2021-2022 Produce Safety Grower Training Course
*Out of state registrants: Please note that the fee to attend this course for non-Michigan residents is $85. The grant that covers the additional costs associated with this training does not cover growers from outside of Michigan.
A Day-long Online (Remote Delivery) Training Course will be offered on April 12, 2022
Typical Day-long Course Schedule (subject to change):
• 8:30 a.m. ET Orientation and Paperwork
• 12 p.m. ET Lunch break
• 12:30 p.m. ET Training resumes
• 4:30 p.m. ET Evaluation, certificate application
The following required modules will be included:
• Introduction to Produce Safety
• Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
• Soil Amendments
• Wildlife, Domestic Animals, and Land Use
• Agricultural Water
• Postharvest Handling and Sanitation
• How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
At least one supervisor from the farm must complete a farm food safety training equivalent to the standardized curriculum recognized by the FDA. This program satisfies that requirement. Please note that because this course is not provided “in person,” a course monitor has been appointed to verify participant engagement and attendance via video for this entire course. Per the requirements of the Association of Food and Drug Officials, course participants are only eligible to receive the PSA/AFDO Certificate of Course Completion if their presence during all of the PSA modules can be confirmed by the course monitor. The certificate of course completion will be issued at a later date when proof of attendance has been verified, and all paperwork has been reviewed.
The fee for this course is $50 for Michigan growers and $85 for out of state participants. This covers a portion of the costs associated with this training. The remainder of the cost is covered for Michigan Growers, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Registration deadline: Two weeks before the event. Preregistration is required and course materials will be mailed to the address you provide during registration. All participants must be in possession of the course materials in order to attend the online event. Cancellation is free before the registration deadline. Participants will be assessed the full course fee if registration is canceled after course training materials are mailed out.
Sponsors for this training include the Produce Safety Alliance, US Food and Drug Administration, and the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development.
Funding for this program was made possible, in part, by the Food and Drug Administration through grant PAR-16-137. The views expressed in the presentation do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the United States Government.
***Because course materials must be mailed to participants, preregistration is required and no exceptions can be made.
Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.