Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training - Fairbanks

November 02, 2017
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The State of Alaska is hosting two Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings (one in Homer, one in Fairbanks). This FDA-approved course satisfies the Grower Training curriculum requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. There is NO CHARGE for class participants. Funding is provided by an FDA-State of Alaska Cooperative Agreement. Growers can receive a certificate of attendance for a $35 fee.

Who: Commercial fruit & vegetable growers, farmers’ market vendors, and all others interested in learning about produce safety, the FDA Produce Safety Rule, and good agricultural practices should attend.

Participants will gain a basic understanding of:

  •   Microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm;

  •   How to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing food

    safety practices on your farm; and

  •   Requirements of the FDA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.

This class covers 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

To register or for more information on the FAIRBANKS CLASS, please contact:  (907) 375-8213 or sarah.coburn@alaska.gov 

Click here for info on the HOMER CLASS

Date: November 02, 2017 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Location: UAF Cooperative Extension Service Tanana District Office | 724 27th Avenue, Fairbanks, AK

Event website: dec.alaska.gov

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724 27th Avenue
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