Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Food Safety for Fruit and Veg Growers

Food Safety Update for Fruit and Vegetable Growers


When:        Tuesday, May 24, 2016; 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where:      Manatee County Extension Office

                      Palmetto, FL


Two new Food Safety Rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act, the Produce Safety Rule and the Food Safety Preventive Controls Rule that affect all fruit and vegetable growers, harvesters, packers, and processors were released in 2015 and start to be implemented later this year. Please join us for a Food Safety Update to review these two rules, and how to prepare for their implementation.


Registration is $25 online, and $35 at the door (check only made out to Manatee County Friends of Extension).

Participants will receive lunch, a certificate of attendance, and binder of materials (Note: This is not the official Produce Safety Training. Official training will not be available until fall of 2016 or later).


Register online here: www.foodsafety2016.eventbrite.com




8:00 – 8:30                  Registration

8:30 – 8:45                  Welcome, Introductions, and Pre-test                        Crystal Snodgrass

8:45 – 9:15                  Intro to FSMA and the Produce Safety Rule               Renee Goodrich



9:15 – 10:00                Soil Amendments and Wild Life Management          Crystal Snodgrass

10:00 – 10:15              Break

10:15 – 10:45              Handwashing and Hygiene                                         Jessica Lepper

10:45 – 11:30              Production Water and Testing                                    Keith Schneider

11:30 – 12:30              Lunch

12:30 – 1:30                Post Harvest Water Sanitation and                            Keith Schneider
Water Microbiology


2:30 – 3:30                  Develop Food Safety Plan                                           Kristin Woods


3:30 – 3:45                  Post-test, Wrap up, Evaluations                                  Crystal Snodgrass

CCA credits pending approval

For questions or concerns, please contact:

Jessica Lepper, Program Assistant

jal20xox@ufl.edu or 352-294-3727








Crystal Snodgrass, M.S.

Extension Agent II, Manatee County

University of Florida IFAS Extension

Manatee County Government

1303 17th Street West | Palmetto, FL 34221

Phone: (941) 722-4524 ext. 229

Fax: (941) 721-6796

Email: crys21@ufl.edu

Web: manatee.ifas.ufl.edu


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