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2023 Good Agricultural Practices Training Policy Update

Since beginning its work in 2021, CFAES’s Fresh Produce Working Group has outlined several safety recommendations for how to enhance the safety of food products as they enter the supply chain. One results of the group’s work, led by Dr. Melanie Ivey and Dr. Sanja Ilic, was the development of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training. This educational opportunity was created to share food safety information with anyone directly working with food (on farms, in gardens and other controlled environments for sale or donation purposes) as it enters the food supply. This training is not a requirement of producers, but it is a marketing tool they can use to differentiate their products from those of their competitors.

There are two resources we’d like to share with you:

  • Overview of how we are addressing the need for training within Extension – click here
  • Update on the 2023 growing season – click here