Food Safety Training workshop set


CHESTERHILL, Ohio — Farmers and food system stakeholders are invited to attend Good Agricultural Practices Food Safety Training from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Marion Community Center, 7474 College St., Chesterhill.

The morning session features Food Safety Modernization Act updates, local health regulations and other food safety information, presented by the group Rural Action. The afternoon session features Hal Kneen of Ohio State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team, part of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, who will give food safety training, including on food-borne pathogen costs and impacts, strategies for controlling food safety hazards, food safety at all stages of production, and food safety plan writing.


Registration for the program is $20. A limited number of scholarships are available. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Lunch is available for a small donation.

To register or apply for a scholarship, contact Tom Redfern, 740-677-4047,



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