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Produce Traceability App

This new app was developed by Cal Jamerson, Produce Safety Extension Associate, K-State Research and Extension

To help small produce farmers track their produce operation from farm to buyer, a new Traceability App for Produce Growers is available.

The app allows the grower to map their fields, designate a code for each commodity grown, generate a harvest date and lot code, and create a product sticker to print out the information and adhere to the packaging. These lot codes can also be added to invoices for the buyers.

This tool will enhance the small produce growers ability to track their crops and in the case of a recall, that product can be easily tracked back to a specific field.

Learn more at www.ksre.k-state.edu/foodsafety/produce/index.html.

 

Farmers Market Publications Updated

KSRE and KDA have updated three publications, available from
www.ksre.k-state.edu/foodsafety/topics/market.html, for farmers market vendors and others on the following topics:

  • Food Labeling for Kansas Food Producers and Processors;
  • Food Safety for Kansas Farmers Markets: Regulations and Best Practices;
  • Sampling Safely at Kansas Farmers Markets, Farm Stands, and Related Events

These publications are now available in Spanish. Note also that we update or check these publications every January, so the versions on the website are current.

 

Regional Farmers Market Workshops

KSRE is again working with the Kansas Department of Ag and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to put on regional workshops for current and prospective Farmers Market vendors, as well as a state farmers market conference for farmers market managers and related personnel. Registration for the regional workshops is $20.

Locations and dates for 2017 are listed below. A website with more information and link to online registration is available from http://bit.ly/2ig3NGB.

  • Wichita – February 4
  • Olathe- February 10
  • Girard- February 11
  • Hays- February 17

The State Conference will be held in Manhattan, KS from March 16-17, 2017.

Contact Londa Nwadike, lnwadike@ksu.edu, for more information on the workshops and conference. View more at www.ksre.k-state.edu/foodsafety/