Winchester Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training (VA-180628-GR) June 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Virginia Cooperative Extension will be holding an FDA approved FSMA Produce Safety Rule Training on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at MidAtlantic Farm Credit – Winchester Office. This building is located at 125 Prosperity Drive, Winchester, Virginia 22602. The program will run from 8:30am to 4:30pm with registration starting at 8:00am.

Space is limited for this training and is geared towards operations that are covered by the FDA FSMA Produce Safety Rule. See the attached flowchart to help determine if your operation is covered by the ruling and thus requires compliance. “Covered” farm operations are required by law to have at least one “supervisor or responsible party” complete a training utilizing FDA approved curriculum. Full details regarding FSMA can be found on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration website: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm334114.htm

There will be a $25.00 registration fee for the primary attendee from each operation. This will include program materials, certificate, and lunch. Registration for additional attendees from an operation will be $25.00 each and include a completion certificate and lunch.  Pre-registration is required.

Please complete and return the enclosed registration form with payment (checks made payable to: Treasurer, Virginia Tech) by June 15, 2018. Walk-in attendees will not be permitted. If you have any questions, I can be reached at the Frederick Office at 540-665-5699 or by email at mark.sutphin@vt.edu.

FSMA PSR June 28 2018.docx

Virginia Farm to School 2018 Survey of Producers

In a previous blog post  http://www.producesafety.hort.vt.edu/2018/02/11/virginia-farm-to-school-project-seeks-to-increase-locally-sourced-foods-in-public-schools/  we shared about our with a USDA-funded project with Virginia DOE and Farm to School.  We mentioned about an upcoming survey for producers.  Well, here it is!!!  Please consider filling this survey out if you are a Virginia Producer.  Thanks!!!

https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cIpp9heCavctCDz