New Online Options to Complete Produce Safety Rule Grower Training Course
Under the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), all produce farms with more than $25,000 in average annual produce sales during the previous three-year period are now subject to FSMA inspections and must have at least one employee who has completed a Produce Safety Rule Grower Training course. The new Produce Safety Alliance website can help growers find a grower training course that suits their needs and availability.
One of the most beneficial aspects of the website is that it lists both online and remote delivery courses. Online courses, which take between 15 – 30 hours to finish, can be completed at the registrant’s own pace. Remote delivery courses are led in real time by instructors using video conferencing software. Site visitors also can sort the course listings based on their preferred option: in-person, online or remote. Courses listed on the site are provided by various institutions and organization across the U.S.
California avocado growers are encouraged to utilize the new PSA website to find the best training option for their organization and complete the required course to ensure their operation is in compliance with the FSMA.