Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
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.
Benefits of Attending
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)).
Visit https://go.usa.gov/xPjYK to determine if your farm may be covered by the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.
Growers that wish to participate in an On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR) conducted by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and University of Vermont Extension should complete this training prior to scheduling an OFRR. (An On-Farm Readiness Review is a voluntary, non-regulatory assessment to help farms prepare for Produce Safety Rule compliance.) Learn more here: https://go.usa.gov/xPjY8.
Cost to Attend
The discounted registration fees include coffee, tea, and other beverages, lunch, and snacks; PSA Grower Training Manual ($60 value); and Certificate of Course Attendance from AFDO ($35 value).
After attending the entire course, participants will 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.
Register here: http://bit.ly/PSA-Training