Enhancing Food Safety: Reaching a Large and Diverse Population Through Online Certification
Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a program designed to educate U.S. beef producers on best management practices to ensure production of a safe, wholesome beef product and humane animal care. The program must be sufficiently nimble to rapidly incorporate the demands of an ever-changing food system. Animal Care Training, an online system , was developed by The Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University to deliver BQA training and certification to U.S. beef producers via distance. The program has grown to over 16,000 users, with training modules delivered in English and Spanish, to beef producers throughout the U.S.
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Reinhardt, C., & Thomson, D. (2015). Enhancing Food Safety: Reaching a Large and Diverse Population Through Online Certification. The Journal of Extension, 53(1), Article 10. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.53.01.10