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PSA Integrated Grower & Train-the-Trainer Course
Event Starts:
Tuesday March 20, 2018
@ 8:00am

Event Ends:
Wednesday March 21, 2018
@ 5:00pm


NMSU Campus - Domenici Hall, Room 109

3014 Mc Fie Circle
Las Cruces, NM 88003

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

Course Information

Who Should Attend

Both produce growers and those interested in becoming PSA Trainers should attend the integrated course.  Day 1 is the full PSA Grower Training Course for 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. Attending Day 1 of the 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.’

Produce safety educators and others who work with fruit and vegetable growers who are interested in becoming PSA Trainers or PSA Lead Trainers will need to attend both Day 1 & 2.  Day 2 will include additional presentations to ensure trainers are ready to deliver the modules to growers. Those who become a PSA Trainer or PSA Lead Trainer are able to offer the PSA standardized curriculum to train fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements in the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. This curriculum was developed through a nationwide collaboration including produce growers, extension educators, researchers, produce industry representatives, and government personnel.



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