GAPs Workshops – Hilo & Oahu

Food Safety for Hawai‘i Farmers, Distributors, Exporters and Processors

Consumers value fresh and local produce, but above all, they want to trust in the quality and safety of the products they buy. That’s why the Produce Marketing Association (PMA), the national trade organization supporting the fresh produce supply chain, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa-CTAHR, the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture, Costco, Safeway, Subway, and Sodexo, have joined forces to deliver two one-day workshops uniquely-tailored to help Hawai‘i farmers develop and implement a food safety plan for their farm. By attending, you will better understand the evolving supplier food safety requirements as well as the needs of other retailers and restaurants. Above all, you will learn how to implement food safety plans and protect your business.

Through presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and discussions with national experts, you will gain a better understanding of the importance of your role as a farmer, distributor, exporter or processor. You will also get the tools needed to build your own customized food safety plan; based on your entity’s specific business model. Join Hawai‘i’s leading farmers, distributors, exporters and processors for one of these important sessions and stay ahead of the food safety curve.  See Save the Date flyer here.

Workshop Agendas (working versions)

HAWAII ISLAND WORKSHOP
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 18
Where:  Hamakua Mushrooms, 36-221 Manowaiopae Homestead Rd., Laupahoehoe, HI
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Registration/continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Food Safety Training workshop
Cost: Early bird registration $25.00 (until Sept. 17) On-site registration $35.00
Lunch provided with registration
To register with a credit card: http://hilogapsmeeting.eventbrite.com

OAHU WORKSHOP
Date: Wednesday, Sept 19
Where: Hawai’i Department of Agriculture Plant Quarantine Conference room, 1849 Auiki St., Honolulu, HI
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Registration/continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Food Safety Training workshop
Cost: Early bird registration $25.00 (until Sept. 17) On-site registration $35.00
Lunch provided with registration
To register with a credit card: http://oahugapsmeeting.eventbrite.com

For additional information and mail-in (click here for Word file) registration:
Luisa Castro, UH CTAHR
UH-CTAHR, Maui Cooperative Extension Service