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Fresh Produce Safety Workshop Still Open
The registration deadline has been extended on a fresh-produce food-safety workshop in Atlanta. The Nov. 14-16 workshop will focus on making fresh fruits and vegetables safer from the farm to the produce shelves.

The workshop is called "Developing and Implementing GAPs and GMPs for Evaluating Food Safety for the Fresh Produce Industry." (GAPs are good agricultural practices, and GMPs are good manufacturing practices.)

Originally Oct. 12, the registration deadline has been moved to Nov. 2. Just print out a registration form and fax (706-542-9066) or mail it in.

Grower to Packer to Shipper

The program is tailored to the grower, packer, shipper and third-party auditor. University of Georgia scientists and other experts will show how to recognize potential hazards in on-farm, packing and shipping operations. And they'll show how to develop a food safety plan for the participants' specific operations.

It will all begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Holiday Inn Airport North in Atlanta. It will end at noon on Nov. 16. The registration fee is $475 for United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association members or $525 for nonmembers.

For more information, call (706/542-0993), fax (706/542-9066) or e-mail UGA food scientist Bill Hurst.

(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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