OMAF and MRA offer in person on-farm food safety
workshops to organizations as requested. Sessions are delivered
by OMAF food safety staff and can be tailored to meet the needs
of your particular group. The modules that are normally covered
in these learning opportunities include: Worker Training and Record
Keeping, Worker Practices, Pre and Post-Harvest Water, Cleaning
and Sanitizing, Pest Control, Building Maintenance and Visitors,
and Soil Amendments.
These workshops will help you identify potential
food safety hazards on your farm operation and outline practices
that you can take that will help reduce those risks. Farm operators,
managers and workers will benefit from these interactive sessions.
Attendance will also help strengthen your application for Growing
Forward 2 funds, if you are seeking financial assistance for planning,
assessment or implementation of a food safety program.
The Food Safety Team Lead will help you put together
a workshop specific to your group's needs. These sessions are
ideal for producer groups of 10 or more people and can be held
at a location of your choosing or at a local OMAFRA office. Please
to start the process.