With all the talk about food saftey and the potential regulations,
etc... thought this might of interest to the farmers on our list!
Food Safety Plan Workshop - “Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety
October 4th, 2011
Division of Plant Industry (Doyle Conner Building), Gainesville, FL
If you plan to develop a Food Safety Program for your vegetable
farming operations, field or greenhouse, this one day workshop is for
you! Most intermediate or large chain store buyers now require some
level of food safety program from each farm before they buy. Even
smaller operations selling directly to consumers may be advised to
develop a manual for their farm. This issue will become even more
important in the future.
The University of Florida/IFAS Cooperative Extension Service is
offering a one day workshop to help growers actually develop their own
food safety manuals. When you complete this one day workshop, you
will have a printed copy of your own manual.
The classes will be done on a computer (one laptop provided per farm
if needed) and will be limited to 20 farms, using a web-based food
safety manual development program. Those farmers needing assistance
on the computer can bring a computer savvy helper.
The classes will all be held at the Division of Plant Industry (Doyle
Conner Building) Conference Room at 1911 S.W. 34th Street Gainesville,
Florida 32608. The registration fee is $20.00 for the first person
representing a farm and $10.00 for an additional attendee. The
registration fee includes refreshments and lunch for the day.
Extension Agent Team Teachers
Aparna Gazula, Extension Agent, Alachua County
Brad Burbaugh, Extension Agent, Duval County
Dan Fenneman, Extension Agent, Madison County
Bob Hochmuth, Multi County Extension Agent, North Florida REC –
For more information please Aparna Gazula at 352-955-2402.