Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training - Homer

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 HOMER CLASS, please contact:  375-8278 or

Click here for info on the FAIRBANKS CLASS


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

Location: Islands and Ocean Visitor Center - Seminar Room | 95 Sterling Highway, Homer, AK

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