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Event Details

Date

February 26 - February 27, 2019

Time

2 days

Location

Workforce Development Institute (WDI)
194 US Oval
Plattsburgh, NY 12903

Cost

$49.00 subsidized course fee

Host

Cornell University Dairy Foods Extension

Pre-Registration Deadline: February 12, 2019

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Artisan Dairy Food Safety Plan Coaching Workshop

February 26 - February 27, 2019

Artisan Dairy Food Safety Plan Coaching Workshop
This coaching workshop is intended for Artisan Cheese and Dairy Food Producers who are preparing to create, or are already developing, a FSMA compliant, preventive control (PC)-based, food safety plan for their facility. The goal of this workshop is to provide Food Safety Plan review and coaching sessions that guide attendees through each step in development process. PCQI lead trainers will be present to review topics and answer questions.Templates (digital and paper) will be provided to facilitate plan development, attendees are encouraged to bring their current or inprogress plans.

Note: This course is NOT intended to provide PCQI certification, it is strongly recommended that attendees complete an FSPCA PCQI certification course or similar program before attending this workshop. Attendees are also encouraged to enroll and complete the Food Safety for Artisan/Farmstead Cheesemakers prior to
taking this workshop. The link to this online training will be provided upon registration.
  • Workshop is limited to the first 20 registrants. Additional registrants will be added to a wait list and additional workshops scheduled as needed to meet demand.
  • PCQI certification is a recommended (but not required) prior to enrollment
  • Attendees should bring a plan to develop. Multiple products may be grouped under a single plan, please work with the course instructor if you need assistance determining if products should be grouped or split.
  • Attendees who wish to work on digital versions of their plans are encouraged to bring their own laptops.

Who Should Attend: Artisan cheese and dairy food producers taking the next step in their Food Safety Plan Development.

The generous support of the Innovation Center for US Dairy and USDA allows this course ($600 value) to be provided at a reduced cost to artisan dairy producers for $49.




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NYS Agricultural Soil Survey

In order to better understand the unique soils used in New York City's urban farms, Cornell Cooperative Extension's urban agriculture program launched the NYC Survey of Agricultural Soils in 2018. After obtaining soil and plant tissue analysis from ten urban farms in NYC, we are expanding the survey in 2019 with the goal of informing best management practices for unique productive urban soils. See our preliminary findings and more information, including a how-to tip sheet for NYC urban farmers on collecting soil samples and getting a soil test.

Food Safety: Critical for the Success of NY Farms

The CDC estimates that each year 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness with over 128,000 hospitalized. According to the Center for Food Integrity, "food safety" is the third most common food topic searched online. The threat to human health from contaminated foods also represents a major financial risk for New York agriculture.

Harvest NY specialists are leading the effort to keep consumers safe and NYS farms and processing businesses successful in the emerging world of food safety. Despite the diversity of sectors we serve, each of our program areas touch on this topic; from the 4,600+ NY dairy farms, the 64,000 dairy processing jobs, to the 8.5 million residents of New York City. Although we focus on many other issues, Harvest NY recognizes that food safety is essential for New York farmers and consumers.

Read a report about our food safety work across NYS

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