University of Maryland Extension

Food Safety Meeting

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 - 5:00pm
Wye Research and Education Center, Queenstown, MD
Event Type: 
Food Safety Meetings

University of Maryland Extension will conduct food safety workshops around the state in February and March of 2017.  The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), is said to be the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years.  The workshop will provide detailed training in produce safety and preventive control rules.


Who should attend?

Farmers, growers and food processors who

- Need to comply with FSMA produce safety rule, preventive controls rule or both. E.g.: growers growing leafy greens, tomatoes, berries, cucumber, etc. and/or processing them into ready-to-eat products. To know whether it applies to you, visit the U.S. FDA website ( and

- Are exempt from the rule but need to comply with the rules due to supply chain constraints

- Entrepreneurs in processed food business

- Want to remain up-to-date with the FSMA regulations and how to comply with them


What will you get from attending this workshop?

-In-depth understanding of the requirements of produce safety and preventive control rules

-Hands-on experience in writing food safety plans that are required under the FSMA rules

-Completion certificates required to develop food safety plans

-Guidance regarding food safety risks and how to mitigate them


How much does it cost?

$20 for produce safety training only, $40 for PC rule training only, and $50 for hybrid training


Where will it be held?

Each is a 4-day workshop with one day for produce safety training (Day 1) and 3 days for preventive controls training. A detailed agenda will be available upon registration.


-          February 8-11, 2017 at Baltimore county extension office, Cockeysville, MD

-          February 22-25, 2017 at Wye Research and Education Center, Queenstown MD

-          March 8-11, 2017 at Western Maryland Research and Education Center, Keedysville MD


How do I register?

Use the link: or Contact Rohan V. Tikekar (301-405-4509, or Justine Beaulieu (  This is session is open to all.  If you need special assistance please inform the point of contact at least one week prior to the workshop.

Rohan V. Tikekar
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