Good Agricultural Pracitces (GAP) workshops for Small Farm Operators

Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Greenville, SC, October 26-28 Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, To learn more information, please visit the conference website. GAP Certification for the Small Farm Friday October 26th, Pre-Conference Intensive 9:00 am to 12:00 pm NCSU Presenters: Ben Chapman, PhD, Audrey Kreske PhD, and Chris Gunter, PhD Today every farm, large or small, needs […]

International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting, July 24, 2012

Exploring temperature patterns of leafy greens in institutional kitchens  Ellen M. Thomas and Benjamin Chapman Introduction: Leafy greens have been linked to over 40 outbreaks of foodborne illness since 1990. As potential pathogens such as Escherichia coli O157:H7 can grow on or in cut leafy greens at temperatures above 5°C, the U.S. Food and Drug […]

International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting, July 23, 2012

Cross-Contamination Risks in Reusable Grocery Shopping Bags and Potential Risks to Patrons: A Model Applied to Leafy Greens E. coli O157:H7 Allison Smathers, Benjamin Chapman, and Trevor Phister Reusable polypropylene-grocery shopping bags have increased in popularity as a method to reduce environmental impact of plastic one-use bags. In 2010, researchers found eight percent of used-reusable […]

School Nutrition Association of North Carolina Annual Conference

More than 1000 child nutrition professionals from across North Carolina participated in training activities, competed in culinary arts contests and participated in training by the Child Nutrition Services Section of the Department of Public Instruction. The goal of the conference was to better equip Child Nutrition employees to meet the new guidelines in order to […]

HACCP In Your School refresher

February 10, 2012 Elluminate Session School HACCP Refresher – presentation highlighting changes to the manual and slide set   Handwashing versus Hand sanitizer Barfblog post Liquid Soap Vs Hand sanitizer Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2010pdf CDC handwashing   Infosheet on washing chickens   Sanitation principles Iowa State Extension – Sanitation  

Fresh produce safety for small scale intensive vegetable and fruit producers workshop

On November 12, Dr. Chris Gunter and I presented at the 26th annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference hosted by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. Our presentation, “Fresh produce safety for small scale intensive vegetable and fruit producers” discussed good agricultural practices (GAPs) and the opening markets project. Attendants ranged from small farmers to representatives from industry […]

Good agricultural practices and the Opening markets project

Below are Audrey Kreske’s slides from a guest lecture in the Advanced organic crop production class at Central Carolina Community College, Pittsboro campus. Read more at the Opening markets project website. Here is the presentation.