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Seminar—Food safety and regulatory requirements related to citrus

Seminar—Food safety and regulatory requirements related to citrus

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

All food safety seminars cost you money except this one:
Seminar—Food safety and regulatory requirements related to citrus

Pre-registration is required. No registration fee and lunch is free Thanks to Ed Early with FMC Corporation.
To reserve a seat, call 863 674 4092 or send an e-mail to Dr. Mongi Zekri at maz@ufl.edu

Approved CEUs:
2 CEUs for certified crop advisors (CCAs)
2 CEUs for pesticide license renewal

Location: Southwest Florida Research & Education Center, Immokalee
Date & time: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon.
Speakers: Matt Krug, Callie Walker, and Dr. Mark Ritenour
Program Coordinator: Dr. Mongi Zekri, UF-IFAS
Program Sponsor: Ed Early with FMC Corporation

Agenda

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Matt Krug, UF-IFAS
An Introduction to Produce Safety for Citrus Growers
-overview of produce safety rule implementation
-foodborne pathogens of concern
-routes of contamination (workers, soil amendments, wildlife, equipment/tools, water)
-Potential Exemptions and Recordkeeping

10:50 AM – 11:40 AM
Dr. Mark Ritenour, UF-IFAS
Agricultural Water
-Risks that impact microbial safety of water
-Risks associated with different water application methods
-Water testing and criteria
-Water treatment options and monitoring
-Postharvest water (very brief mention of the most important key points)
-Postharvest handling (very brief mention of the most important key points)

11:40 AM – 12:00 Noon
Callie Walker, FDACS, DPI
Regulatory Requirements for EU Shipment
-Grower Requirements: Surveying and Harvesting Permits
-Harvester/Hauler Requirements: Field Ticket Requirements
-Quarantine Area