BROOME CO., N.Y. — Join Virtual PSA Trainers on April 5th & 6th, from 12:30-5pm each day via Zoom to gain your required food safety training by the Food Safety Modernization Act and many 3rd party food safety audits, such as Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs).
PSA Trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in the area of worker health, hygiene, soil amendments, wildlife, agricultural water, post-harvest handling and sanitation, along with how to develop a Farm Food Safety Plan. Activities and interaction time among peers will also occur each day to meet the requirements from AFDO and the Produce Safety Alliance related to attendee engagement.
Each participant farm will receive a manual. The manual includes curriculum module slides and slide notes divided by tabs with learning objectives. Additionally, references, a glossary, and FSMA-specific information is included. Registration is required by March 28th in order to ensure each farm receives the manual prior to the course beginning.
All participants that attended the entire course (all 7 modules) are eligible to receive a certificate from AFDO (Association of Food and Drug Officials) that verifies they completed the training course. As this is a remote delivered course, participant engagement and attendance will be monitored by trainers throughout the three days of training. This includes the need for access to high-speed reliable internet, a webcam turned on the entire 3 days during the sessions, and a computer/laptop to participate in the Zoom sessions. Attendees will ONLY be eligible for an AFDO certificate of course completion if they attend and participate in all sessions.
Registration is at a cost of $35/farm. Please be advised that refunds are not available. Registration is required by March 28th to ensure that mailing of manuals can occur in a timely fashion and that farms will receive them prior to the start of the training on April 5th.
If you are uncertain whether the course is for you, you are welcome to contact Laura Biasillo at firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 584-5007. Spots are limited in this training to maximize the grower experience. Click here to register.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County
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