march, 2020

28mar8:30 am5:00 pmFood Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Workshop

Event Details

Who should attend:

Fruit and vegetable growers! By law, all non-exempt farms will be required to have at least one owner or managerial staff member on site who has attended an approved FSMA Produce Safety Rule (PSR) training such as this one. Even exempt farms will be required to keep certain records, which will be covered in this workshop. And, regardless of your scale, everyone can benefit from learning about food safety practices on the farm!

What will happen:

Powerpoints! Growers will learn from trainers with produce growing experience about Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), co-management of wildlife and food safety, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements and exemptions, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. We try to keep it fun and there will be time for questions and discussion so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.

After attending the entire training 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. These certificates will be distributed via email.

Registration starts at 8:30 am, workshop starts promptly at 9 am.

Light breakfast, lunch, snacks, and refreshments provided.

Time

(Saturday) 8:30 am - 5:00 pm