Feb 17, 2017
Registration open for apple grower Produce Safety Rule training

Produce Safety Alliance training courses specifically for apple growers will be offered on March 20 and 21, 2017 at English Hills, 1200 Four Mile Road, Grand Rapids, MI 49544.

Each date is a standalone meeting, so a sign up is only needed for one date. Registration and program details are available online at: https://events.anr.msu.edu/2017springapplegrowers.

The day-long course will cover the following required modules:

  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domestic Animals, and Land Use
  • Agricultural Water
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan

Pre-registration is required. Because of space and funding limitations, participation is limited to one person per operation. Each date is limited to 100 participants.

Sponsors include the Michigan State University Product Center, Produce Safety Alliance, US Food and Drug Administration, Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development and Michigan Farm Bureau. Lunch will be provided by the Michigan Apple Committee.

Other trainings will be offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16 in Hart, April 3 in Grand Rapids, April 4 in Traverse City, and April 6 in Marquette. For more information on these training sessions, visit the 2017 Spring Grower Produce Safety Course event page.

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