FSMA Produce Safety Rule Training
Sept 29 | Broomfield
This course utilizes curriculum developed by the Produce Safety Alliance at Cornell and satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in
§ 112.22(c) that requires ‘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.’
This course will provide a foundation on FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Individuals are expected to gain a basic understanding of:
- Requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them;
- Microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm;
- How to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm;
- Parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one.
The registration fee includes a light breakfast, lunch, PSA materials and a certificate of completion required under FSMA.
Registration closes Sept 26 at 5 pm.
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Rocky Mountain Farmers Union that helps make this training possible.
The CFVGA is comprised of more than 200 members, including growers of all sizes and types of production throughout the state, as well as representatives of allied industries. The Colorado fruit and vegetable growing sector contributes nearly $300 million to Colorado at the farm gate and is multiplied as it goes through the distribution chain. Over 60,000 Colorado acres are in fruit and vegetable production.