Nearly every state in the United States has a cottage food law that allows for the sale of low-risk foods produced in a home kitchen. However, these laws vary widely between states. Differences include types of products that can be made and sold, annual sales limits, and how or where the food can be sold. Join us for a webinar on April 27 that will cover the specifics of the cottage food laws in California and Washington states. Dr. Erin DiCaprio from the University of California, Davis and Dr.
Are you an organic processor who’s confused about what types of food safety preventative controls you need to implement in your operation? If so, you're in the right place. Join us on March 8, the new date for our Hazard Analysis Webinar for Organic Food Processors. During the webinar, we will walk through the process of hazard analysis, which is the first step to implementing preventative controls.
Does your business fall into the fully covered category of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule? If so, join the CCOF Foundation in November for the third webinar in our FSMA 101 for Organic Processors series, where we will go over the requirements for a fully covered facility, review required training, and walk through the process for registering with FDA.
Your food business must fully comply with the FSMA Preventive Controls Rule if
Is your food business eligible for a qualified exemption under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule? If so, join us in October for the second webinar in our FSMA 101 for Organic Processors series and find out what you need to do to comply as a Qualified Exempt operation.
As growers in the Central Coast region face increased regulation of nitrogen discharges from their farms, they need new ways to capture excess nitrogen and reduce erosion. While winter cover cropping is a highly effective way to scavenge soil nitrate and prevent leaching, the need for intensive management of residues can discourage growers from using this strategy.
Recently passed federal regulations require food processors to meet certain food safety standards. Join us for this webinar series to learn what your business needs to do to comply. Through the nine-part series, we will walk through the different compliance categories of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for food processors, as well as review what each category of businesses needs to do to comply. Then we’ll dive deeper into food safety topics such as hazard analysis and validation.
Join the CCOF Foundation and the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) on April 13 for a webinar that will help food hubs and other local food buyers (including farms in some cases) understand how to verify their farm suppliers in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Are you a farmer or prospective farmer in inland Southern California who wants to learn more about organic farming methods and regulations? Attend the free Zoom workshop, Introduction to Small Scale Organic Farming, on December 15, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., taught by the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE).
Join the CCOF Foundation on November 17 for a webinar that highlights the innovative ways farms and local food businesses like restaurants, bakeries, and candymakers have joined forces to support each other and pivot marketing in light of COVID-19 restrictions.