Fresh produce food safety has emerged as a critical agricultural issue and often presents a significant financial threat to specialty crop producers. The adoption of on-farm food safety practices will assist producers in managing risk and regulatory changes. The LSU AgCenter is proud to co-sponsor a series of free Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Good Handling Practices (GHPs) workshops to assist growers with implementing and adopting GAPs.
These workshops will help fresh produce growers understand food safety risks on the farm and to develop an on-farm food safety plan. Topics will include water quality and management, manure management, harvesting and storage, worker health and hygiene and recordkeeping systems. Workshop attendees will receive a certificate of attendance of GAPs/GHPs workshop.
Day 1: Increasing Your Knowledge of GAPs and GHPs (10:00 am – 4:30 pm, July 25)
Day 2: Develop Your Own Farm Food Safety Plan (9:00 am – 1:00 pm, July 26)
4035 Washington Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125
July 25 - 26
The workshop is free but seating is limited and registration is required, as lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by July 20, 2016 to:
Ms. Kristine Creveling
Dr. Achyut Adhikari