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GAPs and Food Safety Guidelines for Growers Who Sell at Farmers' Markets


GAPs and Food Safety Guidelines for Growers Who Sell at Farmers' Markets

ISCAOC, Springfield, IL   Jan. 8, 2014
10:00 Introduction

10:05 Food Safety and GAPs, An Overview. Ellen Phillips, University of Illinois Extension

10:20 The Current Status of GAPs Requirements and the Food Safety Modernization Act. Betsy Bihn, Cornell University

11:00 Questions and Answers.

11:15 Progress and Challenges in Implementing GAPs Programs. Grower Panel: Eric DeMange, DeMange Farms, St. Jacob, IL; Bob Blain, Riverfront Berry Farm, Martinton, IL; and Mary Brubach, Susie's Garden Parch, Garden Prairie, IL

Noon Lunch

1:00 You be the Inspector: Safe Food Handling. Patricia Welch, IL Department of Public Health, Springfield, IL; and Silvia Smith, Southern Illinois University. (Discussion topics to include bags and containers, handwashing stations, certified measures, storage safety, display safety, permits, and certification costs.)

2:30 Break

2:30 The Illinois Cottage Food Law–Impacts and Prospects. Wes King, Illinois Stewardship Alliance

3:00 The Farmers Market Taskforce and Food Safety Concerns. Pat Stieren, Illinois Farmers Market Association; Patricia Welch, IL Department of Public Health; Will Hayes, Peoria City/County Health Department; Roxanne Junge, Glenview Farmers Market Manager; and Laura Erickson, Chicago Botanical Garden and Green Youth Farm

4:00 Reselling at Farmers' Markets: What about Traceability? Farmers Market Managers; Pat Stieren, Illinois Farmers Market Association; Patricia Welch, IL Department of Public Health; Will Hayes, Peoria City/County Health Department; Roxanne Junge, Glenview Farmers Market Manager; and Laura Erickson, Chicago Botanical Garden and Green Youth Farm

5:00 Adjourn to trade show  

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