The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule is the first federally regulated standard for growing, harvesting, packing, and holding fresh produce in an effort to reduce microbial contamination and foodborne illness outbreaks. If you grow fruits or vegetables, attend a training for information about best practices, risk management, and regulatory requirements. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement.
Advanced registration is required – with preference given to Virginia and Tennessee stakeholders. Seats are limited (capped at 25).
The training will be offered online via Zoom.
November 10, 11, and 12th, 2020
1 pm to 4 pm each day
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this training is being offered temporarily via remote delivery. In order to participate, individuals must have video and audio capability, and will be required to have both operating during the entire training. The training will take place via Zoom, which does not require special software. Zoom does have system requirements, which can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please make sure that your system meets the requirements for Zoom meetings.
What to Expect
*Cost is $60 dollars, which includes shipping training materials and certificate of completion issues by the Association of Food and Drug Officials. ***Discounts may apply based on Farm Location and FSMA Produce Safety status, please email us for details: Laura Strawn (Lstrawn@vt.edu; Lead Trainers for VA) or Annette Wszelak (firstname.lastname@example.org; Lead Trainer for TN).