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Training for Farmers and Growers on Produce Safety Rule

Dan Education, Georgia, Industry News Release

Registration Deadline: October 1st

trainingThis is a $15.00 one-day workshop being offered to produce growers. The training will cover the  standardized curriculum designed by the Produce  Safety Alliance, which meets the regulatory requirements of the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act).  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:

  • Requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them successfully;
  • 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; and
  • Parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one.

WHEN:

  • Thursday, October 4th, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Lunch provided by Clark County UGA Extension Service

WHERE: 

  • Snipes Water Resources Center
    780 Barber Street
    Athens, GA 30601

WHO  SHOULD  ATTEND:

  • Any  produce grower who grows, packs, harvests, and/or holds covered produce, makes over $25,000 in annual produce sales (on average, based on the past three years of sales), and does not qualify for a Produce Safety Rule exemption is required to attend this training under new federal regulations. As of January 2018, larger grower operations (with  more  than $500,000 in annual sales) must comply with the Produce Safety Rule.

WHY:

  • This PSA Grower Training Course satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in §112.22(c), which 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.’

REGISTRATION:

Source: Georgia Department of Agriculture