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PSA Grower Training
September 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$209
This curriculum covers the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements as well as Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for on-farm food safety. This training is one way to meet the requirements of 21CFR Part 112.22(c) which requires that at least one supervisor or responsible party from a farm subject to the FSMA Produce Safety Rule must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standard-ized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Adminis-tration.
The Food Safety Modernization Act – Produce Safety Rule states that: “The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) enables FDA to better protect public health by strengthening the food safety system. It enables FDA to focus more on preventing food safety problems rather than relying primarily on reacting to problems after they occur. As a key element of this preventive approach, FDA was mandated under FSMA to establish science-based, minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce on farms to minimize contamination that could cause serious adverse health consequences or death”.