Produce Safety Training

Program Details

Program Highlights

This Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course is recognized by the FDA to satisfy the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) training requirement.

This course satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule that states: 

At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.

What You'll Learn

  • 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

About the Certificate 

After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course. To receive an AFDO certificate, a participant must be present for the entire training and submit the appropriate paperwork to the trainer at the end of the course.

Online Participation Requirements 

  • Must work with or be part of the California Specialty Crop industry.
  • Class available only to farmers, growers, farm managers, farm key personnel, and farm labor contractors.
  • Provide a copy of your valid Identification Card prior to class attendance.
  • List of Speciality Crops

Equipment Requirements 

  • Laptop, tablet, or mobile device with a front-facing camera
  • Agree to have a front-facing camera on during the entire class (verifies attendance and allows us to certify you)
  • Stable internet connection
  • Download Zoom application and open free Zoom account
  • Produce Safety Grower Manual (mailed to you prior to class)

Online Registration

Dates & Times

English: June 2-3, 2020, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm register here for English class

Spanish: June 2-3, 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm register here for Spanish class

Location

Online

Registration Fee

$35 per person - Registration closes May 27, 2020

Note: This program is supported through grant funding allowing a registration fee of just $35; the program normally costs $285.

Call 559.243.7530 or email frank.nunez@scccd.edu with questions or requests for private corporate training.