Upcoming Produce Safety Training Seminars

  • Apr 11, 2019

The Food Safety Alliance, in partnership with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is hosting a series of Produce Safety training sessions at a discounted rate of $35 per attendee. The US Food and Drug Association (FDA) Produce Safety rule requires that at least one supervisor or responsible party must have successfully completed food safety training recognized as adequate by the FDA. These courses will satisfy that requirement.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to produce safety
  • Worker health, hygiene and training
  • Soil amendments
  • Wildlife, domesticated animals and land use
  • Agricultural water
  • Poster harvest handling and sanitation
  • Developing a farm food safety plan

Attendees will received additional resources including:

  • Materials to help you determine how or if the regulation applies to your farm
  • Records templates
  • Calculation tool to determine if a small farm receives a qualified exemption
  • List of allowable water treatment compounds
  • Tools to assist with water analysis calculations

The $35 fee includes course materials, coffee, lunch and a certificate. Online registration is available.

Training sessions will be held as follows:

April 18, 8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. (Tulare)
Spanish language session
International Agri-Center
4500 South Laspina Street
Tulare, CA, 93274

April 23, 8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. (Moreno Valley)
Spanish language session
Riverside Farm Bureau
21160 Box Spring Rd, Ste 102
Moreno Valley, CA 92557

April 24, 8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. (Escondido)
Spanish language session
San Diego County Farm Bureau
420 South Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

April 24, 8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. (San Luis Obispo)
English  language session
Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo
333 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

May 3, 8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. (Salinas)
Spanish language session
UC Cooperative Extension
1432 Abbott St
Salinas, CA 93901

May 10, 8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. (Temecula)
English language session
Embassy Suites Temecula Valley Wine Country
29345 Rancho California Rd
Temecula, CA 92591

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