Food Safety for Wholesale and Retail Producers February 23rd and February 25th 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
• Good Agricultural Practices
• Good Hygiene Practices
• Food Safety Manager Certification
This two day course will provide attendees the demonstrated knowledge they will need to prepare for an inspection by the USDA, FDA or state and local authorities. The material covered will be good agricultural practices, good hygiene practices, HACCP, facilities design, microorganisms, food safety practices and sanitation. In addition to the training, the application process will be covered in order to apply for licensing. Students will receive a 1GB flash drive that contains all applicable federal, state and local laws. At the end of the class, a ServSafe Manager exam will be given for certification.
Optional Illinois FSSMC is available for a $35 fee made out to the Illinois Department of Public Heath.
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Instructor Sheri Saskowski is a credentialed food safety and sanitation instructor, certified by the National Environmental Health Association, ServSafe, the State of Illinois, and more. Additional qualifications she has obtained include the Certified Professional of Food Safety (CP-FS) credential by the National Environmental Health Association and certifications by Cornell University in Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Produce Safety. She currently provides ServSafe Manager and ServSafe Handler courses in the Quad Cities and is a Contracted Food Safety Instructor by Northeast Iowa Community College in Dubuque.
This program made possible, in part, by a grant to EICCD from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services
Join us Saturday morning, January 24th from 10:00 – 11:00 AM when QCFH hosts expert seed saver Glenn Drowns of Sand Hill Preservation Center, located in Calamus, Iowa. Seed Swap 11:00 – 1:00. Also on hand to answer questions will be area seed saving gardeners and farmers, Heilmann Hawkeye Acres’ Cindy Heilmann; Quad Cities Edible Landscape founder, Chris Rice; and Healthy Harvest’s Chad Summers.
January 31, 2015 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: Quad Cities Food Hub
The first annualWashington Gardener Seed Exchangewas held on January 26, 2006. After that event’s success, seed swaps in other cities across the nation have joined in celebrating National Seed Swap Day each year on the last Saturday in January.
Join us atQCFHwhen we host our 3rd annual seed swap on Saturday, January 31st. Local seed saving gardeners and farmers, including Heilmann Hawkeye Acres’ Cindy Heilmann; and Healthy Harvest’s Chad Summers will be on hand to share their knowledge and answer questions.
Stay tuned for details!
Garden Series and related events made possible, in part, by a grant to EICCD from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services
Quad Cities Food Hub has a new partner and will be pairing up with Geneseo, Illinois photographer, Trent Foltz to bring the faces of our farmers to the food hub in 2015.
Another exciting layer, facilitating QCFH’s mission to connect our community to the great folks who grow our food. Trent’s photographs featuring many of our local farmers will be on display at QCFH in the coming year. To learn more about Trent’s work visit Artsy Shark – where Trent is a featured artist.