Please distribute widely!
Small food processors, producers and food entrepreneurs are invited to participate in a series of discussion forums on Michigan food safety regulations. As the Michigan Food Law is improved and revised, these forums provide an opportunity for small and medium size farm operators and food entrepreneurs to provide input on food safety and how regulations affect them. The forums are hosted by Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS) with funding from the Michigan Department of Agriculture in order to learn more about perceptions and experiences of food safety regulations and discover if and how regulations have constrained the viability of small food businesses.
Pre-registration is requested; you can register at www.miffs.org/foodsafetyforums.asp. These forums will take place throughout the month of March at the following locations:
March 2, 2011 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the NEW Center, 1100 N. Main St., Ann Arbor
March 9, 2011 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Portage Public Library, 300 Library Lane, Portage
March 15, 2011 from 9 – 11 a.m. at Michigan State University (MSU) Extension - Bay County, 515 Center Ave., Bay City
March 25, 2011 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at MSU Extension - Mecosta County, 14485 Northland Dr., Big Rapids
March 30, 2011 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Holiday Inn, 1201 W. Main St., Gaylord
For further details, contact Jenifer Buckley, Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 355-5962. Please see the attached flyer for more information.