UCANR In-Person Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

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Event Date

2145 Wardrobe Avenue, Merced, CA 95341

About the Training:

In-Person with Hmong translations
This in-person interactive training course covers seven modules. Trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction with ample time for questions and discussion. Participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions. Topics to be covered include: (1) Introduction to Produce Safety; (2) Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training; (3) Soil Amendments; (4) Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use; (5) Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water); (6) Post-harvest Handling and Sanitation; and (7) How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan. 

Who Should Attend:
Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety.  The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy 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.’

Training Course Details:

PSA Grower Training Course - Merced
Day 1:  Wednesday April 10, 2024
Day 2: Thursday April 11, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Both Days

2145 Wardrobe Ave
Merced, CA 95341

Registration Information and Fees: Please register on-line. Complete one form per person for record keeping and completion certificate. 
Registration Link: https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=42574
Registration is $20.00 per person and will close on 4/5/24. 

More Information: Vong Moua: (209)289-4566 or vmoua@ucanr.edu
                               Ariana Reyes: aireyes@ucanr.edu