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November 7, 2011
For immediate release

Island fruit growers explore new product opportunities with a workshop for fruit producers

Innovation PEI

A workshop for fruit producers will be held on Tuesday, November 8 at the BIO|FOOD|TECH facility (formerly the Food Technology Centre) located at the Belvedere entrance of the UPEI campus.

The workshop will feature presentations by Chris Jordan, Berry Crop Development Officer/Provincial Apiarist of the Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture; Yaw Dako, Food Safety/Quality Specialist at BIO|FOOD|TECH; and Esther Lee, a Food Scientist with BIO|FOOD|TECH. Topics include the steps involved in the fruit drying process, quality assurance practices, an overview of the regulations involved in preparing a dried product for sale and a step-by-step training session covering all aspects of the fruit drying process.

The November 8 workshop is fully booked. A second workshop is planned for December 8, 2011. For more information on the workshop for fruit producers, contact the Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture toll-free at 1-866-PEI-FARM (734-3276) or call direct at 902-368-4145.

The workshop is funded by the Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Growing Forward program through the Business Development Program.

Media Contact: Rosalie Murphy
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