Farm Food Safety Training
Thursday, February 28 2013 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs
March 6-7, 2013
8:30 am Registration & Refreshments; 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Training
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County
417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527
In recent years, several food borne illness outbreaks in produce have made national news. Both the produce industry and the federal government have stepped up demands for fruit and vegetable farms to meet food safety practice standards. These standards are known as GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices).
A new program, Harmonized GAPs, has been developed to combine several food safety certifications into one program. New York’s retail produce buyers are asking growers to adopt Harmonized GAPs certification in many cases.
In response, Cornell National GAPs Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension have developed a multi-day workshop.
Wednesday, March 6
· What is GAPs?
· How does GAPs work?
· What does it mean for my farming operations?
Thursday, March 7
· Write a food safety plan for your farm*
Optional supplemental session
· Mock audit (at a participant’s farm during the growing season)
$60.00 per person registration includes educational materials, lunch and refreshments. Add $10.00 each for additional attendee from the same farm.
Register online at http://cvp.cce.cornell.edu or mail in your registration form and payment.
Pre-register by Thursday, February 28, 2013. Space is limited!