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Video Series: Essentials of Food Safety for Farmworkers

June 8, 2020

Video Series: Essentials of Food Safety for Farmworkers

We all know that farm employees have many crucial roles on the farm, including carrying out food safety policies and practices. However, their ability to do that effectively, depends heavily on the quality of the training they receive. To meet the growing need for online, easily accessible resources, Robert Hadad and Caitlin Tucker have designed "Essentials of Food Safety for Farmworkers", a 5-part video series that covers many of the required worker training topics set forth by FSMA (the Food Safety Modernization Act), or other 3rd party auditing programs. 

Part 1: Creating a Worker Training Program
In Part 1, farm employees and managers will learn about the importance of training farmworkers, topics that farmworkers should be trained on, considerations for training farmworkers, the role of the food safety manager, and resources available to managers to assist in training. 

Part 2: Food Safety and Why it Matters
In Part 2, farm employees will learn 5 reasons we should care about food safety, the 3 types of pathogens that cause foodborne illnesses,  the 5 routes of contamination on the farm, and potential food safety risks on the farm. 

Part 3: Everyday Practices to Prevent Foodborne Illness
In Part 3, farm employees will learn about everyday practices that can reduce the risk of contaminating produce with foodborne pathogen, the steps of proper handwashing, when hands should be washed, the proper way to deal with injuries, and symptoms of foodborne illnesses. 

Part 4: Reducing Food Safety Risks on the Farm
In Part 4, employees will learn the difference between cleaning and sanitizing and how to effectively do both, possible risks throughout production areas, wash/pack facilities, storage, and transportation, and steps farmworkers should take if they find a risk they cannot mitigate.

Part 5: Spot the Risk - A Series of Case Studies
In Part 5, employees will be introduced to possible scenarios containing food safety risks, learn why the scenario contains a food safety risk, learn about immediate actions they can take to minimize the risks, and learn about future changes that can be made to prevent the risk from happening again. 



Transcript: Part I - Creating a Worker Training Program (pdf; 235KB)

Transcript: Part 2 - Food Safety and Why it Matters (pdf; 370KB)

Transcript: Part 3 - Everyday Practices to Prevent Foodborne Illness (pdf; 315KB)

Transcript: Part 4 - Reducing Food Safety Risks on the Farm (pdf; 461KB)

Transcript: Part 5 - Spot the Risk - A Series of Case Studies (pdf; 371KB)

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SCRUB Twilight Workshop Series

September 1, 2021 : Bin Blitz

Experienced growers and UVM's Ag Engineering present new strategies and cleaning tools to increase the efficiency and efficacy of bin cleaning, sanitation and management practices. Lead growers show and tell their bin systems, with lessons learned. Participants leave with a plan to improve/implement new practices.

September 8, 2021 : Low Cost and High Value

Evaluate low-cost (either money or time) improvements that make a big difference. Experience growers show and tell the thrifty improvements they made and summarize lessons learned, including trade-offs of spending money (or not) to lower risks and increase efficiency. 

September 15, 2021 : Wash/Pack Floors

Learn to improve or repair a concrete floor so that it is smooth and easy to clean. This workshop highlights concrete repair, cleaning and sanitation techniques, water management, products and resources, as well as show and tell from experienced growers, and Chris Callahan from UVM's Extension Ag Engineering.

September 22, 2021 : Wash Water Management

Experienced growers and facilitators dig into the fundamentals of managing produce wash water, including show and tell with lessons learned about wash water management, use and monitoring of sanitizers. All participants leave with a plan to improve/implement new practices.

September 29, 2021 : Tools for Employee Management and Empowerment

Develop management strategies/systems to retain and empower high-value workers, while improving crew morale and culture. Learn from experienced managers of loyal and reliable crews, the pros and cons of their current management systems, and how they came to be. Participants leave with resources and a plan to improve/implement one or more new practices or strategies.

October 6, 2021 : Bubblers/Aerators for Greens Washing

For growers wanting to install or improve a greens bubbler/aerator. Get feedback from growers who built/improved their own systems. Examine designs and DYI resources, as well as perceived quality and efficiency gains from bubblers as compared to other washing methods. This workshop features a panel of New York growers!

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