Workshop Session: Saturday III
Do you know your produce farm’s status per the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule? This workshop will help you decide if your operation is covered by the rule, eligible for an exemption, or excluded. You’ll also hear from produce farmers on steps they’ve taken to implement good food safety practices on their farm, regardless of their farm’s FSMA status.
David Abazs directs the Northeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership for the University of Minnesota-Extension. He also has a produce farm in northern Minnesota.
Rodrigo Cala owns and operates Cala Farm “Origenes,” with his brother. They sell certified organic produce in the Twin Cities.
Nick Roth works with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Produce Safety Program. He is a former teacher and has worked in organic produce production.
Annalisa Hultberg is a statewide Extension Educator in Food Safety at the University of Minnesota, where she co-coordinates the On-Farm GAPs education program. She leads the UMN Extension’s outreach efforts for the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and is the state lead for the North Central Region FSMA Training Center.