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food safety

GAPs field day at Whitelock Community Farm
Thanks to all the farmers and educators who came out to our field days in September! On Tuesday, Sept 12 we had a Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) training and on-farm mock audit at Whitelock...

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training for FSMA Compliance-Charles County

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Charles Soil District Office
Thursday 11/30 8:00AM – 4:30PM Charles Soil District Office 4200 Gardiner Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601 Who should attend? Farmers who... Need to comply with the FSMA produce safety rule, e.g., producers growing leafy greens, tomatoes, berries, cucumber, etc. Are exempt from the rule but need to comply due...

GAPs class and mock audit at Baltimore urban farm

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 - 8:30am to 2:30pm
Baltimore City Community College and Whitelock Community Farm
Vegetable farmers are invited to a Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) class and on-farm mock audit in Baltimore, MD on Tues, Sept 12. Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) is a voluntary food safety certification program for farmers who produce fresh fruit and vegetables. This GAPs class will be...
Lwemiyaga area, Uganda -- AGNR is committed to fighting hunger and food insecurity in underdeveloped areas around the world, striving to improve health and quality of life for those in need. To this...

Advanced Good Agricultural Practices/Good Handling Practices for Fruit & Vegetable Producers Training

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Maryland Department of Agriculture (Downstairs Conference Room)
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture, University of Maryland Extension, and University of Maryland will be conducting an advanced food safety training workshop for fruit and vegetable producers on Monday, March 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Maryland Department of...
This edition contains upcoming programs for food safety, forestry and poultry workshops.More info

Future Harvest's 18th Annual Conference

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 (All day)
College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
For more information: www.futureharvestcasa.org/conference/2017-conference
Market Produce
The article below was written by "The Delmarva Farmer" it is shared with permission. (April 5, 2016) On the topic of the public’s ignorance on where food comes from, the common stories of only brown...
The final rule on fresh produce safety has been released by the US FDA on November 13, 2015. The new rule addresses requirements in five key areas pertaining to produce safety. These are agricultural...

Produce and Preventative Proposed Rules: Food Safety Modernization Act

Photo by Edwin Remsberg The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years. The purpose of the law is to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to proactively preventing it. The law...

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