Enhancing Grower Knowledge and Implementation of On-Farm Food Safety Practices
|CSANR Project 105||Status: reporting overdue|
|Annual Entries:||X2012:105 (2012)|
Food safety risks present a significant financial threat to specialty crop producers, and on-farm production practices are critical for pathogen risk reduction. The project objective is to increase implementation of on-farm food safety practices and documentation through interactive workshops with growers. This objective is important and timely; growers have an immediate need to implement GAPs practices and documentation to meet regulatory and buyer requirements. This project builds on current WSU extension efforts involving GAPs education for Washington growers. Project impacts include increased opportunities for small farmers to attend food safety workshops to enhance their food safety programs.