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Produce Grower Food Safety Training - FSMA and GAPs/HGAPs

This program is for fruit and vegetable growers who need Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) certification or GAPs/HGAPs (Good Agricultural Practices/ Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices) training required by buyers (i.e. 3rd-party food safety audits based on a written food safety plan) or if you are just interested in learning about produce safety.

Over the course of the training, certified Produce Safety Alliance trainers will cover content contained in these seven modules:
  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use 
  • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water) 
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation 
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
An optional farm food safety plan writing workshop is offered on January 31. Separate registration required.

FSMA and GAPs/HGAPs Produce Safety Alliance Training Course

January 30, 2018

8:00 AM - 5:15 PM

CCE Niagara County Training Center
4487 Lake Ave
Lockport, NY 14094


Cost

$70.00
A maximum of 2 additional attendees from the same farm/organization allowed at reduced price.

FSMA and GAPs/HGAPs Produce Safety Alliance Training Course

The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in section 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.'

Click Here to Learn More about Who is Covered Under the Rule and The Compliance Dates Timeline

Over the course of the training, certified Produce Safety Alliance trainers will cover content contained in these seven modules:
  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use 
  • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water) 
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation 
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan 
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.
Attendees will be provided with a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan.

Individuals who participate in this course are expected to gain a basic understanding of:
  • Microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm 
  • How to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm 
  • Parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one 
After attending the 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.

Your registration also includes lunch, snacks, and coffee. Pre-registration is required by January 25.

For more information, please contact Craig Kahlke (fruit growers) or Robert Hadad (vegetable growers) 

Mail-in Registration Form (PDF; 931KB)


Workshop on Farm Food Safety Plan Writing

January 31, 2018

8:30 AM registration and set-up, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CCE Niagara County Training Center
4487 Lake Ave
Lockport, NY 14094


Cost

$75.00
A maximum of 2 additional attendees from the same farm/organization allowed at reduced price.

Workshop on Farm Food Safety Plan Writing

Although this is not a requirement of FSMA, it is for those being asked by their buyers to have a food safety plan and undergo a 3rd-party audit. Participation in this session is limited to those who previously attended a 1-day FSMA or GAPs training. It is recommended that you bring a laptop if you are attending, or reserve one from CCE in advance by calling 585-735-5448.  

This session will begin with computer set-up at 8:30 AM with the program starting at 9 AM.

Registration includes a bag of food safety resources, including working training videos (one bag per farm), and a flash drive pre-loaded with food safety plan templates, record-keeping sheets, reference materials, and much more. Lunch provided.

Pre-registration is required by January 25.

For more information, please contact Craig Kahlke (fruit growers) or Robert Hadad (vegetable growers) 






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Upcoming Events

2018 Processing Snap Bean Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 4, 2018
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Canandaigua, NY

Discuss the 2018 snap bean growing season and management concerns. Reports and discussion of the 2018 Snap Bean Research Projects funded by the Association. Review priorities and the role of the advisory group in applications for state and federal grants. Give your input on the format of future advisory meetings and future educational programs.
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2018 Processing Vegetable Crops Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 12, 2018
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Batavia, NY

Sweet corn, pea, beet, and carrot processing growers and industry members are invited to attend. Discuss the 2018 growing season and management concerns. Reports and discussion of the 2018 Projects funded by the New York Vegetable Research Council/Association. Review priorities and the role of the advisory group in applications for state and federal grants. Give your input on the format of future advisory meetings and future educational programs. 
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2019 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 15 - January 17, 2019
1.25 hr sessions throughout each day
Syracuse, NY

The 2019 Empire State Producers Expo combines the major fruit, flower and vegetable associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference for New York producers, as well as the surrounding states and Eastern Canada. 
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Vegetable Sizing Templates Available

To assist farmers looking to sell into wholesale markets, vegetable sizing templates are now available for bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini and summer squash. The crop templates are scaled to size (8.5 x 11 paper). They can be printed and used to create sizing templates to be used by workers on the wash and pack lines. Additional grading resources are available too.

Empire State Producers EXPO Proceedings

Proceedings from the Empire State Producers EXPO conference from 2011-2018 are available online.

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