Keeping food safe to eat is paramount, no matter where it is produced, whether conventional or organic, whether the operation is small, medium, or large, whether it’s fresh or processed foods.
On Tuesday, February 21, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Andrew Salazar, ISU Extension Education Specialist, will lead a workshop at the Boone County Extension Office, 1327 SE Marshall St, to provide information and resources about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Produce Safety Rule.
Food manufacturers have an important role to play in preventing foodborne illnesses. The 2011 FSMA outlines seven rules that translate into specific actions at each point in the global supply chain that were intended to reduce contamination and make it easier to implement the FSMA changes.
FSMA rules only apply to foods regulated by the FDA and associated with commercial farms, packing operations, and food processing facilities. If you have to register with the FDA, then you most likely need to comply with FSMA.
The Produce Safety rule establishes, for the first time, science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption.
Mr. Salazar is an Extension Education Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach working in the Food Sciences Department to provide food safety education and technical assistance to producers of fresh fruits and vegetables. Mr. Salazar has an education in environmental sciences and microbiology with a specialization in the transmission disease causing microorganisms.
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. – Introductions, Olga Reding (Education and Outreach Coordinator, IOA)
9:15 – 11:45 a.m. – FSMA and the Produce Safety Rule, Andre Salazar (ISU Extension & Outreach)
11:45 – 12:00 p.m. – Q&A
This workshop is free to attend, please RSVP below to participate.
To join virtually use the following zoom link to participate: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82260355441?pwd=M2tKUkNmdkwvOFo0Yy81WmJaaVhSQT09
We look forward to seeing you on February 21st!
This material is based upon work that is supported by the Risk Management Agency (RMA), U.S. Department of Agriculture, under the program agreement with the project number 15061 titled "Risk Management Outreach and Education for Beginning, Transitioning and Organic Producers". RMA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the RMA and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
1327 SE Marshall St
Boone, IA 50036
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