[montanafood_ag] Reminder: Farm Based Food Safety training in Kalispell

Tammy Howard tammyh at ncat.org
Fri Aug 11 12:19:07 MDT 2017

This is a reminder! If you haven't been able to make one of the farm-based food safety trainings, then plan to come to this one. This will be the last opportunity this year to see farm-based examples of food safety. If you are not able to make it, check out the new farm-based food safety video series based at County Rail Farm.



Farm-Based Food Safety Video Series - YouTube<https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDu0ElBiEy9zHMRSzOPd6T-S5cHgrHcfp>
Now that the food safety regulations are being implemented under the Food Safety Modernization Act, many growers are confused about how the regulations apply...

Hope to see you there!

Tammy Howard


From: Tammy Howard
Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 7:30 AM
To: montanafood_ag at lists.ncat.org
Subject: Farm Based Food Safety training in Kalispell

Farm-Based Food Safety
Training at Kalispell Greenhouse

Fresh-produce farmers will be able to see and experience practical solutions to developing their food safety plans this summer at a farm-based food safety training [https://zmail.ncat.org/img/zimbra/1x1-trans.png] workshop on Tuesday, August 22, in Kalispell. The workshop will be held at Mountain View Growers at 163 Hummingbird Drive in Kalispell from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This workshop is the last in a series of farm-based food-safety trainings designed for fresh-produce growers who want to enter into wholesale markets that may require a food safety plan; are curious about the food safety modernization act; or will require a GAP audit.

Registration is required: click here<https://www.ncat.org/events/?tdburl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww3%2Ethedatabank%2Ecom%2Fdpg%2F427%2Fmtglistproc%2Easp%3Fformid%3Dmeet%26caleventid%3D32600> or go to www.ncat.org/events<http://www.ncat.org/events>

Mountain View Growers is a state of the art hydroponic facility located just outside Kalispell, Montana. They grow and distribute produce across Montana and have experience working with large scale corporate buyers who more recently requested a GAP audit. Although their system may differ from other vegetable operations, many aspects of their food safety plan such as their traceability program, water management, and their employee training can still provide valuable lessons to any grower.

The farmers at Mountain View and David Wise will do a mock internal food safety audit and class participants learn what is involved in that process. The growers will share their experiences developing their food-safety plan and will also demonstrate some of their farm based food safety practices.

The workshop is free and lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Tammy Howard at tammyh at ncat.org<mailto:tammyh at ncat.org> or 406-494-8683<callto:406-494-8683>.

Funding for this project was provided by the Washington State University Western Extension Risk Management Education Center and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Tammy Howard
Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

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