Wednesday, October 2

From the Ground Up: Hands-on Produce Safety Workshop

Date, Time, & Length:
Wednesday, October 2,
10am – 2pm EST
4 hours

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$50.00 per person, including lunch

Rutgers Specialty Crop Research and Extension Center
283 Route 539
Cream Ridge, NJ 08514-9634

Registration Deadline & Refunds:

Deadline to register is Monday September 23, 2024
Refunds up to 7 days before event, online service fee is nonrefundable.

From the Ground Up: Produce Safety Planning for Beginning Growers

Learn by doing: this hands-on workshop will use the Extension Center’s fields and wash areas to simulate real work scenarios. Other activities will include building an easy to replicate handwashing station and a simple-to-use paper assessment for evaluating the risk posed by wildlife in your produce fields.

The workshop goes from 10:00am – 2:00pm EST.

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$50.00 per person, lunch is provided

Who is this program for?

  • New and beginning fresh produce growers
  • Growers who want to improve produce safety practices on their farms
  • Growers who want to work to develop a food safety culture on their farm
  • Growers whose operations don’t fall under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule yet but who will as they expand.
  • Next generation growers taking over a family farm
  • Anyone thinking about starting fresh produce farm

Does your farm fall under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule? Find out at the link below.

Benefits of Attending the Workshop

Individuals who participate in this course will gain a basic understanding of:

  • Food Safety Culture and Why It is Important
  • Five Things Growers Can Do Right Away On Their Farm to Reduce Risk
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Key points of FSMA: PSR that growers need to know.

At the completion of this class attendees will receive a coupon code to attend a Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop on October 16, 2024 FREE of charge!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: September 23, 2024. A 10 person minimum required to hold this training.

Sponsored by USDA NIFA FSMA Outreach to Small Farmers grant number 2022-70020-37591

*Funding for this statement, publication, press release, etc. was made possible, in part, by the Food and Drug Administration through grant 2022-70020-37591. The views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the United States Government.*