workshop will discuss key areas of food safety and discuss scale appropriate ways to minimize risk and embed safe practices into your daily operations. Start with these high priority practices, to jump start your food safety system. This training course may satisfy staff training requirements as described in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule in §§112.21(a) and (b). There is not presently an equivalency evaluation process so it does not currentlysatisfy supervisor training described in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule 21 CFR Subpart C § 112.22(c). Participating farmers will receive a FREE Food Safety Binder that includes action plans and food safety plan templates to help farmers create on-farm food safety plans. You are a “food handler.” Your customers rely on you to minimize potential food safety risks. Writing a Food Safety Plan specific to your farm operation is a valuable tool to access and develop your food safety system and become food safety certified to expand your market reach.
Lunch is included in your registration fee.
This workshop is held in partnership with FamilyFarmed and the USDA Risk Management Agency.