Monday, January 14, 2019

Whats Happen AT Country Taste Farm

Week # 3 Employee Training

Organic practices help reduce Chemicals residue, We are doing Much more for food Safety:
Starting Our New Year 2019, not New Year resolutions, But a list of what we do for “Food Safety”
Each week for the next 7 weeks we shall address how Country Taste Farm address “Food Safety”
1.       Soil Health
2.       Plant Health
3.       Employee Training
4.       Harvest
5.       Produce Sanitation
6.       Packaging
7.       Delivery to end user

Week # 3 Employee Training

Each year at the beginning of the season we provide training to our employees as required by law.

Workers Safety Training and Worker Food Safety Training

Worker Safety Training
Country Taste Farm
Cambridge, Mn

1.      Country Taste Farm Uses Only Products Labeled for Organic Productions. However there are Worker Safety rule that must be followed.
2.     Pesticides may be on or in plants, soil, irrigation water, and may drift from nearby applications.
3.     No workers are to apply Pesticides. (Only the owner will apply)
4.     Owner will post signs were pesticides have been applied.
5.     Employees are to follow the directions on signs and any specific instructions about keeping out of treated Areas.
6.     Workers must Wash with soap & Water before eating, drinking or using the toilet.
7.     Wear appropriate work clothing.
8.     Wash/Shower with soap and water and put on clean clothes after work.
9.     Wash Work Clothes separately from other clothes before wearing them again.
10.   Wash immediately in the nearest clean water if pesticides are spilled or sprayed on your body. Example: wash hands to remove bud repellent before picking produce.
11.   Preventive Measures for dealing with heat: drink lots of water, wear light colored clothing, wear sunscreen, and wear a wide brim hat.
12.     In high tunnels follow rule included in Item #12, plus when temps are above 90 degrees leave the tunnel ever 30 minutes for 5 minutes to cool off.
13.    Minnesota Right To Know Law:
·          Emergency information and spray records are located on the wall in the rest room.
·          A 3 ring binder containing all product used on this location

Worker Food Safety Training
Country Taste Farm
Cambridge, Mn

Individual Health & hygiene
1.     Individuals will wash hands when reporting for work and after eating, drinking, smoking, and using the toilet.  1. Rub hands together with soap under running water for 15 seconds (sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice).
2.     Individuals who have acute gastrointestinal illness—such as diarrhea, fever, or vomiting—or a sore throat with fever and or with persistent coughs or sneezing, a runny nose, or discharge from the eyes, nose, or mouth  should not come to work for 24 Hours
3.      If an employee has an open cut or sore on the hand, an impermeable bandage and a clean, single-use glove over the bandage should be worn when handling food.
4.      Keeping employees hydrated in hot summer weather is important, but only covered beverage containers should be used in the food packing area.

" Know Your Farmer Know Your Food"