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Food safety workshops – last chance before the season hits

Are you interested in improving your on-farm food safety or formalizing your food safety program? The OSCIA offers free, introductory food safety workshops and webinars to get you started. These workshops are open to all sizes of operations — right down to the smallest farm stand.

While the workshops and webinars are open to all farm commodities, they are aimed at addressing food safety hazards from the horticultural perspective, and — as an introductory level — are most appropriate for those who do not yet have a certified food safety program in place.

The workshops will get you started on building a plan and identifying what you need to implement on your farm. The in-person 2-day workshops cover the material in an interactive learning environment. Learning in a group environment allows for open discussions about how different operations might manage food safety.

Upcoming dates and locations (you must pre-register — it’s free):

Food Safety Workshop
St. Thomas
Day 1: April 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Day 2: April 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Elgin County Building, 450 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas

Food Safety Workshop
Day 1: April 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Day 2: April 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Trilliam Mutual Insurance, 495 Mitchell Road S, Listowel

Visit the OSCIA website to learn more and to register.

Note: Workshop registration is now completed through the GF2 Client Portal at You may access the site as a New Client and register for a workshop. You do not have to apply for cost-share, but if you have already enrolled for cost-share on the portal, you can use your current login to access registration for workshops. If you have questions about workshop registration, please contact the workshop leader in your area.

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