2 Day Remote Grower Training Course
(Hosted Online via Zoom)
Course Date and Time:
August 12th & 13th
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Password for Registration:
Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule
Course Registration Fee:
Due to the current Coronavirus Outbreak, Produce Safety Alliance is allowing for Remote Grower Trainings while we are practicing social distancing. This course will be offered remotely during this time to accommodate and once the public health concern is lifted, in-person classroom courses will resume.
The Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Course will take place over 2 Days from 8 AM - 1 PM on ‘Zoom’. You must be present for each session on both days to receive your Certificate of Course Completion from AFDO.
You will need access to a computer with reliable internet access, a webcam, microphone,
and speaker OR mobile device (eg. cell phone, for use of the audio portion only, you will still need a computer with internet and webcam abilities). You must be visible to presenters through video and be able to engage in discussion online during the course.
Who Should Attend?
Produce Farms including growers, harvesters, packers, coolers, and those interested in learning about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), Co-management of natural resources and Food Safety. Attending the course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in CFR 21.112 (C) which 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 includes the Produce Safety Alliance Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Course taught by Arizona Department of Agriculture and University of Arizona Cooperative Extension.
Individuals who participate in the course are 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, and how to begin implementing safe practices on the farm.
Parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one.
Requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.
After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO). The certificate verifies completion of the course and will be emailed to participants.
Click the link below to register:
For more information please visit the Arizona Department of Agriculture Plants and Produce FSMA Website