University of Minnesota Extension is hosting a workshop on Good Agricultural Practices and how they can improve product quality and access new markets from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 17, at Sprout Food Hub, 609 13th Ave NE #8, Little Falls.
Presenters include Annalisa Hultberg, University of Minnesota Extension Educator, Food Safety; Michele Schermann, University of Minnesota, Department of Horticultural Science; and Teresa Wiemerslage, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
While this workshop will not result in you being “GAP certified”, it will help you develop your farm’s food safety program and plan that will help you get an audit if desired. Topics include:
- Understand microbial risks associated with the growing, harvest, washing and packing of fresh fruit and vegetables
- Learn about buyer requirements and expectations for food safety.
- Learn about recent food safety regulations that may impact your farm.
- Practice writing food safety SOPs and risk assessment statements that are helpful for your farm, your food safety plan, and are required for a GAPs audit if you choose to get one.