The importance of food safety practices at the grower level to reduce foodborne pathogen risk was highlighted by recent produce outbreaks. Educational programs promoting the adoption of food safety practices will assist producers in managing risk and regulatory changes. A broad range of participants attended a two-series GAPs workshop program within a 4-month period (one workshop for increasing knowledge and one focusing on behavior change). Topics included: liability, food safety, water quality, manure management, worker health and hygiene as well as regulations. Eight workshops in Washington and Oregon were conducted. Evaluations were performed after the first and second workshops as well as one year after workshop completion to assess knowledge and behavior changes regarding GAPs and food safety practices. Programs were promoted and conducted through several organizations, including the Washington State Farmers Market Association, Tilth Producers of Washington and the WSU “Cultivating Success” program.
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