PSA Grower Training Course – Remote Delivery March 8 & 9, 2022
Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training
Date: Tues, March 8 – Wed, March 9, 2022
Time: 1:00PM–5:30 PM
Cost: $20 (includes course materials and AFDO certificate)
Location: Remote Delivery via Zoom video conference
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.
This training satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for covered farms that “at least one supervisor or responsible party” completes “food safety training … recognized as adequate” by FDA (21 C.F.R. §112.22(c)).
To register for the course, click this REGISTRATION LINK
Registration deadline: Feb 16, 2022. This training will be limited to 20 participants.
Contact Dana Ruppert for more information, or to request a disability-related accommodation. Email: email@example.com or phone: (802) 257-7967 ex. 302.
What to Expect at the PSA Grower Training Course
The trainers will cover the content contained in these seven modules:
- Introduction to Produce Safety
- Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
- Soil Amendments
- Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
- Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water)
- Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
- How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.
For more information about scheduled PSA Grower Training Courses, please visit the PSA website at http://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu.
Please note that a web-based training will require you to have a computer with a camera and microphone for communication, and sufficient internet speed to allow for successful video and audio streaming. These are requirements that we don’t control, and are necessary to ensure participation and for the award of AFDO certification. Participant attendance and engagement will be monitored, and participants will only be eligible for the PSA/AFDO Certificate of Course Completion if they are present for all modules of the course.