Good Agricultural Practices & Good Handling Practices Workshop
Fresh produce growers, packers, and processors and extension agents are encouraged to take this opportunity to learn more about GAPs and GHPs.
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July 25–26, 2016
4035 Washington Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125
Fresh produce food safety has emerged as a critical agricultural issue and often presents a significant financial threat to specialty crop producers. The adoption of on-farm food safety practices will assist producers in managing risk and regulatory changes. The LSU AgCenter is proud to co-sponsor a series of free Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) & Good Handling Practices (GHPs) workshops to assist growers with implementing and adopting GAPs.
These workshops will help fresh produce growers understand food safety risks on the farm and to develop an on-farm food safety plan. Topics will include water quality and management, manure management, harvesting and storage, worker health and hygiene and recordkeeping systems. Workshop attendees will receive a certificate of attendance of GAPs/GHPs workshop.
Fresh produce growers, packers, and processors and extension agents are encouraged to take this opportunity to learn more about GAPs and GHPs. Financial assistance in the form of a cost reimbursement program will be established and will support 75% (up to $1000) of the auditing fees associated with GAPs certification for a minimum of 25 producers. Producers attending this workshop will be eligible for the cost reimbursement program on a first come first served basis.
Day 1: Increasing Your Knowledge of GAPs and GHPs (10:00 am – 4:30 pm, July 25)
Day 2: Develop Your Own Farm Food Safety Plan (9:00 am – 1:00 pm, July 26)
The workshop is free but seating is limited and registration is required, as lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by July 22, 2016 to:
Ms. Daniela Fischer:
Dr. Achyut Adhikari: