Local Foods College: FSMA and Food Safety Introduction
Tuesday, October 23
Come explore the intersections between farm food safety and local foods with Minnesota Department of Agriculture Produce Safety Program manager Valerie Gamble and UMN Extension Educator for On Farm Food Safety Annalisa Hultberg. Valerie and Annalisa will introduce Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule and discuss how GAPs and FSMA impact local farmers.
Presenter: Annalisa Hultberg & Valerie Gamble
Valerie Gamble is the Produce Safety Program Manager at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Previously she worked as an inspector and supervisor in the food inspection program and worked with industry groups, non-profit organizations, and state and local agencies around Minnesota to provide information and raise awareness of food and feed safety programs and regulations. She also worked for five years with organic and conventional farms and orchards in California, first directly with farms and then with the Agricultural Extensions program at the University of California, Davis.
Annalisa Hultberg, M.S., is an Extension Educator in Food Safety at the University of Minnesota, where she co-coordinates the On-Farm GAPs Education Program and has worked since 2011 providing practical, science-based farm food safety education to farmers around the region. She works with small to large scale fruit and vegetable farmers, farm to school programs, food hubs, agricultural trainers and others to use GAPs to ensure a safe, healthy supply of local food for all. She is the state lead for the North Central Region FSMA Training center and is working to bring FSMA Produce Safety Rule training to Minnesota produce farmers.
Anna Peterson, University of Minnesota Extension, executive administrative assistant
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Use the link below to register. On October 22nd registrants will receive an email with the link to this course session.