MIFMA Awarded $54,989.00 in Food Safety Education Funds from MDARD

October 18, 2021 | Food Safety

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) recently announced recipients of the 2021-2022 Food Safety Education Fund grants for food safety training for the food industry and education and outreach for consumers.

MIFMA has been awarded $54,989.00 for a twelve-month statewide consumer food safety education outreach project. This project will allow MIFMA to connect with markets to implement food safety programming in a way that fits the needs of their community.  Potential resource topics include safe food sampling, cooking demonstrations, cooking at home with fresh farmers market products, and other relevant matters as requested by farmers market managers.

“These grants are integral for helping train the food and agriculture industry to maintain the safety, nutritional value, and quality of food throughout the food chain,” said MDARD Director Gary McDowell. “Education provided to consumers through these grants helps assure an awareness of food safety, and the role each of us plays in keeping our food supply safe and wholesome. Both are important in protecting public health and growing Michigan’s food and agriculture economy.”

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