This webinar, by Erin Silva of the University of Wisconsin and Dan Stoeckel of Cornell University, took place on March 29, 2016.
For produce farms, 2016 marks the beginning of timelines established for operations to come into compliance with the FDA’s regulations associated with the Food Safety Modernization Act. While it still remains unclear as to how many aspects of the regulation will look “on the ground”, this webinar will address what diversified organic vegetable farmers need to begin thinking about with respect to moving forward toward compliance.
Erin Silva is an Assistant Professor in University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Plant Pathology and State Extension Specialist in Organic and Sustainable Cropping Systems. A major focus of her Extension programming includes on-farm food safety for diversified vegetable farmers.
Please connect to the webinar 10 minutes in advance, as the webinar program will require you to download software. To test your connection in advance, go here. You can either listen via your computer speakers or call in by phone (toll call). Java needs to be installed and working on your computer to join the webinar. If you are running Mac OSU with Safari, please test your Java at http://java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp prior to joining the webinar, and if it isn't working, try Firefox or Chrome. For more detailed system requirments, go here.
This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with your organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials. For more information, refer to eOrganic's articles on organic certification.