January 10, 2019

WG to Host FSPCA Preventative Controls for Human Food Course

By: Sonia Salas

In light of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules and provisions being in effect, Western Growers is providing additional training to help the produce industry stay in compliance.

The FDA’s Preventive Controls for Human Food rule requires that certain activities must be completed or overseen by a “preventive controls qualified individual.” The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Preventive Controls for Human Food Course is one way to meet this requirement. This course is recognized by the FDA as the standardized curriculum.

This course is geared for members of the produce industry, featuring examples relevant to produce packinghouses covered by this rule; however, fresh-cut produce operations and other food facilities will benefit from this course as well. This training is hosted by Western Growers, the Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association with the support of the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Colorado State University Extension, Local Food Safety Collaborative and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union.

FSPCA Preventative Controls for Human Food Course- Colorado

Date: Tuesday, February 19 – Thursday, February 21, 2019

***PLEASE NOTE: This course has been postponed until further notice. Please contact wgscitech@wga.com for any updates or questions.***

Location: Bill Heddles Recreation Facility

     531 North Palmer Street

     Delta, CO 81416

Cost: Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Produce Marketing Association, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, United Fresh Association, and Western Growers Members: $700.00

Others: $950.00

Register by February 8, 2019 to secure a spot, as the class size is limited.


  • Sonia Salas, Western Growers
  • Dr. Trevor Suslow, Produce Marketing Association
  • Dr. Emily Griep, United Fresh Produce Association

Registration Details

Registration includes training materials and certificate, light breakfast, snacks and lunch. Members of the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Produce Marketing Association, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, United Fresh Produce Association and Western Growers will receive a discounted price and priority registration.

A fee of $35 will be charged if a cancellation request is received by the registration deadline. Refunds will not be issued after this date.


For registration questions contact WG Marketing at marketing@wga.com. For additional information about the class content contact wgscitech@wga.com