Angela Laury Shaw
Food Science and Human Nutrition

515-294-0868
angelaml@iastate.edu

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Registration is open for six Good Agricultural Practice workshops that will be offered this spring by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

The Good Agricultural Practice workshop scheduled for Nov. 19 in Sioux City has been cancelled. Those who registered for the workshop may transfer their registration to another upcoming GAP workshop from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

If foodservice workers don’t follow food safety procedures, there is a chance the salad will arrive with a side order of foodborne illness. That’s why Iowa State University and Kansas State University have teamed up to create a set of posters demonstrating safe handling of leafy greens for foodservice operations.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct GAP workshops for fruit and vegetable growers in Indianola and Sioux City. The one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct Level 1 and Level 2 workshops covering Good Agricultural Practices for fruit and vegetable producers beginning in October. The one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.

Specialty crop growers interested in food safety certification and risk management for their farms should plan to attend a Mock GAP Audit Workshop Aug. 26 in Cedar Rapids.

Food safety specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are offering six online sessions to answer food safety questions from educators, consumers and others who want to keep food safe this summer.

A three-day Basic Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points training designed for people in the food industry who want to understand and be trained in the HACCP system for manufacturing safe food will be offered April 17-19 on the Iowa State University campus.

Communities, local food networks and county extension offices have the opportunity to schedule spring 2014 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Good Agricultural Practices workshops for local growers.

Iowans should feel free to eat fresh produce and enjoy summer’s bounty, but also take care to handle these foods safely, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.