Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training – Nov 10-12,2020
We are pleased to offer this course to help produce growers learn about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and help them fulfill the educational requirement associated with the Produce Safety Rule. All non-exempt farms are required to have at least one person on the the farm who has attended an approved FSMA PSR training, like this one. Even if you are exempt, you are required to keep specific records, which we will go over in the workshop. There will be time for discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions. From beginners to experienced growers, everyone can benefit from taking the time to think about food safety on their farm!
The course will include remote delivery over three days. Each day, trainers will spend approximately three hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules:
• Introduction to produce safety
• Worker health and hygiene
• Soil amendments
• Wildlife, domesticated animals and land use
• Agricultural water (production and postharvest water)
• Postharvest handling and sanitation
• How to develop a farm food safety plan Location:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this training is being offered online via remote delivery.
Advanced registration is required – with preference given to Virginia and Tennessee stakeholders. Seats are limited to 25 participants. Registration closes November 1st, 2020, so materials can be shipped on- time. Please note: NO substitutions, transfers, or refunds will be issued after the course closes on November 1st, 2020.
Cost is $25 for TN stakeholders, which includes the training manual, shipping of the training manual and certificate of completion issues by the Association of Food and Drug Officials. TN stakeholder registration is subsidized thanks to funds from the TN Department of Agriculture. Be sure to use the TN discount code: rockytop (all lowercase).