Training : PSA - Produce Safety Rule Training Official Program

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.’

An outline of the PSA curriculum is described in the agenda as follows:

COURSE AGENDA

  • Chapter 1: Produce Safety Rule Overview
  • Chapter 2: Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Chapter 3: Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Chapter 4: Soil Amendments
  • Chapter 5: Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
  • Chapter 6: Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water)
  • Chapter 7: Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
  • Chapter 8: How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Farms, especially small and medium sized, growing fruits and vegetables that must comply with the Produce Safety Rule that is part of FSMA.

  • Fruit and vegetable growers
  • Farm Operations and Production Managers
  • Farm Quality Assurance Managers and Supervisors
  • Field Managers, Supervisors, and Leads
  • Small and medium size farm owners
  • Produce Brokers, Agents and Distributors
  • Risk Management Managers
  • Government and Food Regulatory Personnel
  • Produce Food Safety and Quality Management Consultants