Upcoming GAP sessions to prepare for USDA produce audits

Vegetable/fruit producer? Get the latest information on food safety practices and prepare for a USDA audit. Missouri Enterprise is partnering with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, and the Missouri Workforce Development and Investment Boards to help food growers enhance food safety procedures and practices.

Through these 6-hour Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) workshops, you will have a better understanding of what is expected to pass a USDA produce audit. This class will get you ready for the audit and take the next step towards GAP certification. GAP is a voluntary audit that verifies that fruits and vegetables are produced as safely as possible to minimize risks of microbial food hazards. It is more important than ever to ensure the food you produce for public consumption is safe. Sign up soon as capacity for each class is 10 participants. All events at http://missourienterprise.org/events.

Upcoming GAP sessions:

Feb. 2, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (deadline to register is Jan. 30)
Missouri Job Center
2900 E. Sunshine
Springfield, Mo 65804

Cape Girardeau
Feb. 16, 8 a.m. – 2 pm. (deadline to register is Feb. 14)
Workforce Development Board of Southeast Missouri
760 S Kingshighway, Suite C
Cape Girardeau, Mo 63703

Jefferson City
March 2, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (deadline to register is Feb. 27)
Missouri Job Center
1716 Four Seasons Dr., Suite 101
Jefferson City, Mo 65101

March 9, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (deadline to register is March 7)
Barton Farm Campus
96 S. E 8th Ave.
Trenton, Mo 64683