Produce Safety Alliance Citrus Grower Training Course - Sebring, UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County, Thursday, 19. September 2019

Citrus growers and others 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 encouraged to attend. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement.

The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in these 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

In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module. All standard course material will be covered, but instructors will focus the course on topics relevant to fresh-market Florida citrus growers. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.

The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. 
After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course.

**Please note:  NO substitutions, transfers, or refunds will be issued within one week of the training start date**

The fee for the training is $25 for produce industry members and government/university employees ($125 for all others).
Seats are limited to 50.  For general registration questions, contact Sarah McCoy at
Registration includes the training materials, lunch, refreshments, and a certificate of course attendance issued by AFDO. 
Participation for the entire training is required for the certificate.
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Training materials and certificate are funded through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FAIN #U18FD005909).

Produce Safety Alliance Citrus Grower Training Course - Sebring

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