Still Room in March 21 Produce Safety Workshop

March 7, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio – There’s still space in Ohio State University’s Produce Safety Education Program offered twice on March 21 in Ottawa west of Findlay. The workshop, for growers big and small, looks at science-based ways to make fresh fruits and vegetables safer.

Registration costs $40 and is paid at the door, but a spot can be reserved by calling Ohio State’s Robert McCall in Bowling Green, 419-354-6919, or Ashley Kulhanek in Wooster, 330-202-3555, ext. 2918. Attendance is limited to 50.

Choose from one of two sessions: in the morning from 9 a.m.-noon or in the afternoon from 1-4 p.m. Both will be at Ohio State University Extension’s Putnam County office, 124 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa.

Among the topics: Water issues, soil amendments, traceability, consumer perceptions, Good Handling Practices, Good Agricultural Practices and a background on foodborne illnesses.

For more information, call McCall or Kulhanek or visit http://www.producesafety.osu.edu (click on “Program Dates”) or http://go.osu.edu/B7q.

Ohio State’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team is the sponsor.

The same program is being offered on April 4 in Clayton in southwest Ohio and on April 7 in Piketon in the state’s southeast.

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Author(s): 
Kurt Knebusch
Source(s): 
Ashley Kulhanek