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Environmental Assessments to Customize Food Safety Training for Very Small to Small Strawberry Producers in the Southeastern United States

Investigators
Gibson, Kristen E
Institutions
University of Arkansas
Start date
2017
End date
2020
Objective
The long-term goal of this multi-state project is to reduce the burden of foodborne disease (FBD) attributed to on-farm contamination of fresh berries. An intermediate step to achieving this goal is the development of a novel food safety outreach 'add-on' curriculum. The add-on curriculum aims to facilitate integration of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule among very small and small-sized strawberry growers in the southeastern United States. The three objectives to achieve our aim are:Conduct surveys and interviews with very small to small-sized strawberry growers in the southeastern United States.Conduct environmental assessments on very small to small-sized strawberry farms in Arkansas.Develop and evaluate the add-on curriculum delivered to very small to small-sized strawberry growers in Arkansas.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
ARK02577
Accession number
1013980
Categories
Education and Training
Bacterial Pathogens
Commodities
Produce