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  • Wed

    Produce Safety Rule Training   

    8:00 am0 4:30 pm Coastal Research and Education Center, 2700 Savannah Highway, Charleston, South Carolina 

    Who Should Attend: Produce growers who must meet the requirements of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.

    The PSA Grower Training Course is a 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.’

    What to Expect at the PSA Grower Training Course:
    First Day: 8:30am-5:00pm
    The trainers will spend all day teaching the 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

    Snacks and Lunch will be provided, please note of any food allergies or preferences

    In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module.

    After attending the entire course, participants will 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.

    If you need a food safety course for the Cold Storage Cost Share Program this will satisfy that requirement.

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To support promotional, research, and educational efforts for improving the marketing and quality of production of fresh fruit, vegetable, and specialty crops grown in South Carolina.

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