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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Who Should Attend

Fruit and vegetable growers 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.’

Benefits of Attending the Course

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.

After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course. To receive an AFDO certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course.

Click here for more information and a registration form.

Fee

Day 1: $100/person -- Day 2: $35/person

Contact

Melissa Elkins
Sr. Administrative Assistant Agriculture Program
me336@cornell.edu
631-727-7850 x 341

Location

Extension Education Center
423 Griffing Avenue, Suite 100
Riverhead, New York 11901-3071