Building Your Own Farm's Food Safety Manual Workshop

This program is a one-day workshop to help growers develop their own food safety manuals. It is targeted to fresh fruit and/or vegetable farming operations, field or greenhouse. The workshop is conducted using computers (one laptop is provided for in-house use per farm if necessary, limited laptops available) to access a web-based food safety manual development program. The workshop is limited to 20 farms on a first come, first serve basis. Each farmer may bring an additional person if computer assistance is needed.

The workshop was developed and is presented by the University of Florida, Small Farms Academy Extension Agents, and is partially supported by a grant through the Florida Specialty Crops Block Grant program from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service.

The registration fee is $35 for the first person representing a farm and $15 for an additional attendee from that farm.

This class does not fulfill in the new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirement for one-time training.

Organizers are in the process of arranging various locations in Florida to offer this workshop. The following dates and locations are planned for 2017:

May 23rd Amtrak Station, County Community Room, 918 Railroad Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32310
Molly Jameson, mjameson@ufl.edu (850)606-5200
June 21st UF IFAS MREC, 2725 S. Binion Rd, Apopka, FL 32703
Liz Felter, lfelter@ufl.edu (407)410-6961
June 28th West Central Ag. Center, 7620 State Road 471, Suite 2 Bushnell, FL 33513
Martha Maddox, mmaddox@ufl.edu (352)793-2728
September 25th Straughn Center, 2142 Shealy Dr., Gainesville, FL 32608
Tatiana Sanchez, tatiana.sanchez@ufl.edu (352)955-2402

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For further information about this program, please call (386)362-1725.