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March 27th, 2014

Maryland Department of Agriculture and University of Maryland to Host Advanced Food Safety Training-April 24

by Maryland Farmers Market Association

On April 24th, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the University of Maryland (UMD), will conduct an advanced food safety training for fruit and vegetable producers who want to learn more about implementing good agricultural practices (GAPs) and good handling practices (GHPs).

When:
April 24th, 9:00AM-4:00PM
(Registration begins at 8:30AM)

Where:
The Maryland Department of Agriculture
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
Conference Rooms 110 and 112

Topics Covered:
• Post-Harvest Practices to Minimize Microbial Contamination
• Packinghouse Sanitation
• Recordkeeping
• Pre-harvest and Post-harvest Water Quality Issues
• Environmental Testing for Pathogens
• Traceability
• Food Safety Plan Writing
• MDA/U of MD GAP/GHP Assistance Programs
• FDA Requirements/Proposed Food Safety Modernization Act

Cost:
$25, including lunch and materials (Bring your own laptop or the MDA will supply one for you to use for the day)

Registration Form and Additional Information:
Visit MDA website or contact Sherry Weygant (410-841-5769410-841-5769;sherry.weygant@maryland.gov)

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