Who Should Attend?
The PSA Grower Training Course is currently the only way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement 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.
What to Expect at the PSA Grower Training?
The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering topics including: Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training; Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use; Postharvest Handling and Sanitation; How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan; Soil Amendments; and Agricultural Water.
In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements will be outlined. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.
Donna Pahl Clements, Southwest Regional Extension Associate, Produce Safety Alliance
Sonia Salas, Sr. Director of Science & Technology, Western Growers Association
Training Center at PAS Associates
1401 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Light Breakfast, Snacks, and Lunch will be provided.
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