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GAP School for Fruit and Vegetable Producers Course

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
9:00am – 3:30pm

Storrs Campus
Middlesex County Extension Center

UConn Extension GAP (Good Agriculture Practices) School for Fruit and Vegetable Producers will have a comprehensive 2-day course, providing farmers with the tools they need to develop a GAP food safety program.

3/8/16 Day 1 Introduction and GAP Audit General Questions will include: -Introduction to GAP, GAP audits, and how this relates to FSMA -worker health and hygiene -employee training -traceability -water, soils -sewage treatment, manure, animals/wildlife/livestock -field harvest, transportation and field packaging -record keeping and documentation -conducting a self audit -writing a plan

snow date: March 10, 2016

There is no regulatory (state or federal) for farmers to have a GAP food safety program. However, some retailers and distributors want their suppliers to have GAP programs in place. The GAP School will help both farmers who need GAP programs i order to comply with customer demands and also those who want to develop a food safety plan in order to add value to their business, whether required or not.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to those who complete the 2 day course. Pre-registration is required. Each session will include lectures, handouts, a review of the pertinent audit items, and steps for farmers to take to achieve success in each audit section that pertains to their operation.

Registration fee is $75 per person. Registration fees cover program costs, morning coffee/tea, and lunch. Registration materials must be received by March 1.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Diane Hirsch at 203.407.3163 or diane.hirsch@uconn.edu or Candace Bartholomew at 860.570.9067 or candace.bartholomew@uconn.edu

Contact:

Diane Hirsch, 203.407.3163, diane.hirsch@uconn.edu

Extension (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Middlesex County, Office of Public Engagement

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