$17 – $38

Building Your Own Farm's Food Safety Manual

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UF/IFAS Straughn Center

2142 Shealy Drive

Gainesville, FL 32608

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If you plan to develop a Food Safety Program for your fruit and/or vegetable farming operations, field or greenhouse, this one day workshop is for you! Most intermediate or large chain store buyers now require some level of food safety program from each farm before they buy. Even smaller operations selling directly to consumers may be advised to develop a manual for their farm. This issue has become an important component of doing everyday business on today’s farms and will be even more important in the future. This class is intended for farmers beginning the process of developing a food safety plan. This class does not fulfill in the new FDA FSMA requirement for one-time training.

The University of Florida/IFAS Cooperative Extension Service is offering a one day workshop to help growers actually develop their own food safety manuals. When you complete this one day workshop, you will have built the main parts of your own food safety manual and will understand what is needed to complete your plan.

The classes will be done on a computer (one laptop provided per farm upon request if needed and will be limited to 20 farms), using a web-based food safety manual development program. Those farmers needing assistance on the computer can bring a computer-savvy helper.

The registration fee is $38 for the first person representing a farm and $17 for an additional attendee from that farm. The registration fee includes refreshments and lunch for the day. Please register by September 21, 2017. Check-in/computer assignment and set-up begins at 8:15 a.m.

For more information, contact Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County at 352-955-2402.

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