Hartnell’s 12th Western Food Safety Summit

Publish Date: 
Apr 28, 2017

Hartnell’s 12th Western Food Safety Summit

SALINAS, Calif. - The Agricultural Business and Technology Institute of Hartnell College will host the twelfth year of the Western Food Safety Summit.  This year’s theme is Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Rules and Applied Food Safety Science. The event will convene at the Mainstage Theatre (Building K) on the Main Campus on May 3 and 4, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA.

Day 1 features current practices, science, and topics related to key FSMA rules as presented by some of the leading experts in the United States.  Day 2 offers US FDA approved Grower Training for the Produce Rule following curriculum developed by the Produce Safety Alliance.  This all-day training includes the in-depth grower-training manual and AFDA certificate of participation that meets FSMA regulation.

Some of the key topics to be featured include: produce rule and resources for growers, water quality – sampling and harvest, legal methods to control animal intrusion, sanitary transportation of human and animal foods rule, sanitation controls in processing facilities as a preventive control, food safety education, foreign supplier verification programs for importers of food for humans and animals, whole genome sequencing science and implications, process controls as preventive controls in food safety plans, and GFSI versus Federal FSMA regulations.

Attendees will get clarification on training requirements to comply with FSMA as well as earn a certificate of participation for the Produce Rule Grower Training.

"The Ag Institute’s Food Safety Industry Advisory committee is excited to offer a full day of current food safety science and technology as well as the new Produce Rule Grower Training prepared by the Produce Safety Alliance,” says Dr. Susan M. Pheasant, Director of Agriculture Business & Technology Institute.  “Participants will become better informed and able to apply specific practices to their own operations to manage risks and increase the basis for a strong culture of food safety,"


For media inquiries the day of the event, you may contact, Dr. Susan Pheasant, spheasant@hartnell.eduTickets are still available at https://give.hartnell.edu/registerdayone  (Day 1) and https://give.hartnell.edu/registerdaytwo (Day 2 only).

Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 17,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.