The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the N.C. Food Safety and Defense Task Force are hosting a workshop on preventing and managing food recalls Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Eaddy Building, 4300 Reedy Creek Road in Raleigh. The workshop is intended for home-based food businesses, shared-use kitchens, food, meat processing plants and co-packers. It will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A recall can be particularly damaging to new and smaller food companies. Troxler says entrepreneurs can take several steps to prevent a recall from happening and prepare for a recall if it does occur.
The workshop will feature presentations from retailers, health officials, food inspectors and NCDA&CS staff. Topics will include the economics of a food recall; communicating a recall to your customers and the public; common and avoidable mistakes in the food safety chain; and preventing outbreaks of foodborne diseases.
The cost for the workshop is $20, which includes lunch and materials. The registration deadline is Sept. 12. For more information or to register, click here or call Annette Dunlap at 919-707-3117.
Click below to listen to the Commissioner and Rhonda discuss this workshop.
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