August, 2017 Monday


Food Safety

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training – Yakima, WA

Borton Fruit Training Facility

Yakima, WA, 2550 Borton Road Yakima, WA 98903

When:  August 21, 2017 – Borton Fruit Training Facility Yakima, WA

What:  This class fulfills the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for Produce Growers

The class will be led by trainers that have attended the PSA lead trainer training, and holds the Produce Safety Alliance Lead Trainer Certificate.

Where: 2550 Borton Road Yakima, WA 98903
When: August 22 (8:00 AM-5:00 PM)

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course:  Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co- management of natural resources and food safety.  The PSA Grower Training Course is one 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.”


Monday, August 21, 2017 8:00 AM

7:30 AM Light Breakfast Provided

8:00 AM

The 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

·         12:00 PM Lunch Provided -Courtesy of Conover Insurance

·         Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use

·         Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Post-harvest Water)

·         Post-harvest Handling and Sanitation

5:00 PM Wrap up

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. Total costs to attend the PSA Grower Training Course include PSA Grower Training Manuals and a certificate of course attendance from AFDO.   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 course.

Lead Trainers: Craig Doan, Impact Washington, Jeremy Leavitt, Borton Fruit

Questions?  Email us at Cdoan@impactwashington.org

Registration: The Grower Training fee is $240/person


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