Earn a Grower Training Certification from nationally recognized Product Safety Alliance. Learn about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety.
Topics include: worker health, hygiene, soil amendments, wildlife, domesticated animals, land use, agricultural water, and post harvest handling and sanitation. In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module. The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.
Who Should Attend:
Fruit and vegetable growers using aquaponic and hydroponic methods, and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in 112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.’
After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate that verifies they have completed the training course. To receive a certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course.
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