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Workshops for Missouri Food Producers

Missouri Enterprise, Mo Department of Agriculture, Mo Workforce Development, Workforce Investment Boards, and the Meat Processors Association team up to hold a variety of food sector workshops and certification sessions throughout the state. From providing the latest food safety regulations and practices, equipping farmers markets with resources to sustain/grow their business, and certifying team members with HACCP, they have your food company covered.

In an era of social media where information about food recalls and foodborne diseases can be shared in seconds to millions of people around the world— it is more important than ever for food producers to  increase safety and elevate public confidence in our food system. In fact, every operation serving/selling food should have a safety system in place that is designed specifically to guarantee that the food being served is safe to eat (*requirements vary based on food sector, product, location, number of employees, etc.). Missouri feeds the world — let’s work towards a safer & more profitable food industry in the Show-Me State.

FARMERS MARKET MANAGERS TRAINING- This 6-hour workshop will help those operating farmers markets or stands understand basic duties, roles of the manager, business processes as well as how to access helpful resources and other tools.

Dates/Cities: Jan. 18 – Jefferson City, Feb. 6 – St. Louis, Feb. 23 – Pettis, March 8 – Springfield

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

HACCP TRAINING & CERTIFICATION- This two-day workshop is specifically designed for meat and poultry producers/processors. It provides the latest on food safety regulations as well as helps producers meet the 20 required hours under the guidelines to obtain certification.

Dates/Cities: Jan. 31/ Feb. 1 – Springfield, Feb.14/15 – Cape Girardeau, Feb. 27/28 – Columbia

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

GAP PREPAREDNESS TRAINING- This half-day workshop provides the latest information on food safety practices to get you ready for the audit and take the next step towards Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification.

Dates/Cities: Feb. 2 – Springfield, Feb. 16 – Cape Girardeau, March 2 – Jefferson City, March 9 – Trenton

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Register for one of these events at missourienterprise.org/events

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