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. This course will also cover the Massachusetts Commonwealth Quality Program (CQP), a voluntary 3rd-party audit program.
This training satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for covered farms that "at least one supervisor or responsible party" completes "food safety training … recognized as adequate” by FDA (21 C.F.R. §112.22(c)).
For more information on the Produce Safety Alliance and the Grower Training Course, click here: https://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/training/grower-training-courses
Cost is $50 and includes:
- Required PSA Grower Manual ($60 value)
- Certificate of Course attendance from AFDO ($35 value)
- lunch and refreshments.
Co-hosted by UMass Extension and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)
Funding to offset the costs for this training comes from an FDA Grant Agreement #U18FD005904 for The Integration and Implementation of FDA's Produce Safety Rule and The Commonwealth Quality Program.
Winter 2020 Massachusetts Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Series
This training is also being held on 2 other dates in different locations. Click on each linked location below for more information.