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Irrigation Water Quality and Mitigating Food Safety Risks

By Rebecca Shortt, Kathryn Carter, and Danielle Visschedyk, OMAFRA Irrigation water can contain pathogens, microorganisms that cause illness or death in humans.  Every time contaminated water comes in direct contact with fruit or vegetables, there is a risk that these … Continue reading

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Are you a small-to medium-sized producer of fresh apple cider?

Louise Agius, Risk Management Specialist Ensuring the safety and quality of your cider is in everyone’s best interest.  To maintain your products’ safety, as well as a trusted business reputation, it is important to take steps to minimize or eliminate contamination … Continue reading

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Latest Issue of Orchard Network Newsletter Now Online

The latest issue of Orchard Network Newsletter is now available on the OMAFRA website. English: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/hort/news/orchnews/2016/on-0216.htm French: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/french/crops/hort/news/orchnews/2016/on-0216.htm Table of Contents

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GF2 for Fruit & Veg Producers – Do you have an eligible project?

Growing Forward 2 is accepting another round of applications from November 16 to December 7. You might have a food safety project for your produce operation that could be eligible for funding. Consider sending in an application if you are … Continue reading

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Assessing and Managing Food Safety Risks in Apple Cider Production Workshop

Are you a small-to medium-sized producer of fresh apple cider?  Ensuring the safety and quality of your cider is in everyone’s best interest.  To maintain your products’ safety, as well as a trusted business reputation, it is important to take … Continue reading

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