Growers or producers interested in learning more about food safety on their farms are invited to learn what the Food Safety Modernization Act is and how could it impact a farm. An introduction to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule will take place on Thursday, April 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension Office, 377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro.
This introductory session, sponsored by the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, will address produce safety, farm food-safety best practices, and upcoming regulations. Dr. David Handley, vegetable and small-fruit specialist from the University of Maine’s Highmoor Farm will be the presenter. Handley is an extension specialist with more than 30 years of experience in the field. This will be a valuable information session for all those wanting to improve food safety on their farm.
The event is free and open to the public. Preregister by sending an email to Aaron Englander at email@example.com. For more information, contact Englander at the aforementioned email or Mark Hutchinson at 832-0343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.