FSMA: What You Need to Know
with Lisa McKeag, Vegetable Production & Food Safety Specialist, UMass Extension
Tuesday, March 7, 5:30-8:30 PM
Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St, Lenox MA
$10 for Berkshire Grown members (all 5 workshops for $40); $20 for non-members.
RSVPs required. Register Here.
Supper will be provided.
Have questions about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule and what it means for your farm? Unsure of what you have to comply with and when? Or why any of this even matters? This workshop will provide an overview of the requirements of FSMA, including exemptions and the compliance timeline for small and medium-sized farms. We’ll also discuss general good practices for produce safety and why recognizing contamination risks and making food safety improvements on your farm is good business even if you are exempt from the law. There will be plenty of time for questions!
Leave armed to tackle any existing issues on your farm and confident in how to move forward in complying with FSMA.
Note: details and logistics for FSMA enforcement will vary by state; this workshop will highlight any key state-level differences that will impact farms in the Berkshire region, and will provide contact information for the key people in each state who can address further questions.
Lisa McKeag, UMass Extension Vegetable Production and Food Safety Specialist:
Lisa McKeag is an Educator with the University of Massachusetts Extension Vegetable Program. She works with commercial vegetable producers around the state on issues of importance to growers, including Integrated Pest Management and Produce Safety.