Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training - Homer
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: November 02, 2017 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Location: Islands and Ocean Visitor Center - Seminar Room | 95 Sterling Highway, Homer, AK
Event website: dec.alaska.gov