Apr 02, 2010 — More than year ago peanut butter made in the southern U.S. sickened hundreds of people and killed as many as nine. The outbreak set off a scramble to make food safer. Large and small farms across the country are being urged, and in some cases required by markets, to implement food safety plans or hire outside experts to cerify their practices.
But there are questions about how much the push for "food safety" will make food...safer. Peter Payette has more on the story.
April 14 and 15, the Cornell Cooperative Extension's Learning Farm in Canton is hosting a two-day workshop to help farmers develop food safety plans that focus on prevention. The all-day sessions are for farmers whose buyers are requiring third party verification of their food safety practices, or for farmers who are thinking about becoming certified. call 315-788-8450 x268 for more information.Go to full article