Development of Storage and Handling, Transport, and Processing Equipment Training Modules for USDA-APHIS Biotechnology Regulatory Services

Mark Hanna, Faculty, Ag & Biosystems Engineering and Darren Jarboe, P&S, Center for Crops Utilization Research

Situation:

Opportunities are developing in grain and oilseed markets for marketing of product-differentiated, identity-preserved crops.  Growers and smaller boutique-type processors likely to serve these markets require assistance to develop machine sanitation methods.  To maintain product quality, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) inspectors also require training.  Iowa State University has previously developed material on field equipment sanitation. 

Objective:

To develop written training modules on safe clean-out and inspection procedures for storage and handling, transport, and processing equipment sanitation for cleaners and inspectors. 

Activities/Output:

Training Modules

Hanna, H. M., and D. H. Jarboe.  2006.  Storage and handling equipment inspection training module. In USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Inspection training guide,  USDA-APHIS Biotechnology Regulatory Services.

Hanna, H. M., and D. H. Jarboe.  2006.  Transport equipment inspection training module. In USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Inspection training guide, USDA-APHIS Biotechnology Regulatory Services.

Hanna, H. M., and D. H. Jarboe.  2005.  Processing equipment inspection training module. In USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Inspection training guide, USDA-APHIS Biotechnology Regulatory Services.

Grants

$69,462   Development of Grain Storage and Handling, Transport, and Processing Equipment Training Modules.  Mark Hanna and Darren Jarboe.  USDA-APHIS Biotechnology Regulatory Services. 

 

Impact/Outcomes:

      Previous plant and harvest modules as well as new storage and handling module were used in inspector training sessions for 60 federal USDA-APHIS inspectors.

      Educational material on equipment sanitation delivered at a statewide Extension conference was later requested by a private parent seed company and presented for grower stewardship training.

      Grower and seed industry groups are starting to request earlier developed educational materials on equipment sanitation.  Agribusinesses developing these emerging identity-preserved markets are beginning to use these materials.

September 2006

121 - Adding Value and Enhancing Agricultural Products

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