PSA-Approved Food Safety Workshop
The CCOF Foundation and UC Cooperative Extension are offering a Produce Safety Alliance-approved Food Safety Workshop session that meets the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) training requirement for produce growers. Produce farms that gross between $250,000 - $500,000 in annual sales may be required by the FSMA Produce Safety Rule to have a supervisor attend a PSA-approved workshop by January 2019.
The workshop will be held at the UCCE-San Diego office located at 9335 Hazard Way, Suite 201, San Diego, CA on April 11 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The workshop is appropriate for organic and non-organic growers. An RSVP is required to attend the workshop. Interested parties can RSVP for the English workshop or the Spanish workshop.
The cost for the workshop is $35 and includes lunch, course materials and certificate fees. The workshop will cover the following:
- Introduction to produce safety
- Worker health, hygiene and training
- Soil amendments
- Wildlife, domesticated animals and land use
- Agricultural production and postharvest water
- Postharvest handling and sanitation
- Farm food safety plan development
Participants must complete the entire one-day training course and submit the appropriate paperwork after the workshop in order to obtain a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials.