English and Spanish-Language Food Safety Training Sessions Available

  • Oct 31, 2018

The Farm Employers Labor Service is offering a full-day training session that meets the required U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Produce Safety training for growers. The trainers will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to produce safety
  • Worker health, hygiene and training
  • Soil amendments
  • Wildlife, domesticated animals and land use
  • Agricultural water — production and postharvest water
  • Postharvest handling and sanitation
  • How to develop a farm food safety plan

Participants are welcome to ask questions and share their experiences. A number of additional resources will be provided for attendees:

  • Materials to help determine how or if the regulation applies to your farm
  • Templates for creating records
  • A calculation tool to determine if small farms can receive a “qualified exemption”
  • A list of allowable water treatment compounds
  • Tools to assist with water analysis calculations

Sessions will be held as follows.

Oxnard (English)
January 17, 2019
Courtyard Marriott, 600 East Esplanade

Fallbrook (English)
February 21, 2019
Pala Mesa Resort, 2001 Old Hwy. 395

Escondido (English)
February 22, 2019
San Diego CFB, 420 S. Broadway

Oxnard (Spanish)
March 13, 2019
Courtyard Marriott, 600 East Esplanade

Escondido (Spanish)
April 24, 2019
San Diego CFB, 420 S. Broadway

A variety of other English-language and Spanish-language training sessions are available across the state; a complete listing can be found online.

The cost for the training session is $35 and includes course materials, coffee, lunch and an official certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials. Interested parties can register online.

For more information, send an email to: foodsafety@safefoodalliance.com.

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