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FSMA Food Safety Workshops for Produce Growers near Monterey

Date:
01/23/19, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Get ready for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)! Join the CCOF Foundation at the 2019 EcoFarm Conference for a low-cost food safety workshop near Monterey, California that meets the FSMA training requirement for produce growers. This workshop is available in both English and Spanish. You do not have to attend the EcoFarm Conference to attend the food safety workshop.
Prepárese para la Ley de Modernización de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos (FSMA). Únase a la Fundación CCOF en la conferencia EcoFarm de 2019 para un taller de inocuidad alimentaria de bajo costo que cumple con el requisito de capacitación bajo FSMA para granjas de frutas y hortalizas. No es necesario que asista a la conferencia EcoFarm para asistir al taller de inocuidad alimentaria. Obtenga más información acerca del taller en español.
Has your farm sent a supervisor to attend the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA)-approved workshop that meets the FSMA training requirement for produce growers?
If not, the CCOF Foundation is here to help: attend one of our EcoFarm pre-conference workshops that fulfill this requirement. These low-cost workshops are offered in both English and Spanish.
Lunch, course materials, and certificate fees are included in the cost of registration.
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. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.
For more information, read the official PSA grower training course description.
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.
The workshops are open to both organic and non-organic produce growers. Produce farms that gross between $250,000-$500,000 in annual sales may be required by the FSMA Produce Safety Rule to have a supervisor attend a PSA-approved workshop by January 28, 2019. Produce farms that gross less than $250,000 in annual sales may be required to have a supervisor attend a PSA-approved workshop by January 2020.
Still unsure about whether you are required to take this training? Check out our “FSMA Basics for Produce Growers” blog post.
About Our Funder
NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture): These workshops are based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2017-70020-27242.
About our Lunch Sponsor
Thank you to Clark Food Safety for sponsoring lunch at both the English and the Spanish food safety workshops.

Cost:
$35.00 includes coffee/tea, lunch, training materials, and the certificate fee paid to the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) for the official course certificate.

Organizer:
USDA

Website:
https://eco-farm.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=32

Venue:
Asilomar Conference Grounds

Address:
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Pacific Grove, CA, United States