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On-Farm Food Safety Workshop at Ridgetown

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On-Farm Food Safety Workshop at Ridgetown

Time: June 19, 2012 from 9am to 4:30pm
Location: University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus,Agronomy Bldg
Street: 120 Main Street East
City/Town: Ridgetown, Ontario
Website or Map: http://www.ofa.on.ca/file.asp…
Phone: 1-877-424-1300
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Hosted by Kent Federation of Agriculture
Latest Activity: May 17, 2012

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Event Description

Hosted by Kent Federation of Agriculture

 
Fee: $45 including lunch, and all food safety resource material (iGAP CD, Posters, Hand washing training
easel, producer checklist and module handouts)


Register: Call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre @ 1-877-424-1300

Modules Offered:


Getting Started in Food Safety 9:00 – 9:45
Identify the role food safety plays in farming practices, analyze important areas of risk common to all farms and identify the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and why they are important. We will also help you to understand the OMAFRA resources and tools and how they can help you reduce risks.


Hygiene and Sanitation (50 mins) 9:45 – 10:35
Learn how to develop and implement a worker hygiene program for both the pack house and field as well as a building and equipment sanitation program.


Break 10:35 to10:45


Pre and Post Harvest Water Use 10:45 – 11:45
Learn how to assess the risks, test and interpret water results construct and monitor a water sanitizing program.


An Introduction to Traceability (1 hr) 11:45 – 1:30
Learn how traceability works in a farming operation, the selection of technology and how other operations are handling traceability.


Lunch 12:15 – 1:00 Included in the price of the workshop


Preparing for an Audit (50 mins) 1:30 – 2:20
Understand what to expect and how to prepare for a successful food safety audit


Using Food Safety to Market Your Products (40 mins) 2:20 – 3:00
Make your food safety practices work for you at your farm market or in the marketplace. Understand how keeping your customers informed about the food safety efforts you have made can benefit your business. 

3-2-1 Assessment of Your Farm Operation for Food Safety (45 mins to1.5 hr) 3:00 – 3:45 (4:30)
Asses your present farm practices for food safety and develop an action plan to ensure your operation is meeting

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