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April 24, 2012   Email to Friend 

FREE FOOD SAFETY TRAINING WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 30, MAY 17
Melissa Martin
(334) 612-5448
April 24, 2012

To ensure produce handlers and growers have the latest information on food safety and good agricultural practices (GAP), the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host two free training workshops April 30 and May 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

During the workshops, attendees will learn about bacteria and other harmful microorganisms commonly associated with fresh produce; how to develop a personalized GAP plan; how to develop standard operation procedures for farms or packing operations, and details on the USDA’s third-party audit process. Attendees will also receive a manual filled with GAP resources including model agricultural practices and generic standard operating procedures. 

The April 30 session will be held at the Frank J. Green Building in Oneonta, while the May 17 session will be held at the Lee County Extension Office in Opelika. 

There is no cost for registration, and lunch will be provided. To ensure enough food and materials are available, the Extension System requests all registration be received a minimum of three days before each event. 

To register for the April 30 session, contact Regional Extension Agent Michael Reeves, (256) 773-2549. To register for the May 17 session, contact Regional Extension Agent Chip East, (256) 354-5976. 

For more information, visit http://www.aces.edu. 


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