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The Agricultural Justice Project will hold a three day training for Food Justice Certification (FJC) for reviewers and inspectors in Deerfield, MA, April 2 – 5, 2018 at Woolman Hill Conference Center. Please register now to participate! The training is for organic certification staff, organic inspectors and representatives of worker organizations who would like to participate in implementing Food Justice Certification on farms and food businesses across North America
COURSE ​DESCRIPTION: ​The ​Current ​Good ​Manufacturing ​Practice, ​Hazard ​Analysis, ​and ​Risk-based ​Preventive ​Controls ​for ​Human ​Food ​FDA ​regulation ​is ​intended ​to ​ensure ​safe ​manufacturing/processing, ​packing ​and ​holding ​of ​food ​products ​for ​human ​consumption ​in ​the ​United ​States. ​The ​regulation ​requires ​that ​certain ​activities ​must ​be ​completed ​by ​a ​“preventive ​controls ​qualified ​individual” ​who ​has ​“successfully ​completed ​training ​in ​the ​development ​and ​application ​of ​risk-based ​preventive ​controls.” ​This ​course ​developed ​by ​the ​FSPCA ​is ​the ​“standardized ​curriculum” ​recognized ​by ​FDA; ​successfully ​completing ​this ​course ​is ​one ​way ​to ​meet ​the ​requirements ​for ​a ​“preventive ​controls ​qualified ​individual.” ​To ​complete ​the ​course, ​a ​participant ​must ​be ​present ​for ​the ​entire ​workshop ​and ​actively ​participate ​in ​all ​of ​the ​presented ​exercises.
A week long training for veterans interested in farming
The School of the New American Farmstead at Sterling College is offering the course “Introduction to Teamster Skills: Working Horses and Cattle” for those interested in exploring the advantages of a draft animal-powered farm.
Learn to use your educational garden to develop a learning community in order to prevent bullying and biased behavior, celebrate diversity in its many forms, advocate for inclusion and social justice.
Join the 21-Day Challenge to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership.
Longtime Orchardist Ike Kershner Leads Practical Training Workshop
Become a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI) through this FSMA food safety training.
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Join this facilitated discussion on human beings’ connection and responsibility to our environment.
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