Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training - Jefferson County
Time:Begins at 8:00 AM
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The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires ‘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.’
Compliance dates for this requirement are based on the total amount of food sales for your farm, over a three-year period:
- Exempt farms – Farms that have an average annual value of produce sold during the previous 3-year period less than $26,999 (adjusted for inflation) are excluded. HOWEVER, farms must keep documentation to support the exemption
- Very small business – the average annual monetary value of produce sold during the previous 3-year period is no more than $250,000 – must complete training by 1/26/2020.
- Small business – the average annual monetary value of produce sold during the previous 3-year period is no more than $532,645 (adjusted for inflation), and your farm is not a very small business – must complete training by 1/26/2019.
- Other – the average annual monetary value of produce sold during the previous 3-year period is over $539,982 (adjusted for inflation) – must have completed training by 1/26/2018.
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. To receive an AFDO certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course.
Costs include registration, handouts, lunch, and Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) certificate of completion. Certificates are required for individuals looking to meet the conditions of the FSMA Produce Rule.
The first ten (10) individuals signing up for this training will receive the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Manual free of charge, courtesy of a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Food Safety Outreach Grant through Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. Discount will be given after registration has been completed. This will be on a first-come, first-served basis only.
Registration: Online registration form
Registrations must be completed by 5:00PM on July 16, 2018 in order to qualify for this promotion.
Registration will close on July 27, 2018. There are a limited number of seats available for this training. Once the course is full, registrations will close.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation of the registration will forfeit the payment in full. Refunds will not be issued.
Additional information concerning the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Rule can be found at the Cornell Product Safety Alliance Website
Questions can be directed to Laurie George (contact information below)