LSU AgCenter plans food safety workshops

Olivia McClure  |  5/19/2017 1:51:10 PM

(05/19/17) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter will offer training sessions this summer to help produce growers and processors learn about food safety practices and regulations.

Workshops will be held on May 30-31 at the AgCenter Hammond Research Station in Hammond and on June 6-7 at the AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center in Alexandria. The cost to attend either is $20.

Topics include worker health and hygiene, soil amendments, wildlife, agricultural water, postharvest handling and Food Safety Modernization Act rules. The second day, which focuses on food safety plan writing, is optional.

Another training program, which uses a curriculum developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance, is scheduled for July 5-7 in Efferson Hall on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. It meets the Food and Drug Administration requirements for becoming a preventive controls qualified individual.

The workshop will cover various ways to ensure food is safely manufactured, processed, packed and stored. The registration fee is $595.

Instructions for registering for any of the workshops are posted at https://www.lsu.edu/departments/nfs/.

Additional information is available from AgCenter food safety specialist Achyut Adhikari at ACAdhikari@agcenter.lsu.edu or 225-578-2529.

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