Produce Safety: Best Practices from Field to Consumer
Wed, Aug 30 from 3pm - 6pm
With the passing of FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) there has been concern from growers about compliance, regulations and if they qualify. This workshop is focused towards small to medium size growers and will demystify FSMA, focusing on produce safety planning. Join Hans Estrin, UVM Extension CAPS Coordinator, as we tour through the farm’s SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for practices from field to packing area bringing their CAPS (Community Accreditation for Produce Safety) plan to life.
Topics covered will include: recording compost & soil amendments, employee training, selecting harvest containers, cleaning the containers, pack shed design, produce-washing set ups, wash water testing & changing protocols, labeling of produce containers to customers, cold storage cleaning, recordkeeping & traceability.