Baton Rouge, La. (August 31, 2017) The Southern University Land-Grant Campus will host a Produce Safety Alliance Grower’s Training from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on September 25 at the SU Ag Center, 181 B.A. Little Drive, in Baton Rouge, La.
The SU Land-Grant Campus has been holding safety trainings to assist produce growers in improving their safety practices ahead of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) implementation of its Produce Safety Rule. This rule was finalized in November 2015 and sets standards for growing, harvesting, packing and storing fruits and vegetables. It addresses water quality, composting, farm personnel health and hygiene and equipment sanitation among other issues.
Registration for the training is $20 and will include resource materials and lunch.
Participants will also be entered into a drawing for a free trip to the Soil Summit in Houston, Texas scheduled for December 12-13.
The registration deadline is Friday, September 15.