PSA is offering a grower training course. See below for details.
A grower training course developed by the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) that meets the regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. At least one person per farm producing more than $25,000 worth of fruits and vegetables must attend this course once. Participants will receive a certificate of course completion by the Association of Food and Drug Officials.
The course consists of the following modules:
Introduction to Produce Safety
Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water)
Agricultural Water (Part II: Post-Harvest Water)
Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
What to Expect After the Training: On-Farm Readiness Reviews and Inspections in NYS
Note that this is a remote delivery (Zoom) course. Participants must have access to a device (computer or tablet) connected to broadband internet with functioning microphone and video camera capabilities. High-speed internet (>25 Mbps download, >3 Mbps upload) is recommended. Participant engagement will be monitored throughout the course via audio, visual, and written methods. In order to receive a certificate of course completion, participants must be engaged and present for the entirety of all modules.
Registration is Required at: https://bit.ly/PSA_Oct2021
Registration Deadline: September 29
Contact Elisabeth Hodgdon (email@example.com or 518-650-5323) with questions and requests for course accommodations.
Last updated September 13, 2021