Food Safety and Wash/Pack Facilities: Virtual Training
November 16, 2020
8:45am - 1:15pm
Online via Zoom
HostCornell Vegetable Program
email Robert Hadad
A well-thought out Wash/Pack Facility can go a long way in improving produce quality, worker health and safety, and overall efficiency. But how can intentional design impact food safety? This virtual training will help farmers and workers understand the food safety risks present in wash/pack facilities and outline ways in which risks can be minimized. CCE Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Robert Hadad and Program Assistant Caitlin Tucker will take participants through the following topics:
- Common foodborne pathogens
- Sources and routes of contamination on the farm
- Personal health and hygiene practices
- Key aspects of facility design including ergonomics, hygienic design, and layout
- Post-Harvest water management and sanitizer use
- Cleaning and sanitizing
- Tips for cleaning and sanitizing common wash-pack equipment
Are you interested in receiving feedback on your layout? Have questions about cleaning your facility or equipment? Please email photos, drawings, or maps of your facility or equipment to Caitlin Tucker by November 2nd. Submitted photos will be included in the presentation to be discussed (anonymously) throughout the training.
NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting
March 18, 2024
Processing vegetable industry members who grow, manage, or support crop production for Farm Fresh First/Nortera Foods, Seneca Foods and/or Love Beets, are encouraged to sign-up for the 2024 NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable! You will:
- Network at this in-person meeting.
- Learn the results of industry-funded research.
- Have a voice in Cornell research and Extension.
- Earn 3.25 DEC pesticide applicator recertification credits
- Earn Certified Crop Advisor Credits
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2024 NYS Dry Bean Meeting and Cutting Event
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The Dry Bean Cutting will follow the meeting and showcase the canned dry beans from the 2023 Dry Bean Variety Trial.