At 11 AM EDT today, FamilyFarmed.org and GrowNYC/Greenmarket will present an On-Farm Food Safety webinar, focusing on best practices in food safety, post-harvest handling, and packing produce.
As the FDA works on updating its food safety laws (as mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act – read more about it here), you need the most up-to-date information about how to ensure food safety on your farm. The Wholesale Success On-Farm Food Safety training is designed to introduce fruit and vegetable growers to FamilyFarmed.org’s On-Farm Food Safety Program. The program includes a free online food safety tool that helps farmers create a customized on-farm food safety plan for their operation. The end result of the program is a customized written plan to help farm businesses minimize risk of produce contamination.
Specific topics for the webinar include:
- How to identify food safety risk areas on your farm
- Ways to manage risk
- The importance of food safety for growers selling into or hoping to sell into wholesale market
- How to create and follow a personalized food safety plan
The webinar is free and open to all. It runs from 11 AM EDT to 12:30 PM EDT. For more information, please visit the On-Farm Food Safety Project website.