JACKSON, Mich. — One area that produce growers can consistently improve on is managing their packing areas and hygienic design of equipment. Having tools and the know-how to improve what a grower has is the first step to higher quality and safer produce.
To that end, Michigan State University Extension presents the Hygienic Design and Postharvest Handling Workshop on March 11, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST. This two-and-a-half-hour program is designed for small and beginning produce growers. It focuses on a variety of topics related to post harvest sanitation. There will be hands on demonstrations, and lots of practical information shared from On Farm Food Safety experts from all around Michigan.
Program topics include:
- Hygienic design of packhouse equipment
- Picking the better postharvest equipment option
- Cleaning and sanitizing food contact surfaces
- Practical Pointers when Using Sanitizers
Participants can expect a lot of interaction with others on the Zoom through breakouts and trying on various tools you can put to good use right after the Zoom.
This workshop will be held online via Zoom. Pre-registration is required, but there is no cost to attend.
To register, click here. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 5, 2021.
— Michigan State University Extension
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