Produce Safety Alliance
Remote Grower Training Course
The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) is a collaboration between Cornell University, FDA, and USDA to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements included in the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.
Produce Safety Alliance & Sathguru brings to you, PSA Grower Training Course – a nine-hour web-based live training course spread over three days.
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. Individuals who participate in this course are expected to gain a basic understanding of:
- Microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm
- How to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm
- Parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one
- Requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.
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/PSA Certificate of Course Completion, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course.
What to Expect at the PSA Remote Grower Training Course
The trainers will spend approximately 9 hours of instruction time covering 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.
Who Should Attend
The remote, three day course is intended for fruit and vegetable growers, aggregators, exporters, 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.’
|Overseas Participants||Indian Participants|
|USD – 250||INR – 16,000 |
Online registration available! Registration is limited to 30 people, register today!
|Certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO)|
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- The formal registration takes place only after the payment of fees
- While substitutions are accepted prior to the start of the program, no refunds will be made for cancellations (substitutions must have the printed grower training manual at the time of the course)
- Due to class size constraints, registration will be provided on space available (first come, first serve)
- The link and password will be provided following registration; the week prior to the start of the course. Participants will need internet access, video camera, and microphone capabilities for the web session. Remote requirements can be found here: https://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/training/zoom/