Month: January 2020

In-Person Food Safety Training

Are you a fruit and vegetable grower in need of in-person training to meet the Food Safety Modernization Act requirements? In order to be certified to sell your produce into the marketplace, you must have at least one supervisor who has successfully completed a food safety training recognized by the Food and Drug Administration.

As the Native American Tribal Center for Food Safety Outreach, Education, Training and Technical Assistance, our staff at IFAI can provide this training to you free of charge if we receive a minimum of ten growers registered to attend. To request a training in your area, please reach out to Blake Jackson at gbjackso@uark.edu.

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Certifying Organic Food Products with USDA

Are you a producer looking to certify your organic food products? Join us on January 30, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. CT for our webinar on the USDA National Organic Program. Our staff at the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative will provide an overview of the USDA organic certification process, detail the various categories of organic product labeling, and discuss useful tips for properly registering your organic food products.

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