MT. VERNON, Ill. — Do you have concerns about safety in your produce operation? Are you concerned about compliance with FSMA? Do you want to know more about the difference between FSMA and GAPs? Then the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training might be for you!
On August 13, 2018, from 8:00am to 5:00pm CST, U of I Extension will be hosting a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training workshop at the Don Lee Extension Office, 4618 Broadway, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864.
The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement 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.”
After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course. To receive an AFDO certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to their trainer at the end of the course.
Program registration cost includes handouts, lunch, and Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) certificate of completion. Certificates are required for individuals looking to meet the conditions of the FSMA Produce Rule.
The first ten (10) individuals signing up for this training will receive the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Manual free of charge, courtesy of a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Food Safety Outreach Grant through Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. Discount will be given after registration has been completed. This will be on a first-come, first-served basis only.
REGISTRATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED BY 5:00 p.m. ON JULY 16, 2018 IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THIS PROMOTION.
Registration can be completed at: http://go.illinois.edu/PSAMtVernon2018
Registration will close on July 27, 2018. There are a limited number of seats available for this training. Once the course is full, registrations will close. Cancellation Policy: Cancellation of the registration will forfeit the payment in full. Refunds will not be issued.
Additional information concerning the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Rule can be found at: https://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/training/grower-training-courses
Questions can be directed to Laurie George at email@example.com
— Laurie George, University of IllinoisExtension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
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