GAPs Online Produce Safety Course
GAPs Training and Workshops
Develop Your Own Farm Food Safety Plan
Cornell Cooperative Extension, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and National GAPs Program personnel collaborate to conduct 2-day workshops to help fresh produce growers learn about GAPs and write their own farm food safety plans. After attending the 2-day workshop, growers are invited to a mock audit during the growing season so they know what to expect from a third party audit.
Workshop Dates and Locations for 2013: (to be announced)
There are 5 planned 2-day Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) workshops scheduled for this winter and spring. This is for those farmers who are being required by buyers to provide third party verification of their food safety practices and for farmers thinking about moving in this direction. With the Food Safety Modernization Act draft FDA regulations to be released in the very near future, the timing of these workshops is paramount. Although the 2-day workshops will cover the vast majority of what most 3rd-party audit companies require, it will be geared towards the new Harmonized GAPs standards that Wegmans and many other retailers are requiring. These are sponsored by Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority (except the Long island training), Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University, the Produce Safety Alliance, and the New York State Department of Ag & Mkts.
For more information and updates:
Registration info will be up approximately 4–6 weeks before the workshops. For more info, contact Craig Kahlke at email@example.com or (585) 735–5448).
E-mail Mark Kogut (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to receive e-mail notifications of future workshop dates.
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Produce Safety Alliance website.