GENEVA, N.Y. — Ask your food safety questions and learn about the standards, regulatory requirements, and the practices followed by farmers to reduce microbial risk at the Farm Food Safety and Purchasing Locally Grown Food: What’s It All Mean? training on Tuesday, October 17 from 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM at the NYS Agriculture Experiment Station, Jordan Hall, 630 W North St, Geneva, NY 14456. This training is intended for locally grown food buyers/purchasers, distributors, farm-to-school programs, chefs, and healthy eating program coordinators from across NYS who should have a basic understanding of farm food safety procedures and how they impact the food they purchase.
· What are Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), Harmonized GAPs, other third party audit schemes? Federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)?
· What does this mean for farmers and what are the financial impacts on them?
· What does this mean for buyers?
· Traceability and recall
· Farmer and buyer testimonials
· Locally processed foods regulations
This workshop will be presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension through the Cornell Vegetable Program, the Lake Ontario Fruit Team and NOFA-NY. Pre-registration required by October 13. Register online at https://cvp.cce.cornell.edu/event_preregistration.php?event=785. Cost: $25 includes lunch. For more information, contact Robert Hadad, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-739-4065.
—Cornell Cooperative Extension – Cornell Vegetable Program
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