ERIC Number: EJ1082953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Developing a Contemporary Dairy Foods Extension Program: A Training and Technical Resource Needs Assessment of Pennsylvania Dairy Foods Processors
Syrko, Joseph; Kaylegian, Kerry E.
Journal of Extension, v53 n5 Article 5RIB1 Oct 2015
Growth in the dairy industry and the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act have renewed interest in dairy foods processing extension positions. A needs assessment survey was sent to Pennsylvania dairy processors and raw milk providers to guide priorities for a dairy foods extension program. The successful development and delivery of technical resources will require tailoring to specific segments of the industry. Priority training topics are good manufacturing practices, sanitation, and food safety regulations. Larger processors preferred on-line resources and other processors preferred face-to-face workshops. An informational newsletter and website were also of great interest.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Food, Food Standards, Safety, Food Service, Food Processing Occupations, Manufacturing, Federal Legislation, Information Sources, Internet, Sanitation, Workshops, Web Sites, Newsletters, Needs Assessment, Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania