Southwest Michigan Food Safety Conference for Local Produce Growers and Food Operators

Date: March 2, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Kalamazoo Valley Groves Center, 7107 Elm Valley Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Contact: Mariel Borgman,

How will Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) affect your farm or food operation? Attend this session to learn more! Focus on small scale farms and food businesses.

Topics include:

  • FSMA Preparation – Appropriate Solutions for Small Scale Farms and Food Operators Speakers: Tim Slawinski (MDARD), Phil Tocco (MSU Extension), and Mariel Borgman (MSU Extension at the Kalamazoo Valley Food Innovation Center)
  • Food Safety Manuals & SOPs – Importance of documentation for GAP and Group GAP Speakers: Michelle Walk (MSU Extension) and Vivien McCurdy (KVCC)
  • Panel Discussion – Good Agricultural Practice Certification and other Inspections Speakers: Phil Tocco, Tim Slawinski, and local farmers

Register at Cost is $20 per person and includes lunch. Deadline for registration is Feb. 27, 2016.

In partnership with MSU Extension and Kalamazoo County Health Department.

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