FSMA for Small Farms: Six Steps to Safe Food and Legal Sales Workshop in Alexander County

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The FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) for Small Farms workshop will cover 6 Food Safety Practices essential for maintaining fresh produce safety on farms of any scale. It will also help participants walk-through an “Exempt or Not? Navigating the qualifications” exercise to determine how FSMA’s Fresh Produce Safety Rule will govern each participant’s own operation. Workshop leaders will also educate participants in how FSMA will affect any CSA’s & Food Hubs that growers may be part of, and focus on the confluence of required practices under FSMA as a preparation & requirement for potential GAP audits & certifications.

The workshop will take place on February 23, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Alexander Extension Learning Center (376 1st Ave SW, Taylorsville NC). This workshop is free and open to all current and potential farmers of vegetables and fruits at any scale.

Sponsored by NC Cooperative Extension Agents in Alexander, Caldwell and Iredell Counties, and Elena Rogers, Area Specialized Agent, Food Safety- Fresh Produce