Coronavirus: Information, Resources, and Updates for New Mexico’s Local Food and Farming Community

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FOOD SAFETY TRAINING

Whether you are new to food safety concepts, would like to learn more about how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will impact you, or are thinking about having a third party audit, the NMFMA's Food Safety Training program will help you prepare. The NMFMA currently offers the following trainings:

Online Produce Safety Risk Assessment Training:

During the COVID-19 crisis all in-person trainings have been replaced with an online course. Read the complete list of training requirements and how to get started in the FAQs here. These trainings support the requirements for the New Mexico Public Education Departments Approved Supplier Program for the 2020-2021 school year. The deadline for returning and new vendors is June 1, 2020. 

Open source viewing of the NMFMA's food safety video modules (no quizzes or course certificate)

Introduction

Part 1: Land Use

Part 2: Critters 

Part 3: Agricultural Water

Part 4: Workers

Part 5: Sanitation

Part 6: Traceability

Tier 1 Workshops: (Canceled until further notice)

Farmers will leave the training with a basic understanding of what food safety Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) look like on a farm, and prepare to develop a Risk-Based Food Safety Plan, if desired. 

Tier 2 Workshops: (Canceled until further notice)

This workshop walks farmers through the process of completing a Risk-Based Food Safety Plan. The plan will be customized to each farmer and their unique farm; it will act as each farms' operations manual to ensure continuous improvement and implementation of food safety practices. The completed Risk-Based Food Safety Plan will be benchmarked to the Harmonized GAP standard, preparing farmers for future Tier 3 training.

Tier 3 Workshops: (Canceled until further notice)

This is a one-on-one training for farmers wishing to complete GAP certification.

Visit the Training and Events page to see the current schedule and to register.