Thursday, March 5, 2015

Redding seminar offers food safety advice for farms

Cleanliness and good planning were key points of emphasis during a University of California Cooperative Extension-sponsored workshop on how small farmers can comply with food safety regulations. The workshop was held today at Northern Valley Catholic Social Service in Redding.

In the photos, UC-Berkeley ag and food systems specialist Jennifer Sowerwine walks attendees through various information packets offered at the conference, and (from left) Happy Valley grower Johanna Trenerry and Montague pasta producers Martin and Susanna Black take part in a hand-washing exercise.

"I'm definitely interested in learning and doing everything that's required," said Redding grower Mary Ocasion, who hosted a demonstration of food safety practices on her farm in the afternoon.

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