Do you want to improve quality and safety of fruits and vegetables?
Colorado State University Extension, El Paso County is partnering with the Colorado Produce Safety Collaborative to offer a class on Fresh Produce Cold Chain Management. This class has the option of attending in person or online.
The workshop will be Friday, May 13, 2022 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The topics to be covered include:
• Understanding produce physiology and how precooling systems lead to improved produce quality and maintaining the cold chain
• Cold chain and post-harvest best practices
• Hands-on activities (monitoring temperatures and cleaning and sanitizing)
• Mitigating risks with the system you use, from icing to hydro-cooling to different models of coolers
• Importance of keeping it clean. Food contact surface sanitation and your cold chain practices
• We will have a modified trailer on-site with Cool-Bot technology
Find more information and registration at https://tinyurl.com/yypa9682.
Thanks to the generous support of Friends of Extension in El Paso County and the Colorado Produce Safety Alliance, we are offering a discount for this class. The registration fee is $25 ($100 discount). In-person participants will receive lunch.
If you would like more information regarding the Fresh Produce Cold Chain Management workshop, please contact Michele.Ritchie@colostate.edu.
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