Please note: the January 31 (Oxnard) and February 7 (Temecula) meetings are now sold out! A new meeting has been set up for April 17, 2018 in Escondido.
The Safe Food Alliance and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) are offering a Produce Safety Training session for produce growers, buyers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices and co-management of natural resources and food safety.
This course is recognized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is one way to satisfy the produce safety rule requiring that for each farm at least one supervisor or responsible party must successfully complete FDA-approved food safety training.
The training session will include the following topics:
- Introduction to produce safety
- Worker health, hygiene and training
- Soil amendments
- Wildlife, domesticated animals and land use
- Agricultural water
- Postharvest handling and sanitation
- How to develop a farm food safety plan
The $35 registration fee includes course materials, lunch and the certificate. Interested growers can obtain complete information and register online by clicking on this Oxnard workshop link and this Temecula workshop link.