PSA Growers Training

The PSA Grower Training Course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule standards, 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
  • Expectations proposed in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them

View the PSA Grower Training Course, Learning Objectives and Critical Concepts.

Who Should Attend?

Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), co-management, and the proposed FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.

Any growers who would like to meet the proposed Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in ยง112.22 (c) "At least one supervisor from the farm must complete food safety training at least equivalent to the standardized curriculum recognized by the FDA". Additional information may be covered in the training.

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