CHICO, Calif. — The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will change the way produce growers address food safety on their farms. A workshop at the California State University, Chico Farm on March 9, 2017 will help students and growers navigate the changing regulations. Hosted by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), this hands-on workshop will help producers understand on-farm food safety requirements, as well as help construct individualized food-safety plans for their operations.
The $20 workshop is open to both organic and non-organic small to mid-sized producers who market directly to consumers, restaurants and local retail outlets. Registration is required by calling 831-423-2263.
The March 9 food safety workshop will be followed the next day by a free workshop on wholesale success hosted by the North Valley Food Hub. Trainer Atina Diffley, an organic farmer and author of “Turn Here Sweetcorn: Organic Farming Works” will help attendees identify and meet the needs of wholesale produce buyers. To register for the March 10workshop, call 530-774-7935 .
Farmers attending either workshop will receive a free Food Safety Binder as well as a copy of the “Wholesale Success” or “Direct Market Success” marketing manual.
–California State University, Chico
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