This project addressed food safety risks through farm
based training and expanded specialty crop producer’s understanding of their
food safety risks and the benefits associated with developing a food safety
plan. The National Center for Appropriate Technology and its partners implemented 3 trainings, 1 Group GAP workshop, and developed instructional videos that demonstrate the fundamental
components of a food safety plan with Montana farm-based examples. These trainings
and videos took place on Montana produce farms that have implemented GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices) food safety
plans. These farm-based examples provided tangible, practical and
affordable solutions and implementation strategies to on-farm food safety. While the trainings featured farm based examples and a mock audit, the timing was difficult to encourage participation. Most farmers in Montana are exempt from the FSMA food safety standards. While most of the participants have started writing their food safety plans, most have not fully implemented it.
Number of Participants: 1805
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REPORTS & EVALUATIONS
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