This course is for fruit and vegetable growers and others, interested in learning about product safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety.
All non-exempt farmers will be required to have at least one owner or managerial staff member on site who has attended an approved FSMA Produce Safety Rule training such as this one. Even exempt farms will be required to keep certain records, which will be covered in this workshop. And regardless of your scale, everyone can benefit from learning about food safety practices on the farm. The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Trainer Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in SS 112.22(c) that required “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.”
Friday, February 15th, 2019, this training will be held at the Dane County UW-Extension in Madison. Pre-registration is required. Register at fsmaproducesafety.wiscweb.wisc.edu Cost to attend the PSA WIsconsin Grower Training Course is $65. The cost includes the PSA Grower Training Manual, a Certificate of Course Attendance from AFDO, and lunch.
For more information, print the Wisconsin Grower Training Brochure .