Cornell University

Produce safety on fruit and vegetable farms: The impact of market demands and proposed regulations

Monday, January 27, 2014 at 12:20pm to 1:10pm

Plant Science Building, 404

Geneva location: A137 Barton via Polycom.

Betsy Bihn, Senior Extension Associate, Food Science, Cornell University. 

The concept of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) related to produce safety is less than 20 years old.  There are many fresh produce growers who are still unaware of GAPs or actively striving to avoid implementing GAPs because they think the practices are unnecessary.  Despite this resistance, buyer requirements and proposed regulations continue to drive the demand for food safety practices such as GAPs forward.  What impact is produce safety having on fruit and vegetable farms and on growers?  This presentation will explore the evolution of produce safety requirements, the impact they are having on farms and growers, and training programs that have been developed to meet educational needs.

Department of Horticulture seminars meet 12:20 to 1:10 p.m. most Mondays when classes are in session in Plant Science Room 404 and via Polycom to Geneva in either A134 or A137 Barton Hall. (See individual seminar listing for which room.) Seminars are open to all. Refreshments served. Those wishing to take for 1 credit, enroll in HORT 4950 (undergrads) or HORT 6000 (grads).

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Horticulture, Sustainability


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