Next GAP Produce Safety Course: April 12th

cornellGAP Online Produce Safety Course: April 12th
Just a reminder: The next English GAPs Online Produce Safety Course will begin on April 12, 2017 and run through May 2, 2017. This course is intended to improve your understanding of GAPs to guide assessment of risks and implementation of practices to reduce risks on fresh produce farms. We have additional GAPs Online Produce Safety Course sessions scheduled for 2017 on:

07 June running through 27 June, 2017
12 July running through 01 August, 2017
09 August running through 29 August, 2017
13 September running through 03 October, 2017
11 October running through 31 October, 2017
29 November running through 19 December, 2017

Taking this course will not result in your farm being “GAPs Certified”. GAPs certification is done by a third party (e.g. USDA, Primus, Global GAP) and involves the successful completion of an on-farm audit.

It is also important to consider that the GAPs Online Produce Safety Training Course is not currently equivalent to the required supervisor training described in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule 21 CFR Subpart C § 112.22(c). This GAPs Online Produce Safety Training Course may, however, satisfy training requirements as described in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule in §§ 112.21(a) and (b).

The Produce Safety Alliance also offers in-person training that meets the requirement in § 112.22(c) of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. You can sign up for the listserv on the Produce Safety Alliance website: to be notified of where and when in-person trainings will be held.

To register for any session of the GAPs Online Produce Safety Course, click here. You will need to go all the way to the bottom of the page. Under Courses, select the + sign next to Other, then click the Enroll Now link. After selecting the course, click Add to Cart and Checkout. After selecting Checkout for a second time, you will be asked to Create an Account and complete your eCornell Profile . When completing your profile, under Employer Information, Group Affiliations, you will be asked to enter a Group Code—enter G000107. (Please note that these are zeros and not the letter “O”). You will then need to click Add Group. A minimum of 10 people must be registered for us to offer the course and class size is limited to 25 people. The course price is $190.

Please let Don Stoeckel ( know if you have any questions or concerns. You can get more information about the course online click here.

E-mail Michele Humiston ( if you wish to receive e-mail notifications of future online course dates and open registrations, or if you wish to be removed from the GAPs online course listserv.


Elizabeth A. Bihn, Ph.D.
Director, Produce Safety Alliance
Department of Food Science
Cornell University
630 W. North Street
Hedrick Hall – NYSAES
Geneva, NY 14456
Ph: 315.787.2625
Fax: 315.787.2216

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