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PSA-Approved Food Safety Workshop in Santa Rosa

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Sonoma County UC Cooperative Extension

133 Aviation Blvd Suite 109

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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Get ready for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)! Join the CCOF Foundation in Santa Rosa, California on November 7, 2018 for a low-cost food safety workshop in English that meets the FSMA training requirement for produce growers.

Has your produce 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 low-cost, in-person workshops that fulfill this requirement.

Each in-person workshop begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. and runs through 5:30 p.m. 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

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 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.

Please note, these PSA-approved food safety trainings are not workshops on how to obtain third-party food safety certification. FSMA does not require produce growers to have third-party food safety certification. Produce buyers may require a third-party food safety certification prior to purchasing produce from a farm. PSA-approved trainings are required for some produce farms to comply with the federally mandated FSMA regulations.

This workshop is 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.


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Sonoma County UC Cooperative Extension

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