General Farmer’s Market Food Safety Training

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT

General Food Safety Training for MS Certified Farmers’ Market Vendors

 July 16, 2012— Batesville – 9:30 a.m.

     July 16, 2012— Indianola – 2:00 p.m.

July 18, 2012— Jackson  10:00 a.m.

July 18, 2012— Philadelphia   2:30 p.m.

July 20, 2012— Hattiesburg   10:30 a.m.

July 26, 2012— Verona   10:00 a.m.

 The General Farmer’s Market Food Safety Training is a two hour workshop designed to teach the basics of food safety and regulations for processing foods in Mississippi. Whether you have a business that you wish to expand, enter new market avenues, or you are just in the planning stages, the General Farmer’s Market Food Safety Training will be helpful to you. The training will be offered at several locations across the state. This training will qualify you for processing foods that can be sold in local, certified farmers’ markets in Mississippi. This training does not allow you to sell elsewhere or ship interstate.

 Food processors who prepare food products for sale at the MS Certified Farmers’ Markets (farmers’ markets that are certified by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce) must complete a General Farmer’s Market Food Safety Training and have their home kitchen or processing facility permitted by the MS State Department of Health. Please note that is class is the General Food Safety Training and does not include the Acidified Canned Foods Safety Class.

 A General Farmer’s Market Food Safety Training is required for all processed food vendors that attend Mississippi Certified Farmers’ Markets. However, if you have an updated and valid ServSafe Certification from the Mississippi State Department of Health, that will suffice.

 The online registration will be available in the next few days at www.fsnhp.msstate.edu/farmersmarkettraining.

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