PSA Training

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course is a standardized curriculum that covers a wide range of information on produce safety, including a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule requirements. It is recognized by FDA as one way to satisfy the training requirement of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, written in provision 112.22(c).

MSU Extension is able to offer the PSA Grower Training at no cost to growers. All trainings are conducted by trained members of the Michigan On-Farm Produce Safety Team, and a Produce Safety Alliance lead trainer is present at all events. 

Individuals who attend the entire training will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO), which verifies they have completed the course. 

Dates & Locations

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:

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

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 event.

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