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Many growers seek information about food safety and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). Food safety management using GAPs can be utilized by growers to protect their businesses, broaden marketing opportunities and prepare for regulatory impacts of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Understanding scientific principles of produce food safety risks and control measures using GAPs can assist growers in implementing successful GAPs programs in their operations.

What
  • Learning
When Nov 07, 2011
from 12:00 am to 12:00 am
Where Portland, OR
Contact Name
Contact Phone 509-335-2845
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Farm Production Practices for Safe Foods:
Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Workshops

Visit the food safety website for registration and updated information:  http://foodsafety.wsu.edu/ag/index.html

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Hotel deadline for the room block is October 24, 2011.
We are starting earlier!  Registration is at 7:30 am.
Cougar Gold drawing at the end of the event!
Cost: $125 for all courses. Payment must be made prior to 1st course or course materials will not be available. Registration fee includes refreshments, lunches, and course materials for Session I, II, and III.

Dates
Location
November 7, 2011
Farm Production Practices for Safe Foods
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
Phone: 503/281-2500, or 800/808-9497
Fax: 503/249-7624
Please call the hotel directly or visit this website for online reservations. The costs for the hotel is $119 for a single or $119 for a double, and the cut off is October 24, 2011. http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/2011NWSafetySanitation
 
Session II & III
 
These will be posted at a later date.
 
Tentative Agenda
 
7:30    Registration
8:00     Welcome
Overview GAPs and Produce Food Safety Risks
Dr. Robert Gravani, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
 
Pathogen Risk associated with Farming Practices
Dr. Manan Sharma, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, Maryland
 
10:15    Break
10:30    Management of Manure-based Soil Amendments
Dr. Craig Cogger, Washington State University, Puyallup, Washington
 
Co-Management of Water and Wildlife: Safety and Sustainability
Dr. Karen Lowell, Agricultural Scientist, L&L Consulting
Worker Health and Hygiene: Contributions to Foodborne Outbreaks
Speaker to be announced
 
Noon   Lunch On-Site
12:30   Panel Discussion: Producer, Retailer and Regulatory Perspectives
 
1:00    Irrigation Water Quality and Management
Andy Bary, Washington State University, Puyallup, Washington
 
Irrigation Water Sampling and Pathogen Risk
Dr. Karen Killinger, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
 
Food Safety during Harvest and Post-Harvest Sanitation
Dr. Trevor Suslow, University of California – Davis, Davis, California
 
Third Party Audits, Traceability and Emergency Response
Dr. Richard Dougherty, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
 
3:20     Program Evaluation
3:30     Panel Discussion with Q&A
4:15     Cougar Gold Cheese Prize Drawing with Program Evaluations and Adjourn
Many growers seek information about food safety and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). Food safety management using GAPs can be utilized by growers to protect their businesses, broaden marketing opportunities and prepare for regulatory impacts of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Understanding scientific principles of produce food safety risks and control measures using GAPs can assist growers in implementing successful GAPs programs in their operations.
WSU offers a three-part workshop series to introduce GAPs food safety principles and assist growers with assessment of operational food safety practices. The goal of the workshop series is to assist growers with adoption of food safety practices and prepare for third-party certification.
Session I provides science-based information from a multi-disciplinary group of scientists and extension faculty. Standard Session I workshops will be offered in 2012 (January-February).
This workshop on November 7, 2011 is an expanded Session I workshop focusing on providing current research-based information from scientists throughout the United States. Producers are encouraged to capture this opportunity to hear nationally-recognized speakers and reserve seats in follow-up Sessions II and III.
Session II (offered in March 2012) provides opportunities to discuss GAPs implementation and challenges with WSU faculty and other growers. Participants are encouraged to assess their farms and food safety practices prior to the session. Opportunities to work on GAPs documentation will be offered in Sessions II and III.
Session III (offered during the 2012 growing season) will also provide opportunities for producers to observe a GAPs third-party certification process.

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