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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

Upcoming Offerings

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Yreka, CA

Cost: $30
Location: 1712 Fairlane Rd, Siskiyou Golden Fair, Yreka, CA 96097
Host: Western Institute for Food Safety & Security
Contact: David Goldenberg, (530) 757-5700
Training Language: English
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Sign-in is at 7:30am. Course hours are from 8am until 5pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Funding for this course is underwritten by the California Department of Food & Agriculture.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Orland, CA

Cost: $30
Location: 831 5th Street, Glenn County Farm Bureau, Orland, CA 95963
Host: Western Institute for Food Safety & Security
Contact: David Goldenberg, (530) 757-5700
Training Language: English
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Sign-in is at 7:30am. Course hours are from 8am until 5pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Funding for this course is underwritten by the California Department of Food & Agriculture.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Woodland, CA

Cost: $30
Location:Yolo County Farm Bureau, 69 W. Kentucky Avenue, Woodland, California 95695
Host: Western Institute for Food Safety & Security
Contact: David Goldenberg, (530) 757-5700
Training Language: English
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Sign-in is at 7:30am. Course hours are from 8am until 5pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Funding for this course is underwritten by the California Department of Food & Agriculture.

Martes, 11 de Junio, 2019

Woodland, CA

Costo: $30
Location: Yolo County Farm Bureau, 69 W. Kentucky Avenue, Woodland, California 95695
Organizado por: Western Institute for Food Safety & Security
Contacto: David Goldenberg, (530) 757-5700
Idioma: Español
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El registro es a las 7:30 de la mañana. El horario de curso es de 8:00 de la manana hasta 5:00 de la tarde. Se proporcionará almuerzo y refrescos.

Miércoles, 12 de Junio, 2019

Salinas, CA

Costo: $30
Location: Salinas Sports Complex, 1034 N. Main St, Rodeo Room, Salinas, CA 93906
Organizado por: Western Institute for Food Safety & Security
Contacto: David Goldenberg, (530) 757-5700
Idioma: Español
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El registro es a las 7:30 de la mañana. El horario de curso es de 8:00 de la manana hasta 5:00 de la tarde. Se proporcionará almuerzo y refrescos.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Ukiah, CA

Cost: $30
Location: Mendocino County Farm Bureau, 303-C Talmage Rd, Ukiah, CA 95482
Host: Western Institute for Food Safety & Security
Contact: David Goldenberg, (530) 757-5700
Training Language: English
DOWNLOAD AGENDA

Sign-in is at 7:30am. Course hours are from 8am until 5pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Funding for this course is underwritten by the California Department of Food & Agriculture.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Auburn, CA

Cost: $30
Location: UC Cooperative Extension Placer and Nevada Counties, 11477 E Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603
Host: Western Institute for Food Safety & Security
Contact: David Goldenberg, (530) 757-5700
Training Language: English
DOWNLOAD AGENDA

Sign-in is at 7:30am. Course hours are from 8am until 5pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Funding for this course is underwritten by the California Department of Food & Agriculture.

Course Information

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. 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.’

What to Expect

The trainers will spend approximately seven 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.

Benefits of Attending

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 certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course.

Costs to Attend

The cost to attend this PSA Grower Training Course has been subsidized by a grant from the California Department of Food & Agriculture. The $30 registration costs covers the PSA Grower Training Manuals, lunch, and a Certificate of Course Attendance from AFDO.

Additional Information

For more information about scheduled PSA Grower Training Courses, please visit the PSA website.

For any other questions or to reach the Produce Safety Alliance, please contact:

Michele Humiston, Produce Safety Alliance Extension Aide
mmc15@cornell.edu, 315-787-2287

Gretchen Wall, M.S., Produce Safety Alliance Coordinator
glw53@cornell.edu, 607-255-6806

Elizabeth Bihn, Ph.D., Produce Safety Alliance Director
eab38@cornell.edu, 315-787-2625