PSA (Produce Safety Alliance) FSMA Produce Safety Rule Plain Grower Training course

Dec 17, 2019, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, November 22, 2019
Room 200: Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) Building 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691
Lindsey Pender

Trainers for this course are as follows:

  • Raymond Yoder, Grower Trainer
  • Matt Fout, ODA Produce and Food Safety Supervisor
  • Sanja Ilic, Ph.D., OSU Fruit and Vegetable Team Lead
  • Melanie Lewis Ivey, Ph.D., OSU Fruit and Vegetable Team Lead
  • Beth Scheckelhoff, Ph.D., OSU Extension Educator and OSU Fruit and Vegetable Team Member

The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules:

  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use
  • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water)
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan

The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.’  Only growers who are covered by the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement are required to take the training.