Providing resources and assistance to fresh produce growers on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings



PSA Training Remote Delivery

This upcoming season, Michigan State University Extension will temporarily host a remote delivery of the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training remotely via the internet.

Six day-long remote training courses will be offered:
Must register two weeks before event

Oct. 20, 2020
Nov. 10, 2020
Dec. 1, 2020
Jan. 12, 2021
Feb. 9, 2021
March 9, 2021




FOOD SAFETY & COVID-19

There are many questions and concerns when it comes to both staying healthy and keeping your farm up and running in these uncertain times. Click the link below to find webinar recordings, guidance documents, and other resources that can help answer some of your questions and address issues you may be having on the farm.



FEATURED VIDEO



Evaluating Hygienic Design


Chris Callahan of UVM Extension developed five key principles to consider when evaluating hygienic design on produce farms. This interactive video allows you to virtually walk around a piece of equipment to give you an in-depth look at these principles.

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News



  • Repurposed box

    Recycling used produce containers

    Published on October 19, 2020

    Despite seeming to make economic and ecological sense, there are potential issues that make reusing single use fruit and vegetable boxes and bins for other produce sales a food safety risk.

  • Tomatoes

    Providing particulars on a pair of produce safety programs

    Published on August 6, 2020

    Implementing food safety practices on fruit and vegetable farms has been challenging. In response, a lot of different programs have sprung up to help. Let’s review a few programs that often are confused.

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Are You Covered Under FSMA?


Figuring out how the FSMA Produce Safety Rule applies to your farm can be confusing. This interactive video will ask you a series of questions to determine if your farm is covered under the rule, excluded from the rule, or eligible for an exemption.







PSA Grower Training


The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course, offered by MSU Extension, is a standardized curriculum that provides a foundation of FSMA Produce Safety Rule information.


PSA Training

On-Farm Readiness Reviews


An On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR) gives you the opportunity to walk through your operation with trained professionals and discuss what you can do on your farm to meet the Produce Safety Rule requirements.


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Educational Resources


There is a lot to learn when it comes produce safety. We keep our website updated with relevant videos, graphics, and other resources designed to help with every aspect of produce safety on the farm.


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Funding for this website was made possible in part by the Food and Drug Administration through grant PAR-16-137. The views expressed in the posted materials 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 organization imply endorsement by the United States Government.