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August 2020

Virtual Meeting: Produce Safety Rule- Regulatory Update Regarding Water: Insights for Various Commodities

August 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
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Ventura County Food Safety Association Creating a Food Safety Platform in our Local Ag Community Food Safety Has No Competition! VIRTUAL MEETING DATE: Thursday, August 20, 2020 MEETING TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM LOCATION: Virtual - GoToMeeting GUEST SPEAKER Dr. Trevor Suslow: PMA – Vice President of Food Safety Topic: Produce Safety Rule- Regulatory Update regarding water: Insights for various commodities Suslow is widely recognized as a produce safety expert by industry, academia, government, and media. During his career…

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October 2020

LGMA Documentation: Requirements and Best Practices Virtual Course

October 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - October 21, 2020 @ 11:30 am PDT
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Oct. 20-21 LGMA Documentation: Requirements and Best Practices Virtual Course Registration Form Course Information Day 1: October 20, 2020 | 9-11:30 AM PT Day 2: October 21, 2020 | 9-11:30 AM PT Location: Virtual (Go To Training) Cost: $25 / person *Participants must attend at least 90% of the course and participate in polls, discussions, and activities to receive a completion certificate. COURSE SUMMARY / RESUMEN DE LA LECCIÓN This course will discuss good documentation practices (GDPs)—the best practices for…

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November 2020

Shane McCoy: Orkin – Board Certified Entomologist – Topic: Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticide ban, Inspection Techniques, Trapping Techniques, Performing Exclusion Work, etc.

November 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST
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GUEST SPEAKER Shane McCoy: Orkin – Board Certified Entomologist Topic:  Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticide ban, Inspection Techniques, Trapping Techniques, Performing Exclusion Work, etc. Other Items to Discuss:  End of year summary, and elections. REGISTRATION OPENS Nov 1ST:  VCFSA.ORG/EVENTS This program is free to VCFSA members (up to 3 attendees per company) Non-Members $40, to be paid on-line at vcfsa.org/events A link to meeting will be sent to all who signed up the evening of Monday November 16, 2020. Sign ups…

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March 2021

Dr. Jennifer McEntire: United Fresh – Vice President of Food Safety Topic: FDA Traceability Proposal

March 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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GUEST SPEAKER Dr. Jennifer McEntire: United Fresh – Vice President of Food Safety Topic: FDA Traceability Proposal McEntire earned a Ph.D. from Rutgers University and received a Bachelor of Science with Distinction, magna cum laude, in food science from the University of Delaware. She is a member of IFT where she serves as an advisory board member of the Global Food Traceability Center. She also belongs to the International Association for Food Protection, and serves on the board of Phi…

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July 2021

Dr. David Acheson: The Acheson Group (TAG) – Founder and CEO Topic: Supply Chain Risk – Virtual Meeting

July 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
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GUEST SPEAKER Dr. David Acheson: The Acheson Group (TAG) – Founder and CEO VIRTUAL MEETING DATE: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 MEETING TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM (PST) LOCATION: Virtual - GoToMeeting Topic: Supply Chain Risk Dr. David Acheson is the Founder and CEO of The Acheson Group (TAG) and brings more than 30 years of medical and food safety research and experience to the firm. Prior to forming TAG Dr. Acheson served as the Chief Medical Officer at the…

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September 2021

PrimusGFS v3.2 Updates Presented By Enrique Urrutia – CQA, Food Safety Director

September 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm PDT
Limoneira Visitor Center, 1141 Cummings Rd
Santa Paula, CA 93010 United States
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Special Event PrimusGFS v3.2 Updates Presented By Enrique Urrutia - CQA, Food Safety Director   Location: Limoneira Visitor Center 1141 Cummings Rd. Santa Paula, CA 93060 DATE: THURSDAY,SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2021 Morning Session:  9:00AM–11:30AM - Good Agricultural Practices (Farm/Harvest) Afternoon Session: 1:00PM–3:30PM - Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP/HACCP/PC) COST: VCFSA MEMBERS: Free (UP TO 3 ATTENDEES PER COMPANY MEMBERSHIP; 1 ATTENDEE PER INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP. ATTENDEES OVER MEMERSHIP LIMIT FOR MEMBERS ONLY-$50.00 PER ADDITIONAL ATTENDEE) NON-MEMBERS: $100(same price for one or both sessions)…

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October 2021

HACCP Training

October 21, 2021 @ 8:30 am - October 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm PDT
Mission Produce, 2901 CAMINO DEL SOL
Oxnard, CA 93030 United States
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HACCP A PREVENTIVE SYSTEM FOR ASSURING SAFE PRODUCTION OF FOOD   DATE:  2 DAYS 10-21-21 AND 10-22-21 10 HOURS OF INSTRUCTION IN TOTAL MUST  ATTEND BOTH DAYS FOR FULL CERTIFICATE TIME: 8:30 AM TO 1:00 PM BOTH DAYS LOCATION: MISSION PRODUCE  2901 CAMINO DEL SOL, OXNARD, CA  93030 $25/Member, $125 Non-member SPECIAL INFORMATION:   TRAINING LIMITED TO 30 PARTICIPANTS, PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION.    EMAIL VACCINATION CARD TO csummers@vcfsa.org

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December 2021

Virtual Meeting: PrimusGFS v3.2 Corrective Action Preventive Action Process for Proper Closure Presented By Thomas Reid Watkins – WQS, Technical Manager

December 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST
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PrimusGFS v3.2 Corrective Action Preventive Action Process for Proper Closure Presented By Thomas Reid Watkins – WQS, Technical Manager Location:  Virtual Webinar/Workshop via GoToMeeting DATE:  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16 10:00AM – 11:30AM Members please note:  The end of year report and elections will be a part of this meeting.  There is still time to nominate yourself or another member to volunteer to an open position   PLEASE RSVP BY 5:00PM PST 12/13/21 – A meeting link will be sent to you…

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March 2022

David L. Durkin, J.D. – Food Safety Lawyer – Virtual Meeting – Topic: Lessons from recalls and organizational responsibilities

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
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VCFSA Presents: David L. Durkin, J.D. – Food Safety Lawyer at Olsson Frank Weeda Topic: Lessons learned from Recalls and organizational responsibilities   VIRTUAL MEETING DATE: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 MEETING TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM LOCATION: Virtual - GoToMeeting Mr. Durkin specializes in food safety regulation by the FDA with more than 30 years’ experience working directly with the produce industry. He has led the firm’s practice before the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Agricultural Marketing…

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May 2022

Free Food Safety Training – Good Agricultural Practices / Good Harvesting Practices

May 18 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am PDT
Limoneira Visitor Center, 1141 Cummings Rd
Santa Paula, CA 93010 United States
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Good Agricultural Practices / Good Harvesting Practices Comply with your mandatory quarterly trainings for free Training certificate will be provided ~ Trainer is Bilingual ~ Presented By Lorena Ortiz, Food Safety Consultant, LJ Ag Works LLC Location: Limoneira Visitor Center 1141 Cummings Rd. Santa Paula, CA 93060 DATE: WEDNESDAY, MAY 18th 8:30am – 9am (Registration) 9am – 11:30am (Training to start promptly) COST: THIS EVENT IS FREE (Limited Seating Available, Register Early) Register at vcfsa.org/events PLEASE RSVP BY 5/13/22 Light…

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