Thursday, May 2, 2013

Food Safety for Small-scale Farmers

A webinar to help farmers selling or desiring to sell produce to wholesale markets, restaurants, schools or grocery stores requesting documented food safety programs by the farm operations they buy produce from.
Date: Tuesday – May 7, 2013
Time: 9:00 am Pacific/10:00 am Mountain/11:00 am Central/12:00 Noon Pacific
Presenter: Paul Vossen, University of California Cooperative Extension
Presentation Topics:
·      Various organisms and their potential for on-farm produce contamination
·      Legal requirements for assuring food safety on the farm
·      Procedures for developing a "Self Certification" document
·      What it will take to pass a USDA Good Agricultural Practices audit
·      Resources available.
How to Join?  Please join the live webinar by clicking on: http://msuextensionconnect.org/aginuncertaintimes
Webinar Sponsors: The Webinar is sponsored by the USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach, the Ag in Uncertain Times Team, and the University of California Small Farm Program’s Food Safety Education Project.
Test Your Connectivity: We strongly encourage you to test your computer internet connectivity prior to the scheduled meeting time. Follow the link to test your computer at: http://msuextensionconnect.org/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
For More Information: About the webinar please contact Ramiro Lobo at 858.243.4608. For more food safety related information please visit the University of California Small Farm Program website at http://sfp.ucdavis.edu/food_safety/