Gerri Isaacson

Horticulture and Crop Science
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    Ohio State to Hold Produce Safety Workshops in Toledo, Dayton, Canfield

    WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Program has three new workshops scheduled on good agricultural practices, or GAPs, for Ohio produce growers. The workshops, which are the same at each location, will teach ways to reduce the risk of food-borne illness from fresh produce. Organizers say a good understanding of GAPs has become especially important due to the Food and Drug Administration’s recently proposed new food safety rules. The instructors will be from Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), of which the safety program is a part. Among the workshops’ topics will be soil safety, water safety, worker training, worker hygiene, recordkeeping, traceability, good handling practices and...
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    Fresh Produce Safety Training Set for Portage, Stark, Cuyahoga Counties

    WOOSTER, Ohio – Ohio State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team will hold workshops on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for fresh produce growers in three locations over the next three months. All three workshops will focus on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms. The workshop presenters are all specialists from Ohio State University Extension, which is the outreach arm of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Feb. 27: 1-4 p.m. in OSU Extension’s Portage County office meeting room, 6970 State Route 88, Ravenna. Co-sponsored by Downtown Ravenna Farmers Market. $10. Registration deadline Feb. 25. Information: Heather Neikirk, neikirk.2@osu.edu or 330-296-6432. March 22:...