FDA Fact Finding Visit for Produce Food Safety GAPs – Wholesale Growers Invited to Town Hall Forum

Friday, September 18, 2009     12:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Pizzadili Winery, 1683 Peach Basket Rd.
Felton, DE 19943

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has arranged a tour and listening session in Delaware for officials of the US Food and Drug Administration regarding produce food safety for wholesale produce growers on Friday, September 18, 2009. This is a fact finding mission for the agency to understand the issues involved in implementing Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices for produce food safety on farms. Dr. Margaret Hamburg, head of the FDA, will be leading this mission. The delegation will be visiting three Delaware produce farms and will have a lunchtime “town hall” style forum to hear from Delmarva produce growers on the issue. Wholesale vegetable and fruit growers are invited to attend this lunch session and meet with the FDA officials. This is an excellent opportunity to have input into the agency that issues guidelines and regulates in the area of produce food safety.

Please contact Gordon Johnson (302) 545-2397 or gcjohn@udel.edu to register and for additional information (we need a head count for lunch).