Produce Safety Landscape in the Southern Region for Small Farmers

Webinar Description

Organized by: USDA National Agricultural Library, Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO)

This webinar will provide insight about the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the southern region of the U.S. and its reach as a source of fresh and processed produce across the United States. The Southern Regional Research Center (SRRC) at the University of Florida expands across the largest area of the U.S. territory, in which produce farmers and producers grow fruits and vegetables across the United States. In addition, the USDA NAL is one of five national libraries across the United States and has a unique information center for the food science community entitled the Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO). FSRIO will share information products on the topic of produce safety and resources across the Food Safety webpage, the Research Projects Database, the Research Publication Feed, and the Meet the Experts key information products. Updated tools and resources will be shared with researchers, small and medium sized farmers, students, and federal government partners reaching a target audience of various food safety professionals who are members of the International Association of Food Protection (IAFP).
Learning Objectives:
• To learn about the USDA National Agricultural Library’s Food Safety Research Information Office and its key information products on product safety.
•To learn about the Southern Regional Research Center at the University of Florida and the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
•To learn how to identify tools and resources that are available in the U.S. at the National Agricultural Library that meet the needs of growers and processors of fresh and processed fruits and/or vegetables.

Presenters

  • Michelle Danyluk, Presenter U. of Florida, IFAS CREC and IAFP President Elect
  • Dawanna James-Holly, Presenter USDA NAL, FSRIO
  • Kristin Woods, Presenter Auburn University
  • Zeynep Diker, Moderator FSRIO