A Food Safety Modernization Act training course will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Bayfield Town Hall, 1199 Bayfield Parkway.
This course will provide a foundation on FSMA produce safety rule requirements, good agricultural practices, and co-management information and details about how to develop a farm food safety plan.
Participants will gain a basic understanding of: requirements in the FSMA produce safety rule and how to meet them; microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm; how to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm; and parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one.
Registration is $50 and includes a light breakfast, lunch, materials and a certificate of completion as required under FSMA. A second person from same farm business may register for $15. Attendees must be present for the entire course to receive a certificate.
Registration will close at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3. Register online at www.tinyurl.com/oldfortmarketplace.
Organizations involved in presenting the course include Fort Lewis College, the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Colorado State University Extension, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
For more information, call Beth LaShell at 385-4574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.