GRAND RAPIDS and FLINT, Mich. — If you are like many other small and medium scale growers, the food safety challenges related to post-harvest handling and hygiene are significant; especially in light of the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule requirements.
To support local growers with these challenges, On-Farm Food Safety experts from Michigan State University Extension, local Michigan Conservation Districts, and The University of Vermont are hosting a post-harvest handling and hygiene workshop for small and medium sized growers of fresh produce.
This FREE, half day, event will feature hands-on demonstrations and practical, affordable solutions related to cleaning and sanitizing food contact surfaces, hygienic design, safety and personnel protection, and methods for developing standard operating procedures for various challenging tasks.
Growers who are interested can pre-register to attend a workshop in either Grand Rapids or Flint.
Program dates and locations are:
Grand Rapids, MI
December 5th 2019
Kent County Extension
775 Ball Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
December 6th 2019
Genesee County Extension
605 N Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48502
This event is free and open to the public. Pre-Registration is required via the following link.
Got questions? Contact Heather Borden, the MSU Extension Produce Safety Logistics
Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Phil Tocco, Michigan State University Extension Educator, Pre-harvest and Post-harvest Food Safety, AABI; Heather Borden, Produce Safety Logistics Coordinator
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