Jan 18, 2017UGA to host PSA Grower Training workshop
The University of Georgia Food Science Extension Outreach Program, the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA), and the Produce Safety Alliance are sponsoring a two-day, produce-specific PSA training program, designed to teach produce safety and good handling practices.
The complete Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course will be presented in this year’s workshop. After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate of attendance from the Association of Food and Drug Officials that verifies they have completed the PSA grower training course.
Hands-on break-out sessions will teach participants to develop and document a written food safety plan with Standard Operating Procedures, as they apply to farm and field operations, packing facilities, cold storage operations and produce shippers. Participants will also learn how to use microbial testing as a verification tool for audit compliance.
Pre-registration is requred by Jan. 23. A registration fee of $350 includes tuition for the whole workshop, PSA training materials and a certificate of attendance from AFDO; supplies, two catered buffet lunches, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks. Lodging, parking fees, breakfasts, and evening meals are not included. Click here to register for the PSA Grower Training workshop.