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December 8

Two food safety webinars

On December 8, there will be two webinars related to on-farm food safety. The first is part of the Lunchtime On-the-Go On-Farm Food Safety Webinar Series.

Using sanitizers in a postharvest setting: selecting a sanitizer and understanding its label
The webinar is presented by Donna Clements, Produce Safety Alliance Coordinator and NE Regional Extension Associate, Food Science Cornell AgriTech, and will take place from 12:00-1:00.

This series is Free! Connect via your computer, the mobile app, or by calling in! You will get the link to sign in or call a few days before the event.

Growers are taught that 'the label is the law,' but finding the right information and understanding what it means can be difficult. This webinar will make understanding and following the label instructions more manageable in the postharvest setting and discuss the FSMA Postharvest water compliance requirements and timeframes.

At the end of the webinar, participants will understand:

  • EPA labeling, what to look for, and what it means
  • Ideal chemistries for use in surface sanitation and postharvest water
  • Best practices for sanitizing surfaces and postharvest water
  • Management of postharvest sanitation systems
  • FSMA Postharvest water compliance dates

To sign up or for more information, go to Rutgers On-Farm Food Safety Programs.

The registration deadline is December 5, 2022

Agricultural water 'risky to you?'
The second webinar is scheduled from 3:00-5:30 and is a continuation of the prior webinar on agricultural water and will feature Dr. Don Schaffner from Rutgers University. He will explain what attributes of a water testing program need to be included if it is to be risk-based.

The webinar will consist of a one-hour presentation followed by 30 min of interactive Q&A.

Registration link;

For more information:
Plant & Pest Advisory
Rutgers Cooperative Extension

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