Our extension programs engage food producers, packers and processors to enhance food safety systems from farm-to-table. Programs include food safety on the farm, such as Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) as well as food safety systems during packing and processing, such as Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Food Microbiology and Better Process Control Schools (BPCS). Outreach related to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has become priority in recent years.
Documented impacts from the programs above demonstrate that participants increase knowledge of food safety and implement additional food safety practices within their operations as a result of participation in our extension programs.
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