Last Call for May 12 Food Safety Workshop! Must Register by Monday May 9 at 3pm.
The minimum number of tickets has not yet been reached for this event. If we do not have enough pre-registered, the event will be cancelled. You must pre-register at http://manateefoodsafety2011.eventbrite.com/ or call Jennifer at 941-722-4524. If the class is cancelled and you have already paid, you will be issued a refund.
Date: Thursday May 12, 2011.
Location: Manatee County Extension Service, Kendrick Auditorium
1303 17th St West Palmetto, FL 34221
Cost: $70.00 per person to cover lunch, materials, and travel expenses for guest speakers
Registration: http://manateefoodsafety2011.eventbrite.com/ or call Jennifer at 941-722-4524
A certificate of training in food safety will be issued after completion of workshop.
Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs): Developing a Food Safety Program for Vegetable and Fruit Growers/Packers
8:30 am - Check-in
9:00 am - Welcome, Introductions and Setting the Stage How Do I Know What I Need? Crystal Snodgrass, Manatee County Extension Service
9:30 am - Microbiology for Growers: Understanding Organisms of Concern, brief presentation of main organisms, how they grow, spread, etc., Keith Schneider, Food and Human Nutrition, Gainesville, FL
10:15 am - Break
10:45 am - An Overview of GAPs Issues, reviewing key farm, field, packing house and transportation practices, Keith Schneider, Food and Human Nutrition, Gainesville, FL
11:30 am - Worker Health and Hygiene, addressing the need for worker training, including common stumbling blocks, resources, etc., Michelle Danyluk, Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL
12:15 pm - Lunch
1:15 pm - The Importance of Record Keeping, making record keeping a manageable part of the your food safety plan, Renee Goodrich Schneider, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Gainesville, FL
2:00 pm - Postharvest Handling and Sanitation, effectively communicating your food safety program and advocating for your farm, Steve Sargent, Horticultural Sciences, Gainesville, FL
2:30 pm - Break
2:45 pm - Audit Perspectives: Lack of a Standardized Audit, preparing for an audit/inspection without losing your mind, Renee Goodrich Schneider, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Gainesville, FL
3:15 pm - GAPs Challenges: A Grower's Perspective, speaker TBA
3:45 pm - Educational Materials and Resources, discussing the resources that make things easier and more effective, Keith Schneider, Food and Human Nutrition, Gainesville, FL
4:15 pm - How Can UF/IFAS Extension Help You in the Next Step? Open Forum for Questions, Wrap-Up, Alicia Whidden, Hillsborough County Extension Service
4:30 pm - Adjourn
Crystal A. Snodgrass
University of Florida
Manatee County Extension Service
1303 17th Street West
Palmetto, FL 34221