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Course Description

This Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training curriculum has been specifically designed to provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) knowledge that includes emphasis on co-management of food safety and environmental management goals, while outlining the requirements in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. Though the development of this curriculum was focused on small farms, the need to understand and reduce microbial risks during the production of fruits and vegetables should be important to every grower. The farming environment naturally has many microbial risks, so to protect the fruits and vegetables that are grown and packed on the farm, every grower needs to know how to identify and reduce risks. In addition, buyer demand for food safety practices, and the first ever regulation of fresh produce outlined in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, make knowledge about produce safety important to overall farm viability.

Every participant will receive the 340-page PSA Grower Training manual for their use during the course and reference after the course. All who successfully complete will earn a Certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) through Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Produce Safety Alliance.

Faculty Author

  • Elizabeth Bihn
  • Don Stoeckel
  • Connie Fisk

Benefits to the Learner

  • Gain the foundational skills of GAPs, co-management information, and FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements
  • How to develop a farm food safety plan
  • Identify microbial risks, learn practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm

Target Audience

  • Fruit and vegetable growers
  • Anyone interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), or co-management of natural resources and food safety
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Type
3 week
Dates
Jul 07, 2021 to Jul 27, 2021
Total Number of Hours
30.0
Course Fee(s)
Standard Price $450.00
Section Notes

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Type
3 week
Dates
Aug 04, 2021 to Aug 24, 2021
Total Number of Hours
30.0
Course Fee(s)
Standard Price $450.00
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Type
3 week
Dates
Sep 08, 2021 to Sep 28, 2021
Total Number of Hours
30.0
Course Fee(s)
Standard Price $450.00
Section Notes

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