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Food Safety Extension & Research

FSMA Produce Safety Rule Training

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) has been tasked with developing the standardized national produce safety training program to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. The PSA has developed two types of training courses; Grower Training Course and Train-the-Trainer Course.

The PSA Grower Training Curriculum was created through a four-year nationwide development process. In 2011, after hosting an international gathering to review current educational resources, the PSA launched ten, open Working Committees (WCs), composed of one hundred seventy-eight unique members from academia, agriculture, industry, and regulatory agencies. The WCs identified key areas and learning objectives to be addressed in the grower curriculum. Additionally, grower preferences regarding produce safety training programs were collected by hosting eight in-person farmer focus groups nationwide, collecting feedback from eighty-nine produce growers. In 2015 and 2016, the PSA also engaged with the FDA Division of Produce Safety staff to align the curriculum content with the final FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements and incorporate the regulatory language throughout the curriculum modules and teaching notes. The seven module PSA Grower Training Course was designed to be delivered in one day, although multi-day trainings are an option.

PSA Train-the-Trainer (TTT) Courses have been designed to prepare educators to deliver the PSA Grower Training Course to produce growers and become PSA Trainers or PSA Lead Trainers. During the two-day Train-the-Trainer Course, attendees will have the opportunity to experience all seven PSA Grower Training Course modules, and learn more about conducting effective trainings for growers.

Content from: https://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/

 

Date and Location:

Grower Training
January 26, 2018, 8 am to 5 pm
Washington State University
Ensminger Pavilion
455 Lincoln Dr.
Pullman, WA 99164
**Course is limited to 40 attendees **
Parking permits will be distributed during check-in the first day.

Fee: $100/attendee

Please pick the correct Grower Training session when registering.  We have multiple trainings for the next few months. To register online, please visit our registration website with this link.  ‘Group leaders not attending’ must enter their professional information first and then add additional attendees when registering as a group. You will show a balance of zero if you register incorrectly.

The includes manual, certificate, lunch and refreshments. These trainings are heavily subsidized by Washington State University Extension and Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Lead instructor: Dr. Stephanie Smith, Washington State University


Dates and Locations:

February 1, 2018, 8 am to 5 pm
Grower Training
Lynden Homestead
Steakhouse 9 Bistro & Lounge
115 E Homestead Blvd
Lynden, WA 98264
Fee: $50 per person.
**Course is limited to 40 attendees **

February 8, 2018, 8 am to 5 pm
Grower Training
WSU Mt. Vernon
16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 47620
Fee: $50 per person.
**Course is limited to 40 attendees **

February 15, 2018, 8 am to 5 pm
Grower Training
Vancouver, WA
Location: TBA
Fee: $50 per person.
**Course is limited to 40 attendees **

Lead Trainers:  Karen Ullmann, Dr. Faith Critzer, and/or Dr. Connie Fisk

Please pick the correct Grower Training session when registering.  We have multiple trainings for the next few months. To register online, please visit our registration website with this link ‘Group leaders not attending’ must enter their professional information first and then add additional attendees when registering as a group. You will show a balance of zero if you register incorrectly.

The includes manual, certificate, lunch and refreshments. These trainings are heavily subsidized by Washington State University Extension and Washington State Department of Agriculture.


Dates and Locations:

Grower Training
March 6, 2018, 8 am to 5 pm
Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn
2300 Market St
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 428-5678
Fee: $100

Train the Trainer
March 6-7, 2018, 8 am to 5 pm both days
Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn
2300 Market St
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 428-5678
Fee: $150

**Course is limited to 40 attendees **

Please pick the correct session when registering.  We have multiple trainings for the next few months. To register online, please visit our registration website with this link. ‘Group leaders not attending’ must enter their professional information first and then add additional attendees when registering as a group. You will show a balance of zero if you register incorrectly.

The includes manual, certificate, lunch and refreshments. These trainings are heavily subsidized by Washington State University Extension and Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Lead Trainer: Drs. Connie Fisk and Don Stoeckel

We update this site regularly. Please email Cathy Blood, blood@wsu.edu, if you wish to join our email distribution list to be notified about the training.

Cancellations Policy: Cancellations will be accepted until 10 days to the course, and the registration fee, less $25 will be refunded. After that time, no refunds will be made for cancellations.

Substitution Policy: Substitutions will be allowed at any time. For additional information please contact our office at 509-335-2845, blood@wsu.edu.

Payment Policy: Your registration is not final until full payment is received. Please send check payments prior to beginning of the course. We also accept MC or Visa. Course materials will only be available for paid attendees.

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