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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

A Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course will be held on November 7, 2018 at 
9:00 am to 5: 00 pm at the Cullman County Extension Office, 402 Arnold Street NE, Suite G-1, Cullman, AL 35055.  To register for this course, please contact the Extension Office at 256-737-9386 or email:  cullmancounty@auburn.edu.

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. Attending this 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.’

What to Expect at the PSA Grower Course

Seven hours of instruction time to cover content contained in these seven modules:

  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, &  Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, & Land Use
  • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water)
  • Postharvest Handling & 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.

This course is FREE and lunch will be provided.

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Registration

November 7, 2018, 9:00 am -5: 00 pm