Voluntary Food Safety Certification Training Sessions Offered April 2 & 9 in Georgetown

Training will be offered for both Small Scale and Wholesale Producers at the Sussex County Extension Office in April. 

Level 1 (Small Scale) Training Session (3hrs)
Date: Thursday, April 2
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Dinner Provided
Registration: Call Kim Lewis at 302-856-2585 ext. 542 or kimlewis@udel.edu by March 31.

Level 2 (Wholesale) Training Sessions (6 hrs total)
Dates: Thursday, April 2 & Thursday, April 9 
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m. on both dates
Dinner Provided
Registration: Call Kim Lewis at 302-856-2585 ext. 542 or kimlewis@udel.edu by March 31.

Not Sure Which Session to Attend?  

Level 1 Training: (Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) only, one session – 3 hrs)
This training is for growers who sell to the end user or have such limited wholesale that they can trace produce back without formal traceback procedures.  This training is for growers who market only through:

  • Direct market (roadside stand and farmers market)
  • U-Pick
  • CSA
  • Limited local wholesale (sell only small amounts to three or fewer shops, restaurants, local small stores or local farm stands)

Level 2 Training: (Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP), two sessions – 3 hrs each and includes writing your own produce food safety plan).  

This training is for:

  • Growers who should have a produce food safety plan and traceback procedures in place.
    Growers who need to have a third party audit or are being requested to have a third party audit by buyers.
    All growers that also have packing operations or packing sheds for the wholesale market.
  • Growers who deliver wholesale to any supermarkets or chains.
  • Growers who deliver wholesale to more than three farm stands, restaurants, local shops, or stores.
  • Growers who sell at auctions (no matter what quantity).
  • Growers who sell to food service companies, food distributors, packers, repackers, or other produce wholesalers.
  • Growers who sell to terminal markets or wholesale markets.
  • Growers who sell to schools, government entities, or institutions.

Consider your future plans when attending. If you plan to start wholesaling as part of your business in the future, you should attend Level 2 training.

Questions?  Contact Cory Whaley at (302) 856-2585 ext 594, whaley@udel.edu or Tracy Wootten at (302) 856-2585 ext. 538, wootten@udel.edu

We look forward to seeing you in April.

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