Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
9am-5pm with an hour for lunch, available for $10.
This course will cover basic produce safety; worker health, hygiene, and training; soil amendments;
wildlife, domesticated animals, and land use; agricultural water (both production and postharvest);
postharvest handling and sanitation; and developing a farm food safety plan.
As a participant you can expected to gain a basic understanding of: microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm; how to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks; how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm; parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin
writing one; and requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.
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To receive a completion certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the
appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course.
There is no cost for the training for in state residents, $85 for out of state applicants. Regulation excluded and exempt growers are also welcome to register for the training.
The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement
outlined in § 112.22(c) which states '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.'
Registrations to be submitted by March 8, 2019 to:
Fax: (614) 644-0720
Mail: Ohio Department of Agriculture
Division of Food Safety – ATTN: Matt Fout
8995 E Main St
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
7474 College St.
Chesterhill, OH 43728
OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
OEFFA Certification: (614) 262-2022