FSMA Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training: Oct.5-7 via Zoom

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training
October 5-7, 2020 (Monday-Wednesday)
4:00 pm –7:00 pm
Online via Zoom Video Conferencing
REGISTER ONLINE BY September 28th:
https://hawaiioctoberpsa2020.eventbrite.com
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This training is open to commercial growers subject to the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.
Fruit and Vegetable Farmers 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.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE PSA GROWER TRAINING
Trainers will spend about 8-9 hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules:
1)Introduction to Produce Safety
2)Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
3)Soil Amendments
4)Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
5)Agricultural Water
6)Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
7)How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE
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)).

COST TO ATTEND
Registration for this training is $75.00

Registration includes PSA Grower Training Manual and a Certificate of Course Attendance. After attending the course, participants will receive their certificate directly from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) as proof that they have completed the grower training.

Remote Training Requirements:

  • Participants must be present for ALL 3 meetings in order to receive their certificate
  • Stable internet connection, online video capability

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Growers who wish to participate in an On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR) should complete this training prior to scheduling an OFRR. An OFRR is a voluntary, non-regulatory assessment to help farms prepare for Produce Safety Rule compliance.
To schedule an OFRR, contact your local Extension Agent.

*Trainers reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this course due to unforeseen circumstances.

For information or to request an auxiliary aid or service (e.g., sign language interpreter, designated parking, or materials in alternate format), contact Kylie Tavares at kylielw@hawaii.eduor (808) 878-1213 at least 7 days before the activity/event.

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