ATTN: Colorado Proud Members:
Two great training events in May:
Fundamentals of Food Product Success & GMP 101 Workshop-May 23
The Colorado Department of Agriculture is partnering with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment to organize this workshop on May 23 at Johnson & Wales University in Denver. Join us for a full day of great information to help food businesses get started. This two-part full day workshop will begin by offering food-focused businesses an overview of sales techniques and tips; developing costs, margins and pricing for manufactured food products; and marketing insights. The new State Regulatory Program for Manufactured Foods will then provide an overview of the current Good Manufacturing Practices as they relate to Colorado Wholesale Food Regulations. Items discussed will include sanitation, hygiene and employee practices.
Registration is $50 and includes breakfast and lunch. Visit http://rmfoodsafety.org/workshops.php#hd_fundamental to learn more and to register. View the workshop agenda at www.coloradoagriculture.com.
Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference-May 24 & 25
Keeping food safe is the central theme of the annual Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference, which will be May 24-25, 2016, at Johnson & Wales University in Denver. The conference brings together professionals from the food industry and the food safety community, providing an opportunity for updates, networking, and new ideas. National and local experts present information and views on current issues, problems, and developments, and conference participants gain an updated, broader view of the field and their role in securing and protecting a safe food supply. This year’s conference agenda will feature information about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), foodborne illness trends, produce safety, liability, allergens and communications. The keynote speaker is Lauren Bush, food safety advocate who will talk about her experience surviving pathogenic E. coli. The Rocky Mountain Food Safety Conference and pre-conference workshops will be held at Johnson & Wales University, 7150 E. Montview Blvd., Denver, CO 80220. For the first time, the conference is offering a discounted rate to new small business owners. For more information and to register, visit www.rmfoodsafety.org.
If you have any questions about these events, please contact:
Wendy Lee White
Colorado Department of Agriculture, Markets Division