Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
FOOD SAFETY INITIATIVE — The Artisan Dairy Producer Food Safety Initiative kicked off a series of four Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) workshops with a session Feb. 14 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The initiative, offered by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) and the Center for Dairy Research (CDR), is free for participants due to a grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Pictured is CDR’s Marianne Smukowski leading the workshop, explaining how to create a FSMA-compliant facility plan. The initiative’s 135 participants include cheese manufacturers and processors from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.