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Food Safety Modernization Act: Produce Grower Certification Training
February 29 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm$35
*For Pennsylvania Growers*
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Food Safety Modernization Act: Produce Grower Certification Training is for fruit and vegetable growers, and other persons, interested in learning about product 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 (§112.22.c).
Join us for a day of learning about produce and food safety, and take advantage of the opportunity to become AFDO certified. Lunch will be provided.
February 29, 2024
(8:00 AM-4:30 PM)
Yoders Market and Restaurant
14 S. Tower Rd.
New Holland, PA 17557
Who is this for?
Individuals required to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement as outlined in Section 112.22(c)
Individuals interested in learning about the FSMA, particularly in regards to produce safety
What will you learn?
Introduction to produce safety
Worker health and hygiene training
How to use soil amendments
Wildlife, domesticated animals, and land use
How to safely and properly use water for agriculture
Proper postharvest handling and sanitation
FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements and how to meet them
How to develop and follow a farm food safety plan
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
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.
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.
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