Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training
($85 Certificate & Materials Fee)
755 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 1390, Troy, MI 48084
*For hotel information, call us at 1-877-663-1160.
Duration: 1 Day
The course covers an overview of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), FSMA Produce Safety Rule regulations, and how to develop a farm food safety plan. The FSMA Produce Safety Rule §112.22(c) requires, “at least one supervisor or responsible party from the farm to successfully complete food safety training at least equivalent to that received under the standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration”. The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course is one way for grower to meet this requirement. The course will prepare fruit and vegetable growers to implement FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements. The training course will afford growers the opportunity to learn how to assess risk, effectively implement produce safety practices on the farm, and understand the regulatory requirements outlined in the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule.
The course will help participants understand the content in seven modules:
- Introduction to Produce Safety
- Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
- Soil Amendments
- Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
- Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water)
- Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
- How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
Satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement §112.22(c) requires, at least one supervisor or responsible party from the farm to successfully complete food safety training
- Fruit and Vegetable Growers
- Personnel responsible for the implementation of Produce Rule
- Third party auditors
8:30am – Registration and Refreshments
9:00am – Welcome and Introductions
9:15am – Module 1: Introduction to Produce Safety
10:00am – Module 2: Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
11:00am – Break
11:15am – Module 3: Soil Amendments
12:00pm – Module 4: Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
12:45pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Module 5: Agriculture Water – Part 1: Production Water
2:15pm – Module 5: Agriculture Water – Part 2: Postharvest Water
3:15pm – Break
3:30pm – Module 6: Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
4:30pm – Module 7: How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
5:15pm – Final Questions and Evaluations
- Registration Rate: FREE!
($85 Certificate & Materials Fee)
- Call 1-877-663-1160 to register
- A certificate of completion issued by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO)
About the Instructor:
Dr. Ramakrishnan Narasimhan,
A versatile food safety professional with in-depth technical knowledge and senior management experience in the manufacturing and regulatory areas of food, drug, natural and other consumer product sectors as well as 25 years of international food industry experience, including blue chip companies such as Nestle and Dannon. Certified to perform SQF Code, FSSC 22000, BRC Food Safety, BRC Packaging, and BRC Storage and Distribution, IFS Food and Logistics, Gluten Free certification audits, Dr. Narasimhan, is also an approved trainer for BRC Food Safety, BRC Storage and Distribution, BRC Packaging, IFS Food and Logistics and SQF Code implementation courses.
*If less than 4 people register for a given date, the course will be rescheduled and you will be notidied prior to the class.