GAPs Certification Training Workshop: Parsons
May 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
GAPs Food Safety Plan Workshop- this workshop is for people that are interested in getting GAP certified (required by some buyers). After this workshop, you will have templates for all the records and documentation needed for a food safety plan for GAP certification that you can customize to your operation either at the workshop itself or after the workshop.
K-State Research & Extension will provide GAPs certification training and food safety plan development assistance in an upcoming one-day workshop. This training should help your farm successfully complete a USDA GAP audit and will assist you in creating a food safety plan. The workshop will be taught by Cal Jamerson, KSU Produce Safety Extension Associate who has extensive first hand experience getting his family farm USDA GAP Harmonized certified 4 times. He has also helped Kansas farms get GAP/GHP certified. Cal will be providing his food safety plan and logbooks that have been passing USDA GAP audits. You will be able to customize his plan to your operation, allowing you to create an audit- ready food safety plan.
The morning will cover the GAP audit process (costs, who to contact, what to expect), how to create a farm map, keeping practical records from existing templates, and reviewing the core aspects of a food safety plan. Usually this concludes around 1:00pm and the remainder of the day can be spent customizing the template to your farming operation, or you are welcome to leave and do this at home! You will have all the information you need to prepare the needed documents for a GAPs audit.
If you own a laptop please feel free to bring it along to aid in writing the Food Safety plan. Note that the workshop will focus on the GAP/GHP audit, and will also provide information on the Harmonized GAP and the Harmonized GAP Plus+ audit.
Registration: Register online
The cost for each participant will be $15, which includes refreshments and lunch.