A JIFSAN Train-the-Trainer course for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) was conducted in Mexico City, Mexico from July 22-26, 2013. There were 64 attendees in the program from government and the private sector, almost all of whom have responsibilities for work in food safety. The training team included three persons from the FDA, Socrates Trujillo, Amber Brodas, and Phyllis Marquitz. The JIFSAN instructors included Juan Silva, Maria Plaza, and James Rushing.
The program began with a one-day special session on outbreak investigations, followed by the traditional GAP program modified to fit the time available. On Day 4, participants traveled to the community of Milpa Alta to the Soledad Medina farm for a tour and overview of operations involved in the production, harvesting and handling of nopal, a non-traditional vegetable crop.