Free Webinar on May 31: Update on new FDA Produce Safety Standards for and Implications for Pennsylvania Growers
Update on the new FDA Produce Safety Standards: Issues of Importance for Pennsylvania Produce Growers
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 12:00 p.m. EST
Dr. Luke LaBorde, Associate Professor, Penn State Department of Food Science
Peggy Fogarty-Harnish, Farm Food Safety Program Coordinator
Penn State University Department of Food Science
Date & Time:
Friday, May 31, 2013 12:00 PM Eastern Time
On Friday, January 4, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a draft Produce Safety Rule as required under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011. This ruling will set mandatory standards designed to prevent microbial contamination of fresh produce including: use of agricultural water; application of soil amendments of animal origin; worker health and hygiene; the presence of animals in the growing area, and proper use and maintenance of equipment, tools and buildings.
We will discuss the highlights of the requirements and important issues to consider in Pennsylvania. There are several considerations that may have a stronger impact on farmers in Pennsylvania compared to other states simply by the nature of how we do business here. The small family farmer that has a mixed operation of produce and other farm enterprises such as milk, animal, or field crop production or an on-site bake shop, should educate themselves on a few specific issues.
Who should attend?
How to Join?
There is no cost to participate in this web seminar. The session will be approximately 60 minutes.
Please join the webinar site by clicking: https://meeting.psu.edu/farmfoodsafety
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For More Information: please contact Peggy Fogarty-Harnish
Peggy Fogarty-Harnish, M.S.
Farm Food Safety Program Coordinator
Penn State Extension
1383 Arcadia Road
Lancaster, PA 17601