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Local Produce Safety Initiative

Investigators
McSwain, Karen
Institutions
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
Start date
2017
End date
2019
Objective
Goal: The long-term goal of this proposed expansion of our work to date is to level the playing field for small-scale, limited-resource, and new and beginning farmers seeking access to the high-value market for local foods in Carolina communities; as the local food market shifts increasingly to wholesale distribution channels, these types of producers will have to demonstrate effective farm food safety programs, and our work provides scale-appropriate training and support to do so.Objective 1:conduct eight 1-day workshops covering Principles of Fresh Produce Safety and Navigating the GAP Audit to 120 workshop participantsObjective 2:conduct eight 1-day workshops covering Food Safety Program and Plan Development to 120 workshop participantsObjective 3:provide direct Food Safety Program and Plan Development assistance to 60 small-scale farms seeking GAP certification
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
NC.W-2017-04935
Accession number
1013928
Categories
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants