Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


ODAFF to Host Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course in Stillwater on November 19th

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 10:16:02 CDT

ODAFF to Host Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course in Stillwater on November 19th Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety and regulation are invited to attend a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course. The event is scheduled to take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center (FAPC) Room 120, which is located on Oklahoma State Universityís campus.



The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) is partnering with the Robert M. Kerr FAPC to offer a class that satisfies the produce farm supervisorís training requirement of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. This class is recommended for every produce farmer whether they are exempt from the rule or not.



All produce farmers are affected by the new FSMA rule. Even if you are exempt by having sales less than $25,000, you will need records to show you are exempt. There are several other exemptions, explained in the link below. The information provided in this class will help all produce farmers identify ways to prevent produce contamination on the farm.



The content covered includes: worker health, hygiene and training, soil amendments, wildlife and domesticated animals, agricultural water, postharvest handling and sanitation. Individuals who participate in this course are expected to gain a basic understanding of microbial risks, where they may be found on the farm, and practices to limit these risks.



Participants will learn how to develop a farm food safety plan and how to meet and understand the requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. The event will also provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for producers.



Additionally, farmers who request On-Farm Food Safety Reviews can receive them for free upon attending a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course. Experts from ODAFF and OSU will schedule a time to visit the farm and provide feedback to improve food safety practices.



Participants who are present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork at the end of the course will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course.



Future courses are scheduled for Dec. 7 in Langston, Okla., and Dec. 12 in Oklahoma City, Okla.



Cost to attend is $15 and includes lunch, snacks and materials needed. For more information and to register, click here. Questions can be directed to Justin McConaghy, ODAFF Produce Safety Program coordinator, at 405-215-7397. For more information on FMSA Produce Safety Rule exemptions, click here or contact McConaghy.



Funding for this course was made possible, in part, by the Food and Drug Administration through grant PAR-16-137. The views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the United States Government.



Source - Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry



   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • National Cotton Council Supports US Efforts to Enhance Transparency at World Trade Organization  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:27:30 CST
  • How Much Hay is Enough Hay? OSU's Glenn Selk Offers These Tips for Your Winter Feed Planning  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:16:45 CST
  • Oklahoma National Stockyards - Oklahoma City - Close  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 05:52:51 CST
  • Joplin Regional Stockyards - Close  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 05:47:27 CST
  • Steer Slaughter Falls Below 2017 Levels, Despite Increased Head in Quarterly Feedlot Inventories  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:31:55 CST
  • Monday Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:08:40 CST
  • Monday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:56:07 CST
  • Winners of the 2018 National Wheat Yield Contest Announced by the National Wheat Foundation  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:31:50 CST

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    Find more about Weather in Oklahoma City, OK

       
       
    © 2008-2018 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.