BROOME CO., N.Y. — Join PSA Trainers in one of two opportunities for the required food safety training by the Food Safety Modernization Act and many 3rd party food safety audits, such as Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). December 1st & 2nd via zoom OR December 7th & 8th in person at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County.
On Day One 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 (Association of Food and Drug Officials) 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 November 30th in order to ensure each farm receives the manual prior to the course beginning.
All participants that attended the entire course (day one, all 7 modules) are eligible to receive a certificate from AFDO that verifies they completed the training course. Attendees will ONLY be eligible for an AFDO certificate of course completion if they attend and participate in all sessions on day one.
On Day Two growers can join us for a day focused on writing their farm food safety plan. Trainers will be joined by NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets Farm Products inspectors to give guidance and input for farms in creating their farm food safety plans to meet the needs for a potential audit. At the conclusion of day two growers will have all components of their farm food safety plans outlined with the most critical pieces.
Day Two is only for those who have previously attended a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training or GAPs training. The price for both days includes a “Farm Food Safety Decision Tree”, worker training posters for use on the farm, and a flash drive pre-loaded to the farm food safety plan template, standard operating procedures, and log templates for use by the farm.
In order for a farm to participate, you must have the newer version of Microsoft Word loaded onto your computer, or be comfortable working within Google docs.
Registration is limited to 30 farms each day, at a cost of $60 per person, or $100/farm (2 registrations included). Please be advised that refunds are not available. Registration is required by November 30th to ensure that the appropriate number of manuals can be acquired.
To register the remote Dec 1st & 2nd training click here. To register for the live December 7th & 8th training, please click here. If you are uncertain whether the course is for you, you are welcome to contact Laura Biasillo at email@example.com or (607) 584-5007.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County