Day: May 7, 2015

Opinion: food safety audits by Dr. Bob Whitaker

During grower food safety events we often talk about why having a food safety program is important, how it is critical to have a program to protect your own business, protect your customers and ultimately public health. We talk about emerging science, the importance of foundational food safety programs like sanitation practices and worker hygiene and how to identify and manage potential cross contamination hazards on the farm and packinghouse. After going through this information and basically laying out the why, how and what of food safety; often some brave soul in the audience will raise their hand and ask, “So what score do I need to get in order to pass the audit”? And that’s when the frustration sets in. How did passing an audit become a substitute for actually building a risk-based food safety program?

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Day: May 7, 2015

Sponsorship opportunities now open for the Fresh Produce Safety Conference: 12 August 2015

7 May 2015
Sponsorship opportunities are now open for the second annual Fresh Produce Safety Conference. The Fresh Produce Safety Conference 2015: Advancing Research and Outreach for Safe, Fresh Food will be held on 12 August 2015 in Sydney. Sponsorship packages to the value of $1250 to $4500 are now available. Sponsors will gain industry-leader recognition for their support of fresh produce food safety research and outreach.

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Day: May 7, 2015

GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2015 – We’re on our way to New Zealand

globalgap.org: The GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR takes place every two years and is part of our campaign to engage leading stakeholders around the globe. Our aim is to unite them behind our common purpose of creating private sector incentives for agricultural producers worldwide to adopt safe and sustainable agricultural practices.
Join the GLOBALG.A.P. Team at our TOUR 2015 event in Rotorua [on 29th July 2015] organized by Horticulture New Zealand, and learn more about the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices in your region. Don`t miss the opportunity to get in contact with other professionals from your sector!
Click here to find full details of the GLOBALG.A.P. event.

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