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GAPs Food Safety Training on Health and Hygiene


GAPs Food Safety Training on Health and Hygiene, First Aid / Farm Emergency

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you a producer, processor, retailer as well as a consumer interested in produce safety, and health & hygiene of your personnel? Participation in Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) training on health and hygiene will help you and your employees to use a proactive approach of research and education to reduce the risks of microbial contamination on farm produce.

All food produce must be prevented from contamination, regardless of the type of production, processing, food handling operation. Health and hygiene is among the number one consideration in GAPs food safety regulations. It is essential that the full meaning of health and hygiene and its economic scope be accepted by everyone concerned with food safety and as a result personnel training and practices should be paramount to instill and nurture an understanding of the processing steps and technologies for each product manufactured or handled and where potential problem exist and create a keen interest to satisfy and safe guard consumers interest.

Co-sponsored by: The NWF Local Economies Project, Cornell Cooperative Extension, The National GAPs Program, the Produce Safety Alliance, Cornell University, and the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets.

Cost is $15 per farm, no snacks and lunch.

Goals of the training:

  • Understand GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices) impact on produce safety by focusing on personnel health and hygiene.
  • Ensure that employees who handle covered produce understand the regulation importance and basic principles of food hygiene and food safety.
  • Measures that must be taken to prevent ill or infected person from contaminating covered produce.

Growers participating in this training will receive:

  • Farm Worker Training CD on health and hygiene
  • Food safety begins on the farm: A grower self-assessment for food safety risks

To register: Call Jill at 845-344-1234

Also please bring a notebook to take some note or a tablet or laptop or anything applicable

Click HERE to register online!




Jill Van Aken
Association Community Liaison


Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County Office
18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300 (Third Floor)
Middletown, New York 10940-1919

Last updated December 21, 2018