Curious about food safety plans? Want to understand the basic G.A.Ps (Good Agricultural Practices)? Unsure of where to start when it comes to making a plan? Join the CCOF Foundation, CAFF, experts, and other farmers to hear about and experience what food safety plans are all about. Reserve your seat now – space is limited. This is one of the first programs of the CCOF Foundation.
1:00-2:30 In-classroom training on basic G.A.P.s with Cathy Carlson, food safety program manager with Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), and Stephen Bird, professional food safety inspector. Hear why you need a food safety plan, what buyers are looking for in a food safety plan, and how to get started on writing one.
2:30-4:00 On-farm mock food safety audit with Cathy Carlson
4:00-4:40 Small group coaching sessions on developing food safety plans
4:45-5:00 Optional GLOBALG.A.P. presentation by CCOF’s Amy Lamendella
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The CCOF Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that expands on our education and outreach activities. Governed by the Foundation Board of Trustees, the Foundation’s mission is to protect the environment and enhance human health by promoting the production and consumption of nutritious organic food. The CCOF Foundation aims to support organic farmers’ efforts to conserve biodiversity, accelerate the transition from conventional agriculture to organic, and educate consumers about the benefits of organic food and farming.