December 6, 2018

Complimentary FSMA Compliant Grower Training for Strawberry Growers

Strawberry growers and their employees 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 are invited to attend a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training on December 18. This workshop is brought to you by the California Strawberry Commission and Western Growers. 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.’

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.


Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Time:  8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. 


For more information, please contact Sonia Salas at [email protected] or (949) 885-2251.

This training is complementary for members of the California Strawberry Commission and Western Growers. Spaces are limited!