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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County’s Agriculture Program: Produce Wash/Pack Line Basics

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Join Robert Hadad, CVP vegetable specialist, to learn about how to design a produce packing line that fits your budget and maximizes efficiency and food safety. This workshop will cover what you need to take into account when designing your line, along with how you can modify an existing system with increased efficiency and what goes into cleaning/sanitizing equipment and facilities. Robert will also discuss how packing line and packing house design fits in with the audit programs like GAPs or with the new Food Safety Modernization Act requirements.

The workshop will be held on Friday, May 14, 2021 from 1-4 PM at Back Porch Produce Farm (10260 Fairview Rd Farmersville Station, NY 14060). Pre-registration is required, participants must wear masks when unable to maintain social distance. COST: $10 per farm payable at the event. To pre-register for this workshop contact Lynn Bliven, [email protected] or phone 585-268-7644 ext. 18 by Thursday, May 13, 2021. 

Produce Wash/Pack Line Basics is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County (CCE-Allegany). The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. For more information, call 525-268-7644 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/allegany. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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