These presentations were given at various tomato food safety meetings acrosss the country. This page will be updated as new materials from various presentations are obtained. The files have been converted to PDF and may be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The 4th Tomato Packinghouse Managers Workshop
The objective for the 4th Tomato Packinghouse Managers Workshop, in conjunction with the Florida Tomato Committee, was to familiarize managers responsible for growing, packing and shipping with the newly implemented Audit Manual related to the Florida Tomato Good Agricultural Practices (T-GAP) and Tomato Best Management Practices (T-BMP) Manual. These audits are being used in conjunction with FDACS Fresh Tomato Inspection Law 5G-6. This program was counted as continuing education for these personnel.
Meetings held in Naples on September 2 and 4, 2008 reviewed the Food Safety Audit Form for Tomato Farms and Greenhouses and the Food Safety Audit Form for Tomato Packinghouses. These meetings were sponsored by the Florida Tomato Committee and included representatives from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the University of Florida.
The links below are narrated PowerPoint lectures of that meeting. Each session is broken into two halves. You’ll need to allow pop-ups (check your browser’s preferences) in order to see the presentation.