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Food safety workshops to be held in September on Oahu, Hawaii Island

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Jim Hollyer, (808) 956-9539
ADAP Project Manager, College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources
Posted: Aug 20, 2012

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA), a prominent national trade organization supporting the fresh produce supply chain, will deliver two one-day workshops--one on O‘ahu and one on the Big Island--to help Hawai‘i farmers, distributors, exporters and processors of fresh produce to develop and implement food safety plans.

This is a joint effort with the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture, Costco, Safeway, Subway and Sodexo.

HAWAI‘I ISLAND WORKSHOP
Date: Tuesday, September 18
Where: Hamakua Mushrooms, 36-221 Manowai‘opae Homestead Rd., Laupahoehoe, HI
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m., Registration/continental breakfast
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Food Safety Training workshop
Cost: Early bird registration $25.00 (until September 17); on-site registration $35.00
Lunch provided with registration
To register with a credit card, visit http://hilogapsmeeting.eventbrite.com

O‘AHU WORKSHOP
Date: Wednesday, September 19
Where: Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture Plant Quarantine Conference Room,1849 Auiki St., Honolulu, HI
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m., Registration/continental breakfast
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Food Safety Training workshop
Cost: Early bird registration $25.00 (until September 17); on-site registration $35.00
Lunch provided with registration
To register with a credit card, visit http://oahugapsmeeting.eventbrite.com

Consumers value fresh and local produce.  But, above all, they want to be able to trust the quality and safety of the products they buy.

Attendees will better understand evolving supplier food safety requirements as well as the needs of other retailers and restaurants. After the workshops, they will learn how to implement food safety plans and protect their businesses.

Through presentations, hands-on demonstrations and discussions with national experts, participants will gain a better understanding of the importance of their roles as a farmers, distributors, exporters or processors. They will also get the tools needed to build their own customized food safety plans based on their specific business models.

Join Hawai‘i’s leading farmers, distributors, exporters and processors for one of these important sessions and stay ahead of the food safety curve.

For preliminary agenda and mail-in registration, see http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ctahr/farmfoodsafety/?page_id=956.

For additional information, contact:
Luisa Castro, UH CTAHR
UH-CTAHR, Maui Cooperative Extension Service
Ph: (808) 244-3242 ext. 232
e-mail: luisac@hawaii.edu