Free Webinar: How to Write a RAMP
Presented by Mark McAfee, Spokesperson, Raw Milk Institute
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“RAMP” stands for “Risk Assessment and Management Plan” and is a key part of the HACCP-based “Risk Analysis and Management Planning” food safety system developed by the non-profit Raw Milk Institute.
The B.C. Government stated that any new law legalizing raw milk will require raw milk farms to have on-farm food safety (OFFS) plans. The goal is to prevent disease outbreaks, because pathogens such as E.coli STEC, Campylobacter, Salmonella, and Listeria Monocytogenes in contaminated food can cause severe illness.
OFFS are already mandatory for all commercial dairy farmers in Canada via the “Canadian Quality Milk” (CQM) training program.
A RAMP is an on-farm food safety plan specifically designed for raw milk farmers. Plans are crafted for the unique conditions of each farm, but the process of creating the RAMP plan is common to all.
Mark McAfee, the founder and CEO of the Raw Milk Institute, presents this free webinar on how to write a RAMP plan.
As a farmer-friendly tool, the RAMP plan assures that, “from grass to glass,” risks have been identified, explained, and are continually managed. Farmers can feel confident that they are producing a safe product.
Consumers appreciate the delicious flavor, longer shelf-life, and the low risk profile of clean raw milk. Knowing how the milk is being handled lets a consumer make an informed choice about raw milk consumption. Herdshares can show prospective members their RAMP plans along with test results to prove that they are taking care to produce a safe product.
Mark will explain the RAMP writing and assessment process in an easy to understand, step-by-step webinar. Join him to take the mystery out of writing a RAMP plan.
(Consumers – please pass this information along to your raw milk provider!)