Organic Food Safety Workshop in Ojai this Friday

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Today is the last day to register for the Food Safety Workshop in Ojai–register now!

With the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations rolling out and retailers increasingly demanding food safety plans, now is the time to focus on updating or creating a food safety plan that is in alignment with organic regulations. Join CCOF’s workshop in Ojai this Friday to learn more and get your questions answered.

The Field-Level Introduction to Food Safety Workshop is aimed at helping producers better understand the components of field-level food safety plans. These one-day workshops will include examples of how to implement food safety practices/GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices) and how to assess and manage risks in the field through a farm site visit. The goal is to provide growers with a solid understanding of what GAPs are and how to start developing a food safety plan. The day will include in-depth presentations, time for group discussion, and information about CCOF’s GLOBALG.A.P. services. Growers will leave with resources, tools, and templates that can be immediately implemented to improve on-farm food safety.

Event Details 
Field-Level Introduction to Food Safety Workshop
Ojai, California 
: April 15, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Farmer and the Cook, Rancho del Pueblo Farm
Price: $50

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About the Instructor

Cathy Carlson
Cathy Carlson brings a diverse background of program management, regulatory experience, and sustainable farming to her position as a Farm Fellow with the Ecological Farming Association. She has spent the past few years working as a Quality Assurance and Food Safety Manager for the fresh cut produce industry in California’s Central Coast area. In her previous capacity as food safety program manager at CAFF (Community Alliance with Family Farmers) she focused on assisting family farmers with preparing food safety plans for their farms. Prior to that she worked for state and federal agencies as a policy regulator and agriculture research aide. She has been the project manager of diverse projects ranging from residential construction to sustainable small-scale farming.