ORISKANY, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County is hosting a winter Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training. This training is 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. 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.’
In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions. The course will provide:
- A foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information.
- FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements.
- Details on developing a farm food safety plan.
Completion of the PSA Grower Training will also provide 1.5 pesticide applicator credits.
The PSA Growers Training will take place on January 11th, 2023, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the CCE Oneida County Office at 121 Second St, Oriskany, NY 13424. The cost to attend the training is $50 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Register online at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/psagrowertraining_230 by January 6th
For more information or questions, call or email Myron Thurston at 315-430-7504 or email@example.com
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County