Melon growers and sellers can review the challenges of 2012 and learn about new research and initiatives for this year at “Melon Food Safety: 2012 and Beyond.” The event will be held Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest-Purdue Agricultural Center in Vincennes, IN.
There will be instruction in safe handling practices for growers and discussion on the prevention and investigation of foodborne illness.
Session topics include food safety guidelines and practices for cantaloupe and watermelon, Purdue University food safety research, and consumer produce handling. Additionally, there will be a review of the 2012 Salmonella outbreak in cantaloupe and the Indiana State Department of Health’s Produce Safety Initiative for 2013.
Registration is $15 per person and is due by Jan. 22. To download a registration form, click here.
For more information, contact Liz Maynard at 219-531-4200, ext. 4206, or firstname.lastname@example.org.