Salinas, Calif., (April 28, 2017) – The Agricultural Business and Technology Institute of Hartnell College is excited to host the twelfth year of the Western Food Safety Summit. This year’s summit theme is “Food Safety Modernization Act Rules and Applied Food Safety Science.” The event will convene at the Main Stage Theatre (Building K) on the Main Campus on May 3 and 4, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA.
The first day features current practices, science, and topics related to key FSMA rules as presented by some of the leading experts in the United States. The second day (separate registration) offers US FDA approved Grower Training for the Produce Rule following curriculum developed by the Produce Safety Alliance. This all-day training includes the in-depth grower training manual and AFDA certificate of participation which meets FSMA regulation.
Wednesday’s food safety summit program will highlight key topics such as: produce rule and resources for growers, water quality – sampling and harvest, legal methods to control animal intrusion, sanitary transportation of human and animal foods rule, sanitation controls in processing facilities as a preventive control, food safety education via Hartnell College, foreign supplier verification programs for importers of food for humans and animals, whole genome sequencing science and implications, process controls as preventive controls in food safety plans and GFSI versus Federal FSMA regulations.
Participants will get clarification on training requirements to comply with Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) as well as earn a certificate of participation for the Produce Rule Grower Training.
“The Ag Institute’s Food Safety Industry Advisory committee is excited to offer a full day of current food safety science and technology as well as the new Produce Rule Grower Training prepared by the Produce Safety Alliance. Participants will become better informed and able to apply specific practices to their own operations to manage risks and increase the basis for a strong culture of food safety,” says Dr. Susan M. Pheasant, Director of Agriculture Business & Technology Institute. Whether you are involved in growing, producing, handling, and/or purchasing fresh produce on a small or large scale on behalf of consumers, this is an event you will want to attend. Growers and farm production managers are especially encouraged to attend the Produce Rule Grower Training on Thursday.
Register here for DAY 1.
Register here for DAY 2.