OSCIA On-Farm Food Safety Webinars

From the Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association:

Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement AssociationLooking to keep up to date on the latest food safety practices and help strengthen your Growing Forward 2 application? Join us for any or all of the food safety workshops, covering a variety of important food safety topics. All workshops are online as webinars, taken from the comfort of your home or business – all you need is an Internet and phone connection.

Upcoming Food Safety Webinars:

Register for these workshops at http://registration.wildapricot.org/

Cleaning and Sanitizing

This session focuses on the significant role cleaning and sanitizing play in producing safe food on-farm.

Host: Michel Champagne (with Robin Brown) OSCIA
Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm

Pest Control, Building Maintenance and Visitors

This session focuses on the impact pests, building maintenance and visitors can have on the safety of the food you produce and identifies ways to implement good agricultural practices to reduce these risks.

Host: Michel Champagne (with Amy Kitchen) OSCIA
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm

Soil Amendments

This session focuses on using soil amendments such as manure, compost or compost teas for soil fertility and on the food safety risk if not used properly. Good agricultural practices, and the role they play in reducing the risk when using soil amendments, are highlighted.

Host: Amy Kitchen (with Robin Brown) OSCIA
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm

Pre and Post-Harvest Water

Water used prior to harvest and post harvest plays a significant role on the safety of the food you produce. This workshop explains the role of good agricultural practices in reducing the food safety risks associated with using contaminated pre and post-harvest water.

Host: Amy Kitchen (with Michel Champagne) OSCIA
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm

Recall and Traceability

An effective recall program is critical to the success of your business. This session will discuss the importance of developing and implementing a recall program; equipping participants with the knowledge and tools to implement a facility-level traceability system and perform a mock recall.

Host: Robin Brown (with Amy Kitchen) OSCIA
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
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Food safety webinars and materials are available in French upon request – please contact foodsafety@ontariosoilcrop.org for more information.

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