Subject: Registration Open for Produce Safety Webinar on November 16 - Addressing Food Safety When Purchasing Fresh Produce
On November 16, USDA and SNF are offering the second produce safety webinar in our four-part webinar series during SY2011-12. As past participants of Produce Safety University, you may be interested in attending or sharing the link with others. Registration is available at: www.schoolnutrition.org/producepurchasing
This webinar will include the following speakers:
· Loren LaCorte, USDA FNS, speaking on procurement regulations and the geographic preference rule.
· Stew Eidel and Sarah Trist, Maryland Department of Education
· Diane Duncan-Goldsmith, Iowa City Community School District
Stew, Sarah, and Diane have all been to Produce Safety University and will be a talking about experiences in success stories in Maryland and Iowa. There will be a follow up "Peer-to-Peer" Call for more questions and answers on November 22.
If you missed the GAPs and school gardens webinar but would like to view the archive, it will be available on November 14 at www.schoolnutrition.org/schoolgardens.
Julie Skolmowski, MPH, RD, SNS
Food Safety Specialist
Office of Food Safety
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
3101 Park Center Drive, 5th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22302