Tag Archives: Food safety

Irrigation Water Quality and Mitigating Food Safety Risks

By Rebecca Shortt, Kathryn Carter, and Danielle Visschedyk, OMAFRA Irrigation water can contain pathogens, microorganisms that cause illness or death in humans.  Every time contaminated water comes in direct contact with fruit or vegetables, there is a risk that these … Continue reading

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Free Agri-food Courses to Grow Your Business

from Jenny Huynh, Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Officer, OMAFRA: Are you interested in developing a strong business and growing your success? Sign up for free agri-food online courses and — for a limited time — free in-person workshops. Take advantage … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – June 23, 2017

The first lavender cultivars are close to bloom in some areas and the harvest season will begin shortly (Fig. 1). For bundles and buds, it is best to harvest near the time the first buds begin to open. This is … Continue reading

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New Food Safety and Traceability Online Courses!

By Jennifer Jarvis, Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor, OMAFRA Give your company a competitive edge – take free eLearning courses to learn more about industry best practices and to be more competitive in the marketplace! Access the new Food Safety … Continue reading

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Information on the USDA’s Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA)

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently hosted a webinar entitled , “An Overview of the PACA Complaint Process”.  Information on how to access this webinar and other information on this program is detailed in the message below that was sent out … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for and Respond to a Product Recall

By: Wayne Du, On-Farm Food Safety Specialist, OMAF and MRA Having an effective recall system in place is essential to removing contaminated food products from the supply chain quickly and preventing foodborne illness. Are you ready to conduct a product … Continue reading

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