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Cornell’s Produce Safety Alliance Program

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Cornell’s Produce Safety Alliance Program with Elizabeth A. Bihn, Ph.D.

Elizabeth A. Bihn is a Senior Extension Associate in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University. Betsy received her B.S. in Zoology from Ohio State University, M.S. in Horticulture from the University of Florida, and Ph.D. in Food Science from Cornell University.  Betsy is the Director for the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) that was created to assist growers with GAPs understanding and implementation prior to and after final acceptance of the FDA produce safety regulation.  She has been the program coordinator for the National Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Program since 1999 working directly with fresh produce farmers and farm workers.  Betsy regularly conducts GAPs training workshops and has written many award-winning extension publications used by growers to develop farm food safety plans and implement food safety practices.  Her current projects include developing risk-assessment decision trees and the creation of the PSA food safety curriculum.

1. Introduction
2. What is the Produce Safety Alliance Program?
3. What are Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)?
 a. Preventive Controls
 b. Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training Preventive Controls
 c. Soil Amendment Preventive Controls.
 d. Wildlife and Domestic Animal Preventive Controls
 e. Production Water Preventive Controls
 f. Postharvest Water Preventive Controls
 g. Postharvest Handling and Sanitation Preventive Controls
 h. How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
4. What is On-Farm Preventive Controls Training?
5. Conclusion

Elizabeth A. Bihn, Ph.D.
National GAPs Program
630 W. North Street, NYSAES
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 787 2625
Eab38@cornell.edu
www.gaps.cornell.edu
www.producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu

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