Produce Safety Rules Workshops
AgSafe in partnership with Western Growers will be hosting a series of two-day workshops to assist fresh produce growers and their farm labor contractors in meeting training requirements under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Produce Safety Rule.
Who Should Attend?
Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce 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 outlined in § 112.22(c) that 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.
Day One: Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Growers Training Course
Presented in English – 8:00am to 5:00pm
• Introduction to Produce Safety• Introduction to Produce Safety
• Worker Health, Hygiene and Training
• Soil Amendments, Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
• Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Post-harvest Water)
• Post-harvest Handling and Sanitation• How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
Participants who successfully complete the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Growers Training Course will be eligible to receive the certificate of completion from
the Association of Food and Drug Officals (AFDO), is required under FSMA.
Day Two: How to Implement the FDA’s Produce Safety Rule
Presented in English 8:00am – 12:00pm/Spanish 1:00pm – 5:00pm
DAY 1 AgSafe/Western Growers Members: $360 | Non-Members: $435 | Both Days: Members $485 | Non-Members: $585 DAY 2 AgSafe/Western Growers Members: $175 | Non-Members: $205 | Group Rate: $160 each participant (Day 2)
UPCOMING DATES: Click on dates to register
November 14 – 15 Imperial
Food Safety Webinars – ENGLISH ONLY
Join the AgSafe Education Team for these informative webinars to discuss compliance strategies and best practices for your operations food safety protocol.
Environmental Program – December 4
• How to identify zones
• What is your pathogen of concern
• Corrective actions
Preventative Maintenance – December 11
• Facility inspections
• Associated risks
• Reporting procedures
Food Defense – December 18
• How to develop a plan
• How to train your employees
Document Control – December 21
• Developing a standard template
• Revisions and records
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am PST. | 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
Cost: Members: $50 each Non-Members: $65 each
Members: $180 for 4 classes Non-Members: $250 for 4 classes