Presentation slides from the 2017 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) are now posted online. Field vegetable content at this year’s OFVC included: Continue reading Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention presentations now available online
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. Continue reading Food safety workshops – last chance before the season hits
Join the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’ new webinars to learn what GFSI food safety schemes work best for your business. Learn first-hand from GFSI representatives and scheme owners about the key aspects of featured schemes.
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Day: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Place: Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Road, Milton, ON
Cost: $150/person; $110 Soil & Crop Member
Session Title: Listeria monocytogenes…an Emerging Concern in the Field and Packing Shed
Where: Rm # 206, Scotia Bank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON
When: February 23rd, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm.
Come to this information packed session to discover why Listeria monocytogenes is a concern for you. Over the past few years, Listeria monocytogenes has quickly become a significant public health concern. Listeria monocytogenes contamination has been responsible for devastating outbreaks in unlikely produce such as cantaloupes and caramel apples. Continue reading Food Safety Session at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention
Are you interested in formalizing your food safety program? Have your buyers requested your business be certified in food safety? The OSCIA offers food safety workshops and webinars to get you started. While the workshops and webinars are open to all farm commodities, they are aimed at addressing food safety hazards from the horticultural perspective, and are most appropriate for those who do not yet have a certified food safety program in place. Continue reading Food safety workshops & webinars from OSCIA