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FSMA Produce Grower Certification Training

September 28th, 2018 8:30am - 4:30pm

WHEN
Fri, September 28, 2018
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

WHERE
Northampton Community College
Alumni Hall-130a-d
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020

COST
$30 per person
You will receive a workbook worth $50 and a Certificate worth $35. Coffee and lunch service will be provided.

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The course will provide fruit and vegetable growers & processors a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), co-management of natural resources and food safety information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Even if you are not required to have the certificate, it is a good food safety training and coordinates well with GAP certification requirements.

The PSA certified trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering 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

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.

The course offers a great opportunity for growers and producers to receive the training and certificate at a reduced rate ($30 - normally valued at $150). This discounted rate of $30 is offered by Pennsylvania Farmers Union (PFU) through grants from the Local Food Safety Collaborative project of National Farmers Union and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. You will receive a workbook worth $50 and a Certificate worth $35. Coffee and lunch service will be provided.

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5854 Vera Cruz Rd Emmaus, PA 18049

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Lehigh County Ag Center 4184 Dorney Park Road Suite107 Allentown, PA, 18104

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