This in-person training is aimed at fruit and vegetable 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. This course will also cover the Massachusetts Commonwealth Quality Program (CQP), a voluntary 3rd-party audit program. This training satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for covered farms that “at least one supervisor or responsible party” completes “food safety training … recognized as adequate” by FDA (21 C.F.R. §112.22(c)). See here for more information on the Produce Safety Alliance and the Grower Training Course.
These programs are co-hosted by UMass Extension and the MDAR Produce Safety Program
- When: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 – 8:30am to 5:00pm
- Where: Hampshire College, 893 West St., Franklin Patterson Hall Faulty Lounge, Amherst, MA, 01002
- Cost is $50 for each program and includes the required PSA Grower Manual ($60 value), a Certificate of Course attendance from AFDO ($35 value), and lunch and refreshments.
- Register here!
Questions? Contact Lisa McKeag, firstname.lastname@example.org, 413-658-8631